Honda’s just revealed its new Euro 5 compliant A2 licence-friendly 471cc Rebel cruiser for 2020.
Honda’s learner friendly cruiser has been updated for 2020 to be brought in line with Euro 5 emissions regulations. But there are a handful of other changes too, including revised suspension, full LED lighting, a new gear position indicator, a slipper clutch and a more comfortable seat.
Powered by the same 471cc 8-valve, liquid-cooled parallel twin-cylinder engine as the CBR500R – the Rebel comes with revised PGM-FI fuel injection mapping and different valve and ignition timings to shift its character away from high rpm-focused performance to torque-heavy bottom-end output. It kicks out maximum torque of 43.3Nm of torque at 6,000rpm and peak power of 45hbp at 8,500rpm.
The Rebel comes with a 45mm diameter tubular steel swingarm, which works together with twin shock absorbers (that come with 5 step preload settings). The shocks are now nitrogen-charged, with revised spring rate and reshaped damper rubbers for firmer, more consistent damping. For 2020, it also comes with revised fork spring rates and oil quantities to help offer more compliant damping for a smoother ride.
Its 16-inch cast aluminium wheels are clad with a set of fat Dunlop tyres – and there’s a 296mm front disc with a twin-piston caliper at the front and a single-piston caliper at the rear looking after the braking.
The new Rebel’s available in Matte Jeans Blue Metallic, Graphite Black, Matte Axis Grey Metallic or Millennium Red – but if you fancy making it your own, there are a range of accessories available direct from Honda. And the pillion pad and rear footpegs are easily removable, so there’s a lot of flexibility depending on what you want to create.
No news on pricing or availability just yet, but for more information on the new Honda Rebel for 2020, click HERE.
|Engine Displacement (cm³)||471cc|
|No. of Valves per Cylinder||4|
|Bore ´ Stroke (mm)||67 x 66.8|
|Max. Power Output||34kW/8,500rpm|
|Oil Capacity||3.2 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11.2L|
|Clutch Type||Wet multiplate|
|Dimensions (LxWxH) mm||2,205 x 820 x 1,090|
|Type Front||41mm Telescopic forks|
|Type Rear||Showa twin shock|
|Rim Size Front||16M/C x MT3.00|
|Rim Size Rear||16M/C x MT3.50|
|Tyres Front||130/90-16M/C 67H|
|Tyres Rear||150/80-16M/C 71H|
|ABS System Type||Two channel|
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For more information on all the bikes being unveiled at EICMA over the coming days, click HERE.