Review of the Honda Rebel 500 S which was kindly lent to me by the guys at Honda Maidstone - https://www.maidstonehonda.co.uk/
Last years review of the Honda Rebel 500 (https://youtu.be/il2AYwIIZOY)
is my most viewed video so I felt it was a good time to review the new rebel 500 for 2020 and the S version!
Improvements this year are the addition of gear indicator and led lighting. The S version has the cowling at the front, the gaters, and the seat. There have been some improvements to the suspension this year however I can't say I noticed. It might be more noticeable if you ride them back to back.
The Honda Rebel 500 is still a great first motorbike or a bike for someone that likes cruising around on the weekends.
The Honda Rebel 500 is a very distinct bike with the slope of the tank making it easy to spot. With its low seat height and weight it is great for shorter riders who worry about heavy bikes. My other half is 5ft2 and it’s on the list of bikes she will be looking at once she gets her licence.
The Honda Rebel 500 doesn’t have a great amount of power on paper however I felt it fine for having some fun and getting around. The only time the bike might be lacking in power is if you are planning on overtakes around the 90mph range. Once you know where the power is then it is fine for getting you out of trouble when you need, and having some fun.
Riding the Rebel 500 is easy too. The seating position is comfortable though an upgraded seat might be something to look at as I got a sore bum towards the end of my ride. The Rebel 500 handles well easily falling into the turns.
The stock exhaust of the Rebel 500 isn’t in this video instead we have the Honda Rebel 500 Lextek Exhaust - https://amzn.to/2NfxTxM
- double check with Lextek about the link pipe but I’m convinced this is the one just without the carbon look. The exhaust sounds awesome as you will see in the video and well worth looking into. If you want to get in touch with Steve at Honda Maidstone he'll be able to point you in the right direction - firstname.lastname@example.org
The only concern I had with the rebel 500 was the front brake though I was putting it under a lot of strain at the time.
All in all a great bike.
Honda Rebel 500 Specs –
Seat height 690mm
Wet Weight 190kg
11.2Lt Fuel Tank
Products used in Making Vid
Helmet Cam - https://amzn.to/2W2dI6y
Helmet Mic - https://amzn.to/2VY0cAJ
Walk Around Cam – https://amzn.to/2W4DmYx
Gimbal - https://amzn.to/2IcZDhx
Walk Around Mic - https://amzn.to/2VZGYej
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