2020 Honda Rebel 300, Rebel 500 Unveiled At EICMA 2019

Modified On Nov 11, 2019 By Zaran Mody

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The Rebel 300 and Rebel 500 are now Euro 5-compliant and could come to India soon

  • Both bikes get full-LED lighting and a new LCD instrument console.
  • The suspension characteristics of both bikes have also been tweaked.
  • The Rebel 500 will also be available in an 'S' variant.

While the new Fireblade may have grabbed all the attention at Honda’s EICMA stall this year, the brand also quietly updated its Rebel models for 2020. Both the Rebel 300 and Rebel 500 have received some improvements, so let’s take a look at what they are.

To start off with, the engines on both bikes have been made Euro 5-compliant courtesy of new exhaust systems. Both bikes also get an assist and slipper clutch which is claimed to reduce lever effort by 30 per cent, while preventing rear-wheel lock-up during aggressive downshifts as well. Honda has tweaked the suspension too, with revised spring rates and oil levels for the front fork. The rear shock is now nitrogen charged and its spring rate, too, has been tweaked.

Of course, none of these changes are externally visible. What will give away the 2020 Rebels is the full-LED lighting that Honda has bestowed upon them for the new year. This is accompanied by a new LCD instrument cluster which now packs in a gear-position indicator as well.

The Rebel 500 will get an S variant too, which will come with factory-fitted accessories that include a headlight cowl, fork gaiters and a diamond-stitched seat.

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