Honda Launches New Twin-Cylinder ‘Rebel’ Motorcycle

Honda have taken to the Long Beach International Motor Show in order to unveil their brand new Rebel bike.

In order to attract a younger generation of buyers, Honda went with a slim, blacked out design for the Rebel, as well as with a low 690mm (27 in) seat height for a more supple appearance.

Powering this new model is an A2 license-friendly 471 cc 8-valve twin-cylinder unit, plucked from the Japanese manufacturer’s popular 500cc trio. Among its features are the revised PGM-FI fuel injection mapping, which is now more torque-heavy towards the bottom-end, thus offering a sporty feel as well as a smooth and linear power delivery.

Buyers will be able to purchase the Rebel in three colors: Graphite Black, Matte Armored Silver Metallic and Millennium Red.

Overall, Honda is hoping the Rebel can offer a fresh take on what is otherwise a classic, old-school design.

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