After an upgrade last year, Honda has more plans for the now-midsize Rebel. There is now a 2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS—an accessorized version of the standard Rebel 500 ABS. It’s time to take a look at what gets added to the plain wrap Rebel 500 to turn it into an SE.
The goal of the 2021 SE is to further the blacked-out look of the parallel-twin cruiser. Here is what Honda adds to the platform:
Black headlight cowl
Black fork boots
Black fork tube cover (between triple clamps)
Black diamond-stitch seat
All of these blacked-out parts contribute a bit of a menace to the basically friendly platform. Honda class the look “Born Rebel”. Of course, we all know you meet the nicest people on a Honda. Regardless, it is a good look.
Honda asks just a $200 premium for the 2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS SE over the standard ABS model. That brings the MSRP of the SE to $6799. The standard Honda Rebel 500 without ABS is available for $6299, with the addition of ABS adding $300 to the price. We recently tested the standard Rebel 500 ABS.
The SE comes in one color: Matte Gray Metallic.
Your local Honda dealer will have the SE in the showroom in January.
2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS SE SpecsENGINE
Type: Parallel twin
Bore x stroke: 67.0 x 66.8mm
Compression ratio: 10.7:1
Valvetrain: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Fueling: EFI w/ 34mm throttle bodies
Final drive: Chain
Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 41mm fork; 4.8 inches