2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS SE First Look (5 Fast Facts)

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.

  1. 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

2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS SE First Look: Price, MSRP, and Specs
2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS SE

  1. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. The SE comes in one color: Matte Gray Metallic.

  3. Your local Honda dealer will have the SE in the showroom in January. 

2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS SE Specs

ENGINE

  • Type: Parallel twin
  • Bore x stroke: 67.0 x 66.8mm
  • Displacement: 471cc
  • Compression ratio: 10.7:1
  • Valvetrain: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
  • Fueling: EFI w/ 34mm throttle bodies
  • Transmission: Six-speed
  • Final drive: Chain

CHASSIS

  • Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 41mm fork; 4.8 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Spring-preload adjustable shocks; 3.8 inches
  • Tires: Dunlop D404
  • Front tire: 130/90 x 16
  • Rear tire: 150/80 x 16
  • Front brake: 296mm disc w/ Nissin caliper
  • Rear brake: 240mm disc w/ Nissin caliper
  • ABS: Standard

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • Wheelbase: 58.7 inches
  • Rake: 28.0 degrees
  • Fork angle: 30 degrees
  • Trail: 4.3 inches
  • Seat height: 27.2 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 3 gallons
  • Estimated fuel consumption: 67 mpg
  • Curb weight: 414 pounds (standard 500 ABS)
  • Color: Matte Gray Metallic 

2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS SE Price: $6799