Make your mark on it.
The CMX500 Rebel is all about freedom for all motorcyclists, particularly A2 licence holders. With a strong, liquid-cooled, parallel twin-cylinder engine cradled in low chassis, it’s a stunning looking bike – a blank canvas – and one that’s ready for whatever your imagination has in store for it.
AN EASY RIDE
The Rebel takes a different road.
Powered by the proven parallel twin-cylinder engine, the response is friendly, smooth and linear – ideal if your stepping up from a smaller bike. The riding position is relaxed as you sit, arms outstretched, into the low seat height, ready for the highway; it’s comfortable and easy to manage at low speeds too.
A parallel twin tuned for cruising.
Moving away from the high rpm-focused performance of the CBR500R, a revised PGM-FI fuel injection map has given the Rebel’s engine a totally different character. It has beefy, bottom-end output with more muscular torque of 43.2Nm@ 6,000rpm and – combined with peak power of 34kW @ 8,500rpm – provides satisfying acceleration and strong cruising performance.
The 2-1 exhaust is designed with two resonator chambers along with a 120mm diameter ‘shotgun’ style muffler. The sound produced has a deep- pulse thanks to the 180° phased firing order. Take it through the 6-speed gearbox and you’ll be surprised at how strong this motor feels.