Honda launched in Europe the 2023 model of the CMX500 Rebel, its 500cc custom bobber motorcycle, which arrives with new colors, but maintains the mechanical set of the previous model.
The 2023 CMX500 Rebel is now available in Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic, Pearl Smoky Gray and Candy Diesel Red. In addition, the ‘S’ version is still available, which adds some accessories such as headlight fairing and diamond-style seat stitching, in the new Titanium Metallic color.
In terms of mechanics, there is no change, it continues with the same set that it received in 2020, such as a Euro5 471cc twin-cylinder engine, revised suspensions, Full-LED lighting, gear indicator on the dashboard, assist and slipper clutch and a more comfortable seat.
The 2023 CMX500 Rebel is a bike with a minimalist style and simple lines, a custom bobber, a design evidenced by the position of the fuel tank and, mainly, by the wide tires, including the front. They measure 130/90-16 at the front and 150/80-16 at the rear.
In addition, the ‘S’ version of the model features a small headlight fairing, retro-style front suspension protector and diamond-stitched seat.
Modern LED lighting is mixed with a classic look, with round headlight, dashboard and turn signals. The taillight has a horizontal format with curved sides (pill shape).
Engine and technology
The engine of the 2023 CMX500 Rebel is a liquid cooled 471 cm³ twin-cylinder, capable of generating up to 34 kW (45.6 HP) of maximum power at 8,500 rpm and 43.3Nm (4.4 kgfm) of torque at 6,000 rpm.
It is the same used in the adventurer CB 500X, but had the fuel injection mapping revised and different valve and ignition times changed, focusing on low torque, with smooth and linear delivery throughout the entire rev range.
This engine works in conjunction with a 6-speed gearbox, equipped with an assist and slipper clutch. The wheels are 16 inches, equipped with tires measuring 130/90-16 at the front and 150/80-16 at the rear. In terms of braking, it has a 296mm brake disc at the front with two-piston calipers, and two-channel ABS.
The instrument panel is fully digital with a negative LCD and white backlight and features a gear position indicator as well fuel consumption display.
Finally, a range of Honda Genuine Accessories are available both individually or as part of the ‘comfort’ or ‘travel’ packs, including passenger backrest, adjustable brake lever and 12V socket.
Anyway, for more information, visit https://www.honda.co.uk/motorcycles.html.