Honda Unveils Customisable Bobbers — Rebel 300 & 500

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Honda has announced a pair of progressive custom bobbers which fuses tradition with groundbreaking new ideas and perspective while offering ample scope for customisation. The new Honda bobbers, the Rebel 300 and the Rebel 500 offer a fresh take on customisation.

The bobbers is a mix of old- and new-school style and are engaging and fun to ride motorcycles, with an outlook towards firing the imagination of the younger generation of motorcycle riders.

The development of the Rebel 300 and the Rebel 500 began in the U.S., with the aim of referencing a timeless look at the same time introducing a forward thinking, contemporary style on their own.

Honda is aiming to showcase the Rebel siblings as an accessible, fun to ride and easy to live with, while the models go their own way, but are also blank canvases, ready for the owner's imagination to take over and customise accordingly.

Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications at American Honda said that for many riders who have grown up in the digital age, motorcycle represents a lifestyle and an attitude, a means of expressing their individuality.

He added that the Rebel 300 and the Rebel 500 are simple and raw, offering cutting edge style and a radical image while minimising the barriers of riding.

The Rebel models are of the minimalist design language and it has low and lean silhouettes which is crowned by the iconic fuel tanks. The front end looks aggressive and the fat tyres on the large diameter wheels give out the bobber image.

Honda has powered the Rebel 300 with single cylinder 286cc four stroke engine and is fuel injected paired with the 6-speed gearbox.

The Rebel 500 is powered by the 471cc parallel twin cylinder, fuel injected and mated to the 6-speed gearbox.

Both the bobbers comewith standard and ABS variants and different colour options. While the Rebel 300 is priced at $4,399 (approx. Rs 3 lakh), the Rebel 500 is priced at $5,999 (approx. Rs 4.08 lakh).

Story first published: Friday, November 18, 2016, 14:05 [IST]
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