INTRODUCING THE CMX

INTRODUCING THE CMX

A fresh take on custom cool, the CMX500 mixes old- and new-school style and is engaging and fun to ride, with an outlook geared toward firing the imagination of a younger generation of riders.

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Performance

Sporty Engine

Twin-cylinder engines are a great choice for a machine like the new CMX 500. Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the 471cc  500’s engine is one of our best ever. The parallel-twin engine is narrow, which helps reduce overall bike size. Plus it offers lots of low-rpm torque, but plenty of higher-rpm performance.

Low price point

Sure, the new Rebel is a knockout in terms of style, but it makes an even bigger impact in terms of value. Wait until you see how much machine you get for so little green!

Cast wheels

Cast wheels front and rear are light, practical, easy to keep clean, and give the Rebel a look that tells you this is not built like a retro machine.

Style

Blacked-out style

The new Rebel is a blank canvas for your self expression. But unlike the canvas you buy at the art store, this one’s not boring white. As is, its black-out engine pieces, frame, and bodywork elements look great during the day and even better at night.

Steel rear fender

Real steel never goes out of style. The Rebel has a steel rear fender, color-matched to the tank. The paint looks great, and the steel fender helps provide a solid support for the optional/removable passenger seat.

Wide front wheel

The Rebel’s wide 130/90-16 front tire not only looks great, but it helps provide superior handling and stopping power.

Glass-lens headlight

Another critical item in motorcycle design is the headlight. With the Rebel you get the best of both worlds. The LED lamp is bright and precise, while the round nacelle shape, solid aluminum shell and glass lens give the Rebel a character that exudes class.

Classic instrument shape

Another iconic element combining traditional and new, the Rebel’s instruments take a classic shape and fill it with totally up-to-date digital LCD information.

Black-out muffler

Forget about having to polish chrome—the Rebel’s black-on-black exhaust system blend perfectly with the bike’s overall look. And maybe the biggest plus? The awesome sound.

Wide fork 41mm

It’s what’s up front that counts most in style, and the Rebel knocks it out of the park. Of course the front suspension offers precise steering and a plush ride, but the fat 41mm fork tubes give the bike a substantial presence too

 

Comfort

Low seat height

When it comes to seat heights, almost everyone likes them lower. At just 860MM, the new CMX has one of the lowest seats in anyone’s lineup. It’s comfortable when you ride, and it makes it easier to flat-foot it at stoplights or in parking lots.

Single seat with optional passenger seat

Travelling light and on your own? Want to take a friend along? Like the clean look of a solo seat? Like the versatility of a passenger seat? With the CMX you can easily have it both ways, since the optional passenger seat, passenger footpegs and footpeg hangers all bolt up or remove in minutes.

Light weight

Weighing just 187.8KG, the new CMX 500 is a lot more fun and friendly to ride than some bigger machines—perfect if you’re just getting started, or if you’re looking for a nimble bike. The light overall weight helps performance, too.

Narrow

Super-narrow, especially at the critical tank/seat junction, the CMX makes it easier to get on and off the bike, and to put your feet down at stops. Plus, the CMX fits a wide variety of riders.

Rider Triangle

A rider makes contact with the bike at three points: the seat, the handlebar, and the footpegs. The CMXs rider triangle strikes the perfect balance between laid-back cruiser and more active sport riding. You ride with a commanding presence, and the minute you sit on a Rebel in your dealership, you’ll know it.

Engineering

Superior Handling

A lot of today’s motorcycles look great standing still, but disappoint once the road gets twisty. At Honda, we set high standards for the way all our bikes handle and feel, and the new CMX is a perfect example—we’ve paid just as much attention to the way this bike corners and handles as we have its knockout styling.

11.7 Litre Fuel tank

One of the key items in motorcycle design is the fuel tank. Holding 11.7 l, the CMX’s iconic fuel-tank shape is timeless, but functionally it also teams up with the bike’s great fuel efficiency to give you plenty of range.

Die-cast Aluminum rear subframe

Here’s a chance for Honda’s designers to take a functional part of the motorcycle and make it look extra cool. The aluminum subframe/fender mounts are strong, subtle, light, and provide a solid foundation for the optional/removable passenger seat.

Wide rear tire

The Rebel’s low, fat 16-inch rear tire gives you plenty of grip, and helps lower the bike’s overall seat height and stance. And it looks tough, too.