Classic cruising has never been a problem for the Honda Rebel. When you boast of a retro design that’s complimented by a fuel efficient commuter engine, then you can ride around town with the kind of confidence befitting the name of your bike.

The Rebel is not all about power, although it offers plenty of that in its own regard. The bike also features a design that a lot of riders can be proud of. The low-lying stance greatly accentuates the classic styling cues, including the prevalent use of chrome on the make-up of the bike. The low seat height of the Rebel is both comfortable and confidence inspiring, exuding a no-frills, all-business look that’s just right for the taste of a wide range of consumers.

Then there’s the engine. For the 2012 Rebel, Honda fitted the bike with a proven 234cc twin-cylinder SOHC four-stroke engine that’s smooth, quiet, and relatively easy to maintain. The engine is also mated to a five-speed transmission while an electric starter allows you be on your way at just a push of a button. Plus, you get the kind of reliability and low maintenance Honda is known for – all at a shockingly low price.

There is also a semi-double-cradle frame with a hydraulic front fork with dual Syntallic bushings and dual rear shocks that feature five-position spring preload adjustment, bringing together a bike that has taken the long and rich history of the Rebel name to a whole new level.

You don’t expect anything less from Honda.

Find out more about the 2012 Honda Rebel after the jump.

  • 2012 Honda Rebel
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    twin-cylinder SOHC four-stroke engine
  • Transmission:
    five-speed transmission
  • Displacement:
    234 L


2012 Honda Rebel Exterior Drivetrain
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  • 234cc twin-cylinder SOHC four-stroke engine
  • Convenient and reliable electric starter.
  • Screw-type valve adjusters simplify maintenance.
  • Constant-velocity carburetor gives excellent throttle response.
  • Easy-shifting five-speed transmission.
  • Automatic cam-chain tensioner.
  • Radically styled twin-muffler exhaust system.


2012 Honda Rebel Exterior
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  • Semi-double-cradle frame allows a long wheelbase and extremely low seat height.
  • Hydraulic front fork with dual Syntallic bushings.
  • Dual rear shocks feature five-position spring preload adjustment.
  • Rectangular-section swingarm.
  • Front disc brake with twin-piston caliper.
  • Wide 130/90-15 rear tire.
  • Spoke wheels with chrome rims.
  • O-ring-sealed chain for increased durability.
  • Pullback handlebar.
  • 9.8-litre teardrop fuel tank.
  • Two-piece custom-styled seat.


2012 Honda Rebel High Resolution Exterior
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Model CMX250C
Engine Type 234cc air-cooled parallel twin-cylinder
Bore and Stroke 53mm x 53mm
Compression ratio 9.2:1
Valve Train SOHC; two valves per cylinder
Induction Single 26mm diaphragm-type CV carburetor
Ignition CD
Transmission Five-speed
Final Drive O-ring- sealed chain
Suspension Front: 33mm fork; 4.6 inches travel
Rear: Dual shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability; 2.9 inches travel
Brakes Front: Single disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: Drum
Tires Front: 3.00-18
Rear: 130/90-15
Wheelbase 57.1 inches
Rake (Caster angle) 30o40’
Trail 113mm (4.4 inches)
Seat Height 26.6 inches
Fuel Capacity 2.6 gallons, including 0.7-gallon reserve
Estimated Fuel Economy 84 mpg
Colors Matte Silver, Candy Red
Curb Weight* 331 pounds

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel - ready to ride.

Honda’s fuel-economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride; how you maintain your vehicle; weather; road conditions; tire pressure; installation of accessories; cargo, rider and passenger weight; and other factors.

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  (399) posted on 01.9.2012

Now, this is what I want for cruising. Haha. Honda Rebel looks really "rebellious" upon looking on it, color and design. This whole package is something its owner can always be proud of. The engine specs, the looks and even the suspension.

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