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2020 Rebel 300 Honda Cruisers Review Specs Price

The Rebel 500 and Rebel 300, the industry’s best-selling small-displacement cruiser models, are designed around the fundamental demands of a motorcycle rider. The models are stylish and user-friendly, providing unrivaled pleasure because of their streamlined appearance, configurable components, and outstanding performance in every environment—city streets or winding backroads. While the classic gasoline tank and narrow-style frame remain, the 2020 models enhance an already strong feeling of pleasure with LED illumination front and back, chassis and engine performance enhancements, and an expanding selection of accessories.

When we introduced the Rebel 300 a couple of years ago, riders immediately fell in love with the way it blends a modern, new design with time-honored qualities like a low seat height, lightweight, narrow 286cc single-cylinder engine, and user-friendly powerband. And for 2020, we retained all of those outstanding components while upgrading the Rebel 300 with new LED illumination (headlight, taillight, turn signals, and more), new instrumentation, a slipper/assist clutch that reduces clutch pull, new suspension, and a slew of new Honda accessories. In a nutshell, this legendary motorcycle is better than ever. That is a revolution we can all support.

2020 Rebel 300 Honda Cruisers – Features and Price

2020 Rebel 300 Honda Cruisers

New For 2020

The new assist/slipper clutch decreases the weight on the clutch lever by 30%, requiring less effort in stop-and-go situations and improving controlled deceleration. The updated fork incorporates fresh polishing on the inner pipe to increase the smoothness of the action, as well as a higher spring rate and altered oil levels for more excellent handling and comfort. Nitrogen gas is now used to maintain damping force in the shock damper tube, while a higher spring rate enhances handling, and a reworked bump rubber optimizes response force.

To strengthen the classic appearance, the repositioned and reshaped LED headlamp is complemented with new LED turn signals and a revised LED taillight. The rider receives essential information through the updated LCD meter, including gear position indication and fuel economy. The seat has been redesigned with a new thickness and density for greater comfort.

2020 Rebel 300 Honda Cruisers

Styling, Comfort, and Performance

American Honda revealed today several significant changes to their small-displacement cruisers for 2020. Already the industry’s best-selling small-displacement cruiser models, the Rebel 500 and Rebel 300 have introduced tens of thousands of new riders to motorcycle riding, owing to their reasonable pricing, user-friendly performance, and fashionable look (highlighted by an iconic peanut-shaped tank, fat tires and blacked-out mechanical components). Now, with a greater emphasis on style, comfort, and performance, the models are even better, and an enlarged accessory portfolio allows consumers to customize their bikes further—a critical component of the feeling of liberation, pleasure, and uniqueness associated with motorcycle riding.

Chassis / Suspension

Both models ride in a comfortable and neutral stance, with their arms softly extended and their feet falling directly on the mid-mounted pegs. Sporty lean angles are possible with enough ground clearance. To enhance the Rebel’s low-slung appearance, its beautiful tubular steel frame is intended to be as thin as possible around the rider’s inseam. The trail is 110mm wide and has a 28° rake. For rigidity, comfort, and style, the 41mm fork stanchions are spaced 230mm apart, and the bottom legs are blacked-out. The fork angle is 30 degrees, the wheelbase is 58.7 inches, and the seat height is 27.2 inches, contributing to balanced, neutral steering.

The slim frame body has a unique rear loop that separates the seat from the stamped-metal rear fender. Dunlop tires (130/90-16 in the front and 150/80-16 in the rear) are placed on 16-inch cast-aluminum wheels. The Rebel 500 and 300 are both available in standard and ABS configurations. The iconic peanut-shaped fuel tank, the dramatically sloped front end, and the thick tires mounted on large-diameter rims combine to create stripped-down shapes that convey eccentric uniqueness from every viewpoint—swingarm in blacked-out 45mm tubing with twin standard, side-mounted dual shocks with two-step preload adjustments. Ignition is located underneath the fuel tank’s left side.

Engine / Drivetrain

The 2020 Rebel 300 Honda Cruisers is powered by a 471cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine with powerful low-end torque and smooth, linear power delivery. The Rebel 500-cylinder head has roller rocker arms; shim-type valve adjustment allows lighter valves, resulting in less valve spring load and friction.

The Rebel 500 has a quiet (SV Chain) cam chain with vanadium-coated pins to minimize friction and provide better protection against dust. The diameter of the inlet valve is 26.0mm, while the exhaust valve diameter is 21.5mm. The Rebel 500’s piston skirt has been striated to minimize friction. After essonite nitriding, an AB 1 salt bath procedure generates a protective oxidation membrane. The crankshaft pins of the Rebel 500 are phased 180 degrees, and the main couple-balancer is located behind the cylinders, near the motorcycle’s center of gravity. Scissor gears are used for the primary and balancer gears, which reduces noise.

2020 Rebel 300 Honda Cruisers

The crank counterweight is designed mainly for pair balancing, and its modest weight enables the engine to spin freely and with a low moment of inertia. The Rebel 500 crankcases include thin-walled sleeves that are centrifugally cast. Their internal design minimizes “pumping” losses associated with a 180° phased firing sequence. A deep oil sump has a capacity of 3.2 liters. The Rebel 300 is equipped with a 286cc single-cylinder engine. The six-speed transmission is intended to provide seamless gear changes while mechanical components are blacked out for a rugged, minimalist appearance. A custom-designed muffler complements the vehicle’s appearance and creates a pulsing exhaust noise.

Honda Accessories

A comprehensive selection of certified Honda Accessories is available for the Rebel 500 and Rebel 300, allowing riders to customize their ride. Among the available accessories are a fashionable main seat, a headlight cowl, a meter visor, a fork cover, and a redesigned saddlebag that can be removed without tools and has shoulder straps for simple usage while leaving the bike.

2020 Rebel 300 Honda Cruisers – Technical Specifications

2020 Rebel 300 Honda Cruisers Specs


Type 286cc liquid-cooled 20º single-cylinder four-stroke
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 76.0 mm x 63.0 mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Induction PGM-FI; 38 mm throttle bodies
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized w/ electronic advance
Starter Electric
Transmission Six-speed manual
Clutch Multi-plate wet
Final Drive #520 chain; 14T/32T


Front 41mm telescopic fork; 4.8 in. travel
Rear Twin shock; 3.8 in. travel

2020 Rebel 300 Honda Cruisers Specs


Front Single 296 mm disc w/ hydraulic calipers
Rear Single 240 mm disc w/ hydraulic calipers


Front 130/90-16
Rear 150/80-16


Rake (Caster Angle) 28º
Trail 110 mm (4.3 in)
Length 86.2 in.
Width 5.3 in.
Height 42.9 in.
Seat Height 27.2 in.
Ground Clearance 5.9 in.
Wheelbase 58.7 in.
Fuel Capacity 2.95 gal.
Color Matte Fresco Brown, Graphite Black Metallic, Matte Blue Jeans Metallic
Curb Weight 364 lbs.

2020 Rebel 300 Honda Cruisers Specs


In the end, team Bikes Catalog would love to say that the Rebel 300 is an impressive cruiser that comes with a fuel-efficient engine and unique styling. The seat offers a comfortable long ride and thanks to the new suspension system, and the rider feels extremely smooth riding pleasure.

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