Say hello to the Honda Rebel + Aviator Nation

Published: 20 March 2017

Honda have teamed up with Paige Mycoskie of 1970s inspired California lifestyle brand Aviator Nation to create the Honda Rebel + Aviator Nation, which was unveiled last week at SXSW festival in Texas.

The Aviator Nation Rebel gets a hand-stitched brown leather seat with embroidered Aviator Nation logo, shortened front and rear mudguards, gold tank with Aviator Nation's signature four stripes, brown leather handlebar grips, round mirrors, a smaller brake light and caged headlight.

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Mycoskie said: "When I was given the opportunity to customize a 2017 Honda Rebel, I knew that I wanted to create a classic, clean look reminiscent of those heritage Honda bikes. I was inspired by vintage motorcycles from the '70s." 

The A2-friendly Honda Rebel was announced in November 2016 and is powered by the same 471cc parallel twin engine used in the CBR500R. The engine has been retuned for more bottom end torque. The final result is 44.6nm at 6,000rpm and 44bhp at 8,500, which makes it ideal for A2 licence holders. Honda say the linear power delivery and strong bottom end torque makes it perfect for city riding. 

Honda designed the Rebel with customisation in mind - both the pillion seat and rear footpegs can be removed via two bolts and there's a range of official accessories to fit.

The custom Honda Rebels go on sale in Aviator Nation stores across the US in July, with prices yet to be announced.

 

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