2009 Honda Rebel Review


For any rider craving a smaller-sized, yet powerful bike, the 2009 Honda Rebel is the motorcycle for them. Equipped with unique specifications and one of the best fuel capacities on the market, the Honda Rebel is truly a bike built to satisfy all riders.

The Honda Rebel gets its name thanks to its edgy steel frame and sleek body, which comes in a variety of colors, the most popular version being blue. However, thanks to its smaller overall size, the 2009 Rebel truly is a bike that all riders can handle. With a dry weight of 306 pounds and a wheelbase of 57.1 inches, this motorcycle is easy to maneuver for all riders, and with a seat height of just 26.6 inches, access both onto and off of the bike is quick and easy.

For what the 2009 Honda Rebel lacks in size, it makes up for in power once it hits the open road. The bike is equipped with an SOHC, four-stroke carburetor engine, with a 9.2:1 compression ratio, and an evenly balanced 2.09 x 2.09 bore and stroke. A five-speed manual transmission lets rider navigate in and out of traffic at whatever speed is most suitable for him.

Despite the power the engine on this Honda delivers, the Rebel’s suspension and steering also allow the driver to maintain complete control of the bike under all riding conditions. The Honda Rebel motorcycle comes with a telescopic fork front end suspension and twin-sided swing arm rear suspension, while a single rear shock absorber allows for riders to maintain an even balance on the bike. Front disc brakes and rear drum brakes create a safe and smooth stop, even when cruising at top speeds.

Beyond the bike's suspension, the Rebel’s tires and wheels provide further balance. The Rebel’s front wheel measures slightly larger in diameter (18 inches) than the back wheel (15 inches).

If you’re looking for a little class to go along with the comfort of your motorcycle, the 2009 Honda Rebel provides plenty of it. The Rebel comes with a number of standard features, including exterior covers and guards, as well as a speedometer and trip odometer. The bike is also equipped with both driver and passenger foot pegs and a kickstand that helps to keep this scooter balanced when not it’s not in use. The Rebel also has front and rear fenders, providing an additional level of safety to the rider and his or her companion.

Finally, what makes the 2009 Honda Rebel so unique is that it’s got one of the best fuel capacities of any motorcycle on the market today. The bike gets impressive mileage out of its 2.6-gallon tank, and average riders can drive up to 150 miles before needing to refuel. Not to mention that with a 0.7-gallon reserve, drivers are rarely if ever left completely on empty.

New For 2009

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2009 Honda Rebel Specs

  • Model:Rebel
  • Engine Type: Four-Stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.09 x 2.09 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: Carburetor
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.6 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 57.1 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 26.6 inches
  • Curb Weight: 306.4 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 3.00-18
  • Tires (Rear): 130/90 R15


  • Exterior Covers
  • Exterior Guards
  • Driver and Passenger Foot Peg Location
  • Kickstand
  • Odometer
  • Speedometer

Key Competitors For The 2009 Honda Rebel

  • Yamaha Virago 250
  • Suzuki Marauder 250