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Honda Rebel 500 vs Kawasaki Vulcan S Comparison

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The detailed motorcycle comparison of Honda Rebel 500 and Kawasaki Vulcan S, based on price, specifications & other features is shown below. The Honda Rebel 500 priced at RM 32,899 while the Kawasaki Vulcan S motorcycle has a price tag of RM 27,172 . Comparing the technical specifications, Kawasaki Vulcan S engine displacement is 649 while the Honda Rebel 500 houses a 471.03 engine.

Overview Honda Rebel 500 Kawasaki Vulcan S
Brand
Off Road Price*
(Kuala Lumpur)
RM 32,899 RM 27,172
User Rating
Available Color(s)
Rebel 500 Colors
Vulcan S Colors
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol Motorcycles in Malaysia
Petrol
Petrol Motorcycles in Malaysia
Vehicle Type
Cruiser
Cruiser Motorcycles in Malaysia
Cruiser
Cruiser Motorcycles in Malaysia

User Review Comparison

Honda Rebel 500
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    Alvin Jan 10, 2022 for Honda Rebel 500

    I did a lot of research before I thought of buying a cruiser and all that deliberation led me to buy the new Honda Rebel. The middleweight cruiser is absolutely Read More

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    Raahim Nov 24, 2021 for Honda Rebel 500

    The bobber-inspired styling of the Rebel is what I love the most about it. This motorcycle feels so great to look at because of its retro design and short stance. Read More

  • I
    Ishtiqal Oct 25, 2021 for Honda Rebel 500

    The Honda Rebel is an amazing bike for cruising. I love this bike for its great ride quality and its overall style and appeal. For me, the selling point of Read More

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    Grant Jul 15, 2021 for Honda Rebel 500

    I am not a big fan of cruisers because they look very dated and don’t solve the purpose unless it is a Harley Davidson, which is stylish and powerful. Now, Read More

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    Husaini May 19, 2021 for Honda Rebel 500

    The Honda Rebel has a great style that demands to be looked at while you ride it along the city roads. I have been riding this bike for quite a Read More

Kawasaki Vulcan S
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    Panjang Jan 12, 2022 for Kawasaki Vulcan S

    The Kawasaki Vulcan S is a big and burly cruiser. It’s a delight to ride this bike. The design almost resembles a Harley-Davidson and performance-wise the Vulcan S matches up Read More

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    Rayzal Dec 09, 2021 for Kawasaki Vulcan S

    The Vulcan S is the best cruiser in the market if you ask me. The low stance and long frame of this motorcycle make it very appealing to ride. The Read More

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    Faizin Aug 16, 2021 for Kawasaki Vulcan S

    The phrase "Wolf in sheep's clothing" perfectly defines this amazing piece of machinery. I am a Kawasaki Vulcan S owner, and I have covered thousands of kilometres with this sweet Read More

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    Steve Aug 11, 2021 for Kawasaki Vulcan S

    This massive sized oddball caught my attention and created an instant spark in me the moment I saw this in the Kawasaki showroom. As if I realized then and there Read More

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    Mike Jul 06, 2021 for Kawasaki Vulcan S

    I describe the Kawasaki Vulcan S to be a great cruiser, but only for the city. No I don’t mean that you cannot take it on the highway, just that Read More

From The Experts

  • Pros
  • Cons
Honda Rebel 500

Impressive styling

Riding ergonomics

Ride quality

Kawasaki Vulcan S

Learner-friendly dynamics

Comfortable ergonomics with a low seat

Modern Cruiser aesthetics

Honda Rebel 500

Lack of features

Could have done with more power

Boring instrument console

Kawasaki Vulcan S

Low foot pegs grind too easily

No electronics

Disappointing exhaust note

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Technical Specifications
Engine & Performance
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 11.2 L 14.0 L
Clutch Type Wet, Multi-Plate Wet, Multi-Plate
Exhaust Pipes 2 In 1 Exhaust 2 In 1 Exhaust
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Liquid Cooled
Engine Type 471cc Liquid-Cooled Parallel-Twin Four-Stroke 2-Cylinder 4-stroke Parallel Twin, 8 Valves DOHC, Liquid Cooled
Displacement 471.03 649
No. Of Strokes 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Bore X Stroke 67 mm x 66.8 mm 83 mm x 60 mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1 10.8:1
No. Of Cylinder 2 2
Valves Per Cylinder 4 4
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Maximum Power 45.50 60.16
Maximum Torque 43 Nm 63 Nm
RPM at Maximum Power 8500 7500
RPM at Maximum Torque 6000 6600
Dimension
Seating Capacity 2 2
Length 2190 mm 2310 mm
Width 820 mm 880 mm
Height 1093 mm 1100 mm
Kerb Weight 191 kg 225 kg
Wheel Base 1490 mm 1575 mm
Ground Clearance 136 mm 130 mm
Seat Height 690 mm 705 mm
Category Cruiser Cruiser
Fuel & Ignition
Start Option Electric Electric
Ignition System Digital Digital
Fuel Supply System PGM-FI Fuel Injection
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Chassis & Suspension
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Dual Shocks Offset Laydown Single-Shock
Electrical
Battery Voltage 12 V 12 V
Gear & Transmission
Gear Box 6-Speed 6-Speed
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Wheels & Tyres
Front Tyre 130/90 R16 120/70 R18
Rear Tyre 150/80 R16 160/60 R17
Front Wheel Size R16 R18
Rear Wheel Size R16 R17
Tyre Type Radial Radial
Safety & Security
Safety & Security
Back Rest
Stability Control
Traction Control
Launch Control
Riding Modes Cruise, Road Cruise, Road
Leg Guards
Engine Check Warning
Pass Switch
Central Locking
Wheel Lock Front/back
Shutter Lock
Features
Console
Navigator
Side Stand Indicator
Tachometer
Speedometer Digital Digital
Odometer Digital Digital
Display Screen
Fuel Gauge Digital Digital
Tripmeter
Brake
Front Brake Disc Disc
Rear Brake Disc Disc
Chassis & Suspension
Seat Type Dual Seat Dual Stepped
Body Frame Material Steel Steel
Side Wings
Differentiating Features
Cruise Control
Height Adjustable Seats
Electrical
Indicator Light
Head Lamp Halogen Bulb
Adjustable Headlights
Tail Lamp Bulb Bulb

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