For 2017, Honda completely revamped the Rebel to create a new generation with 300cc and 500cc powerplants. As part of their marketing efforts when launching the bike, Honda partnered with Aviator Nation, a “1970’s inspired California lifestyle brand” which focuses on hoodies and sweatpants. Aviator Nation customized one Rebel 300 and one Rebel 500, both of which were eventually given away. Looks like the 500 is now available again.
Aviator Nation’s work included customizing the tank, seat, headlight, and grips. After the seller got it, he/she deleted the fender and added a custom exhaust, saddlebags, brake light/turn signals, and levers.
Find this custom Rebel for sale in Fountain Valley, California for $4,600 here on Craigslist.
P.S. Honda was hoping that showing off several custom Rebels would help jumpstart the same kind of passion they’ve seen with custom Groms and Ruckuses, though that hasn’t really seemed to play out. Here’s one of the wackier ones they showed off at the US reveal: