Honda collaborated with Aviator Nation to bring us the limited edition Honda Rebel + Aviator Nation cruiser.
Unveiled last week at the South By Southwest film and music festival in Austin, Texas, festival goers had a chance to get up close and personal with both the 2017 Honda Rebel & the Honda Rebel + Aviator Nation cruiser.
Founder, Paige Mycoskie, wanted the Rebel to embody California’s 1970s vibe and bring out our “adventurous spirit wanting to get out and explore the world from a different vantage point.”
With this in mind she has given the Rebel a hand-stitched brown leather seat with the Aviator Nation logo embroidered into it, bespoke brown leather grips, round rear view mirrors, clean tail light and caged head lamp. Finishing off the look is a gold shimmer painted tank inspired by vintage instruments and the customary Aviator Nation stripes in the brand’s signature colors.
Under all that sparkle are the same 471cc parallel twin and 286cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke single engines found in the Rebel 500 and 300. Both are expected to go on sale late April with the Aviator Nation variants hitting Aviator Nation flagship stores in June 2017.
Sticking with the music theme, Motorcycle.Com says the limited edition Honda Rebel + Aviator Nation cruiser will make an appearance at the ACL Music Festival this year.