American Honda today announced the launch of  “scrambler” style SCL500 motorcycle.

The new SCL 500 pays homage to CL72 and CL77 scramblers of the sixties. The SCL500, which is based on the Rebel 500 platform, blends contemporary ride quality and comfort with genuine classic aesthetics.

“More than any manufacturer, Honda has consistently demonstrated an ability to deliver fun, retro motorcycles that scratch a nostalgic itch while offering the performance and reliability for which Honda is so well known,” said Brandon Wilson, American Honda Manager of Sports & Experiential. “That’s the case with the all-new SCL500, and we’re confident it will be a hit with American customers.

The all-new SCL500 features all of the essential “scrambler” design elements, including an upright riding position, high-routed exhaust, block tires, ample suspension travel, and a retro aesthetic, in an approachable package at an affordable price. 

Utilizing the 500cc parallel-twin engine that has been so successful in models like the Rebel 500, the retro-inspired SCL500 is light and nimble, making it a casual, enjoyable entry for riders of all levels. The new SCL500 retails at $6,799 and offered in Candy Orange and Mattel Laurel Green Metallic. 

Wide range of Honda Accessories is offered for the SCL500, including an off-road inspired “Rally” styling pack and a “Tour” pack that offers additional storage capacity for long rides and multi-day trips.


  • High-mounted muffler
  • The riding position is natural and upright
  • Round LED headlight, turn signals and taillight
  • Blacked-out mechanical components
  • LCD meter with gear-position indicator and fuel consumption 
  • Tubular steel frame