Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Long Beach, CA.
Rebel No More
Let me start with that I feel that the Rebel 500 is an incredible bike maybe even one of the best Honda has made. Two things made it difficult for me to ride. First is the position of my feet. Even with the Corbin, my legs would cramp. I know that there are some forward controls out there but moving along was a better solution. Second, and I know this sounds silly, but the location of the horn and blinker buttons drove me crazy. For the new guys it doesn’t make a difference but every bike i’ve ever ridden had the horn on the bottom. It’s dangerous to honk your blinkers in an urgent situation and I couldn’t find a solution.
I went with the Vulcan S. Similar platform to the Rebel with “forward controls”. I’m looking forward to riding the “S” with the SoCal Rebel group.
2019 Honda Shadow Aero 750, 2017 Honda Rebel 500 (SOLD), 2018 Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 (SOLD)