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post #1 of 93 (permalink) Old 04-23-2017, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Haters on the new honda rebel

Has anyone notice all the haters on the look of the new Honda rebel? Maybe not everyone is a fan of bobbers... **** even the 2nd Gen Honda rebel guys think the new look is ugly! I've always thought the older look was pretty outdated and small imo. Any opinion on this matter?

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I drive a Jeep Wrangler...every time a new redesign happens, pervious gen owners start up the hate committees on them, even though the newer ones are designed better and advance the consumer base of the vehicle. Seems to me it's the same thing with the R3. Bottom line is, who cares about the haters. Spend your money how you want, ride what you want, and be happy. I can't wait to get mine!
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Old guys + change= hate.
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I drive a Jeep Wrangler...every time a new redesign happens, pervious gen owners start up the hate committees on them, even though the newer ones are designed better and advance the consumer base of the vehicle. Seems to me it's the same thing with the R3. Bottom line is, who cares about the haters. Spend your money how you want, ride what you want, and be happy. I can't wait to get mine!
True that! I'm sure inc these new rebels start hitting the streets, their popularity will increase dramatically.

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The haters will always be the lesser population than the people that love it. But the haters voices are quite louder. In my opinion, if you love it, go for it. Everyone has their preferences but you'll be the one to deal with it.
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It is a pretty radical design change from the old Rebel. I am honestly unsure why Honda kept the Rebel name. I think a lot of haters are people who hear the rebel name and are expecting a much more classic cruiser style.

I for one prefer the new look a lot more than the old one.

The second part of the haters are people who hate small bikes. They won't allow a cruiser under 800cc to be respected.
I can't stand people who only care about having a gigantic bike. I respect all bikes and riders.
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I was so glad to find this forum because the old Rebel forum is full of the haters. Heck I was afraid to even join and post because of that. The new Rebel breaks many old established rules , a true rebel!😉 Anyway, the fact that it is new and modern is why I like it.
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I was so glad to find this forum because the old Rebel forum is full of the haters. Heck I was afraid to even join and post because of that. The new Rebel breaks many old established rules , a true rebel!😉 Anyway, the fact that it is new and modern is why I like it.

yea, that was the exact reason why I joined this forum. The old rebel forum was full of haters, but tbo... The people who love the new look of the rebel hates the look of the old lol. So I guess it goes both ways
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I have noticed. It's almost an even split, you either love it / hate it.
It seems Honda's demographic for this thing is the younger crowd which seems more welcoming to the design. Lot's of hate seems to be coming from the greybeards.
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You'll find most of the "hate" stems from Honda slapping a name with 30+ years of heritage onto a new model that is completely unrelated in anyway to that heritage. Putting it modestly, it would be akin to VW belting out a minivan and calling it "Beetle". Had they called it anything else --- "Bruiser", "Outlaw", "CB300C/CB500C", whatever else that isn't "Rebel" --- then whatever other petty issues being held in contempt would quickly fall to the sidelines.
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