I think there is still a lot to be said for the old school Rebel 250. I'm old school (age 59) and have owned 4 of them since 1985. I bought a brand new 2016 a couple of years ago for about half price. I like it's style, and air cooled carbureted engine. It is completely freeway capable, I have ridden it between 80-85 mph all day before. The seat is a bit uncomfortable for my size (6' 240) The new Rebels are simply beyond my price point. The 2016 would have been as well, at full price with all the fees. I have bought a lot of used bikes over the past 10 years, and will probably never be able to buy another new one, unless it is a 50cc scooter. Enjoy your new Rebels.