Can't decide between bikes.
I found a slightly used 2017 Rebel 300 with 600 miles on it. But! It's only $250 less than a brand new Rebel 300 from a dealer. Is there anything I would get with a brand new bike that would be worth the $250 price difference?
Also, I am having a hard time picking between 300 standard and 500ABS. The difference is $2K, which is quite a bit. I am a brand new rider, and I am sure the 300 would work for me to start off with my short commute. I am going to be using surface streets in the beginning, but even if I take the highway, it's only about 7 miles on the highway with a 65 mph speed limit and I have heard that the 300 would be fine for that.
However, since it's a brand new bike, I feel I will have it for a long time. Once I get a couple of years of experience, would a 300 still be a good choice? Or is a 500 a better choice to "grow into"? Also, how much of a safety upgrade is the ABS option?
I would appreciate any thoughts or comments.