Finally.... - Honda Rebel 300 & 500 Forum
  • 6 Post By frohmanj
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2018, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Bavaria, Germany
Posts: 17

Whoohoo! I finally picked up my bike today. Or Berel as she's now known.

I love it! I've been riding a CTX 700 for the past couple of years. The Rebel 500 is waaay superior. The handling is like riding on rails. The gear box is smooth (the DCT on the CTX was ok, but could be herky-jerky at low revs). Pick up is quick and smooth. It took me a few miles to adjust from the forward pegs of the CTX but I find the Rebel riding position comfortable (the seat is a tad hard...I need to clock a few more miles before I'll know if I need a more comfy seat). The German dealership was supposed to install handlebar risers but they've been unable to find any that fit so they refunded the money on those. It wasn't so bad riding without them, but again, like the seat, I'll put a few more miles on it before I order risers from the States.

I managed 100km today before the thunderstorms and torrential rain hit (yes, I got very wet!)...but Monday is supposed to be perfect biking weather

It's definitely been worth the wait!
frohmanj is offline  
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2018, 12:50 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Long Beach, CA.
Posts: 671

2019 Honda Shadow Aero 750, 2017 Honda Rebel 500 (SOLD), 2018 Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 (SOLD)
longbeachgary is online now  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2018, 04:33 PM
Senior Member
FLrebel's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Zephyrhills, FL
Posts: 316
Welcome and enjoy the ride!

"Life is about putting others needs, above your own fears".
FLrebel is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2018, 08:32 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Maryland, U.S.
Posts: 725
Congrats, and glad the LONG wait is finally over
Odin is online now  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2018, 09:54 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: AZ
Posts: 151
Tree is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looks like the service Manual are finally Orderable Hmoobphajej Maintenance 20 02-27-2018 10:59 PM
Getting rid of the brick -finally GazzasNewToy Appearance Modifications 17 02-12-2018 08:41 PM
Finally Delivered!! callmefed Honda Rebel 300 & 500 Owners Registry & Check In Area 11 06-06-2017 06:09 AM
It's finally here! CueBaller Honda Rebel 300 & 500 Owners Registry & Check In Area 7 05-13-2017 01:00 PM
Finally got one, mini review. shortyg83 Honda Rebel 300 & 500 General Discussion 8 05-08-2017 12:03 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome