Hey Guys & Gals.Hello from Vietnam.
I live in Arizona.I also live part-time in Hochmin city(Saigon).
I am a long time Motorcycle rider & currently own a 2017 Indian Chieftain Limited w/19 inch front wheel that I basically turned into a RoadMaster.
My previous bike here in VN was a used Honda SH 150 that was very appropriate for the 60km speed limit.
It is also quite good for my 6'2'' frame & easy to ride & deal with here.The SH with a Givi tour box is not bad for travel in & around SE Asia.In fact, you can cross the borders to Thailand without extra papers(150cc).Anything over 150cc need papers almost like a passport.
I am looking to purchase either a New Rebel 300 or SH150.Funny,the price difference is about $50 USD less for the SH.
The SH 150 is the most popular & suitable for a tall rider in VN.It is probably the best city cruiser with all the traffic & mirror bumping.
My issue is for $50 I can have a real motorcycle
The SH would only need a Givi top box for travel & has storage under the seat for a full face helmet.
The Rebel would cost a little more to accessorize to accommodate the helmet(maybe a helmet lock).
City driving would take a little more effort.The 6 speed may never see 5th or 6th gear.LOL!
Lots more Accessories for the Rebel but they are a little difficult to find here, but it can be done.
I know this site is all about the Rebel.I see many discussions between people & differences between the 300 & 500.
Since both bikes are the same size the 300 would be my choice over the 500 in VN,since there is a max speed limit of 60km here.
Lastly,the price difference makes me look at the Rebel but the SH may be a better choice for this country(and cost less for customization).
Any constructive response would be appreciated.
btw,I have been riding well over 50 years