Ex-Lurker - New Member
I've been a lurker here since the site was introduced. I check in every couple weeks and thought I'd finally just join. I've been riding a bit over 15 years and have had and still have lots of bikes. What brought me here is my fondness for the Rebel 300 I picked up last year.
Everything around me is city roads. I ride on rural roads too just for the pleasure of riding. So I sort of have to go out of my way to get on roads above 45 mph.
I bought a couple of new groms - not at the same time. After going over 5000 miles on one I bought another before the last of the 1st generation was gone. Got it cheap and told the dealer to keep the battery and not to service it beyond a recall issue, didn't want fuel in it. I just put it in storage as a "keeper."
Anyway the point I want to make is I didn't think I would ever find a bike I liked riding more than the Grom. Then this Rebel 300 hit the garage floor and I gotta say, I am truly digging it. I've got a CB300f and a CB500f and knew the 300 Rebel engine would be my #1 choice. I love playing the gears and having more to do on the speed limited roads I live amongst.
So I still think the Grom is great fun just because I can race around like I stole it while not drawing too much attention, but I think the Rebel is my goto puddle jumper for most of the riding I do outside of a 15 mile radius from home now.
This newest Rebel 300 is so relaxed and easy going I just wanted to share my 2 cents. It's the best bike I've ever ridden where going slow is so down right enjoyable. And like I said, most of the roads around me are speed limited to a max of 45.
I have used the Rebel on the interstate lots of times when I get in a hurry and want a short cut and it doesn't dissapoint me there. I hate riding a bike on highways and interstates, mind numbingly boring. But a short jaunt of a few miles, nice for variety every now and then. Still prefer just poking around and exploring roads in nice weather though.
Lastly I'll say it's kinda nice having a bike so close to a standard riding position that feels so bullet proof. Honda reliability, a cooling system and braking system designed for the bigger 500 model, that's nice. All aspects of this bike, very nice. And an easy peasy riding experience, that's nice too.
Last edited by Dave; 03-06-2018 at 11:40 PM.