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RiderMagazine - 2017 Honda Rebel 500 Review

Another review for the Rebel 500, this one from RiderMagazine. These are essentially all the same so there's not much new to read on.. more of a get out there and go test one out!

They do say it's comfortable for people under 6 foot 2 though

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Itís clear that Honda designed the new Rebels for style and individuality, and both versions are ripe for customizationóeven if that just means a new handlebar, seat or paint. For those who are more ambitious, the Rebelís rear subframe is easy to remove or modify, with the frame, subframe and swingarm all being made of easy-to-weld steel. Honda plans to offer plenty of accessories as well, including saddlebags, a rear rack and a handy 12V outlet (which our test bikes had installed, allowing us to keep our phones charged for the numerous photo stops).
2017 Honda Rebel 500 - Review | Rider Magazine
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As for rider height, I heard that even riders who are 5"7 should have problem sitting on. Which is a great move from Honda since that's one barrier for a lot of people on higher CC bikes. At worse some people around the mid-5 foot mark might have to be on the balls of their feet but it will work .
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As for rider height, I heard that even riders who are 5"7 should have problem sitting on. Which is a great move from Honda since that's one barrier for a lot of people on higher CC bikes. At worse some people around the mid-5 foot mark might have to be on the balls of their feet but it will work .
That's my biggest concern as I am not the tallest person. . . At 5'6 I'm hoping I don't have any issues.

All the reviews are from people around 6 ft. I haven't seen any short people reviews yet. . .
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Coming from the time I sat on the Rebels, I felt pretty good and I'm a shorty. I'm 5'4 and I had no issue whatsoever.
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Came across this review. The rider is 5'1. Decent review. Makes me feel much better about the sizing of the Rebel.

https://rideapart.com/articles/2017-...st-ride-review
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That's my biggest concern as I am not the tallest person. . . At 5'6 I'm hoping I don't have any issues.

All the reviews are from people around 6 ft. I haven't seen any short people reviews yet. . .
at worst about half your foot will be on the ground but as someone who stands 5'11 tall I was easily flat flooted.
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I was hoping cycle-ergos.com got updated to see a diagram but they haven't added the new Rebels yet
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Too bad bike makes don't make information like that available since it goes a long way in helping them to get buyers.

Once someone knows a bike will fit them, all it comes down to is if they like the design, power, features, tech, etc.
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Most times you just drive down to the dealer and sit on it. Sine there's 6 months between announcement and availability, were left to wonder about lots of things.
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I was hoping cycle-ergos.com got updated to see a diagram but they haven't added the new Rebels yet
The seat is 27 inches high, with a standard foot peg posistion. It should be pretty much the easiest bike there is for short riders.
Outside of the honda grom.
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