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To be honest, I dislike Fortnine. Not sure if its the overly repeated super cliche crap or the fact that I feel in large part he doesn't take the time to really test a product before slapping a review out on it and just seems to consist of first impressions.

Personally I loved Revzilla's write up and videos and they are in large part why I bought the Rebel 500

https://www.revzilla.com/common-trea...orcycle-review

https://www.revzilla.com/common-trea...om-then-to-now

And the videos in both articles were very helpful for me as Lemmy and I share a stature!
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I have to say Revzilla's write up/review also helped me decide on my purchase of the 500. I test rode a Yamaha Bolt, the day prior to buying the Rebel, and honestly I didn't care for it one bit.
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I have to say Revzilla's write up/review also helped me decide on my purchase of the 500. I test rode a Yamaha Bolt, the day prior to buying the Rebel, and honestly I didn't care for it one bit.
Thatís a disappointment. The Bolt was on my top 5 list, I looked at one again the other day.
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The following reviews confirmed that the Rebel was the right bike for. Delighted with it so far . . . .




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I was disappointed with Ryans review too, he was too picky.. Lemmy (Revzilla) was the best, that review was the first made me think about buying the Rebel.

I like this guy too
https://youtu.be/TFIdUe0oSgU

He is not much into cruisers or classic bikes, but man he's funny as **** (at least in his other videos) 😉
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Thanks for posting all these reviews guys, I'm going to get into them in a bit. It seems like a good number of you went with the 500 over the 300. Any particular reasons why? Just for the bump in power?
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Thanks for posting all these reviews guys, I'm going to get into them in a bit. It seems like a good number of you went with the 500 over the 300. Any particular reasons why? Just for the bump in power?
It's not just a bump.. It's literally the difference between day and night. The Rebel was made with the 500 engine in mind, and then at the last minute they decided that some parts of the world might be interested in the bike, but with a smaller engine. Mostly due to the difference in price, to attract more buyers to the new Rebel.
Why anyone would ever want a 300 however is beyond me..

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Thanks for posting all these reviews guys, I'm going to get into them in a bit. It seems like a good number of you went with the 500 over the 300. Any particular reasons why? Just for the bump in power?
I'm 6ft 285lbs, a 300cc engine was NEVER going to move me at highway speeds and still have anything left to try and pass anyone. Lemmy is pretty much might size so he is a great 'model' for what I will likely like, or not like.
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I only got the 300 because my wife was with me when I went to the dealer and was too terrified for me to get a "bigger" bike since I was restarting riding after a fall a year prior.
Didn't want to argue after I got the green light to get another bike, and for under $5k new I took the gamble on the smaller bike.
At 5"10 190lbs it has enough power for me to get around the suburbs, downtown chicago, and highway (cruises at 70 mph comfortably).

Does everything I need it to, but yeah, wish I had gone with the 500.
I'll most likely keep the 300 for life since it's a good around town bike, but eventually buy a second bike for touring.
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