Join Date: May 2017
Location: Europe - Norway
Kinda sad to say that I'm feeling the slight need/want for something more too. A little more "umpf" sort of speak. Not that the 500 isn't being able to keep up with the rest out there, but... It's right in between. It's not slow, but at the same time it's not fast either.
And besides that, it keeps dawning upon me again and again here. The Rebel is actually a pretty small bike...
I'm 6'1 (1,86) tall, and at times I kinda feel rather big on the bike.
Stopped by the dealer a week or two back, and the Rebel was lined up among other bikes there, and the difference in size is rather ridiculous.
Not that I want a freaking goldwing or anything like that thou...
But I get it thou, the Rebel is meant to be your typical beginner bike, and is made to suite riders in that aspect. As well as those who struggle with riding taller bikes. And in that aspect, it does it's job very well.
I'll be hanging onto the Rebel for a good couple of years, like 4/5 I imagine. But I don't see it as your typical bike that most will be willing the keep around in the long run. I'm guessing there will be a lot of used Rebels out there for sale in 5 years, or even sooner.
Lyoko - Black Rebel 500