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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 04-25-2018, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
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Rebel 1000cc

The rumours have started.
Can it be true, & is it in Honda’s best interest to make the Rebel with this displacement.

Any thoughts from anyone or more info?
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Twenty Four days too late Twizz.
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If that ever gets made I sincerely hope they upgrade the suspension and brakes along with it!
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I would say it's highly unlikely, I just don't think there would be enough of a worldwide demand for this style of bike with that displacement. Generally speaking Harley Davidson is closing plants and reducing workforce because cruiser and HD style bikes are simply not in high demand. HD's primary owner base is aging to a point they can't ride anymore or simply don't need or want 1000cc+ bikes anymore.

Honda Powersports is really a worldwide brand and since cruiser style bikes are already in the minority here in the US I just can't see people in other more urban and densely populated countries wanting a 1000cc bike that they will never be able to fully utilize going an average of around 30-40 mph. If people want 1000cc or more bike it's not like they aren't spoiled for choice already.

As someone who loves the Rebel 500 for what it is AND what is isn't I can tell you now I wouldn't buy a 1000cc Rebel, if I'm going to get a 1000cc or more bike then I'll go pick up the ZX-14R I've been eyeing or maybe a next gen Busa.

Personally, I would hate it if Honda did go forward with this 1000cc Rebel, I think it would ruin what the Rebel has stood for and been for over 30 years which is a laid back bike you take out for a relaxing ride and it just runs forever. And I think it would tank hard and probably hurt the Rebel brand more than help it.
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Who understands Japanese? Can somebody get an issue of this magazine?
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As long as I could get the Rebel 100 in a manual transmission and not a DCT, I would buy it!

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I'm pretty green into all of this (riding in general) but it seems like that would go against the introductory market they seem to be after with these. Unless it had a really good edge on the competition in that class, I feel like people would just look around to other options that have been around. Again, I really don't have a clue. Could be cool.
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Not that they would, but there's really no reason not to. Most cruisers have engines over a liter, and putting one in such a light package would give is a leg-up over the majority of the heavier competitors. It would basically make it an option for those looking along the lines of a Sportster 1200 and would also give Rebel owners an option to grow into once they outgrow their 500's.
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