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I am curious, I am 5’2” with only a 24 to 25 inch inseam. Is there anyone out there similar? If so, how do you feel on the 500 Rebel ABS?

I LOVE my 250, feels nimble and I feel very comfortable on it, just doesn’t got much faster then 65 and that is full throttle and flat too. (I am 242lbs). The 500 ABS seems to appear like a BIG and HEAVIER machine.

I don’t do a lot of riding compared to others, but in my eyes there are a lot of mechanical improvements in the new model.

Tubeless tires
Fuel Ijection
Non Spoked wheels
Lighted front turn-signal lights while riding
Water cooled (however never had issues with the air cooled)
Oil Filter easily accessed and changed

Just tossing this around like a dead horse. Still though thank you to all who share their knowledge and insights.
 

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I'm 5'10" w/ a 32 inch inseam. I feel like the rebel 300 fits perfectly, perhaps a tad bit small.
My older brother, 5'4" sat on my bike and said he felt much more comfortable on the older rebels.

At your weight I wouldn't consider a 300 though. Your best bet is to go sit on one at the dealer and see how it feels.
It doesn't feel heavier than the 250, but it does fit slightly larger. None of us here can tell you, every rider is different.
 

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I’m 5’7”, 240lbs with a 29” inseam or so and i fee like it fits me perfectly - not cramped but not too stretched out. I haven’t ridden the previous rebel but compared to other bikes I have ridden it feels extremely light and flickable. The size may be a tad bigger but it certainly doesn’t feel heavy.
 

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Im 5´9 (179/80cm) 264lbs (120kg) dont know my inseam never mesure it but I know I feel really confy on the 500 not cramped at all and I do about 80 min everyday of riding going and coming off work, so far so good not cramped I feel really confortable really easy to manuver around the city I can filter very easily no problems at all.
 

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My wife is 4'11 and 100 pounds. She was between this, a vulcan s, and an S40. The Rebel won. She has never really gotten over the fear of riding and I'm transitioning to this bike and clearing the garage of the others. She needed boots with a heel extension to feel more confident, but she rode the bike fine without them. We either get over the fear or we don't. She has a car now ? She is buying a rebel 250 soon so she won't feel bad dropping the bike.
 

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I am curious, I am 5’2” with only a 24 to 25 inch inseam. Is there anyone out there similar? If so, how do you feel on the 500 Rebel ABS?

I LOVE my 250, feels nimble and I feel very comfortable on it, just doesn’t got much faster then 65 and that is full throttle and flat too. (I am 242lbs). The 500 ABS seems to appear like a BIG and HEAVIER machine.

I don’t do a lot of riding compared to others, but in my eyes there are a lot of mechanical improvements in the new model.

Tubeless tires
Fuel Ijection
Non Spoked wheels
Lighted front turn-signal lights while riding
Water cooled (however never had issues with the air cooled)
Oil Filter easily accessed and changed

Just tossing this around like a dead horse. Still though thank you to all who share their knowledge and insights.
I'm 5' 1" and have been riding my Rebel 500 for more than 7 months, clocking more than 5,000km. Suits me just right. I change the handlebar to H2C handle bar & riser though. Feels better. :grin2:
 

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Did you have any issues with the cable lengths

I'm 5' 1" and have been riding my Rebel 500 for more than 7 months, clocking more than 5,000km. Suits me just right. I change the handlebar to H2C handle bar & riser though. Feels better. :grin2:
I am curious if when changing the bars and the riser what you had to do with the brake cable and clutch etc.? How expensive???

Today looking at a 500 in the showroom the guy I was talking to said too that they can soften up the preload on the rear shocks and give me 1/2 more on lowering it the ground.

I sat on a 300 ABS there today too and was almost able to flat foot on both sides. I really want to feel “Safe” and secure when stopped so this is important to me. I just don’t want to spend money and money and money.

I just want to upgrade technology from my 250. Right now I don’t ride on the highway too much 65 mph on one highway and 75 on the other. I don’t ride not he 75 on my 250.

My wife says maybe I would if I went to the 500? I said I have been watching YOU TUBE video’s of people riding at 75 to 80 on the 300.

I asked the salesman today about the Suzuki S40 and he said you cant’ compare the Rebel ONE LUNGER to that one cause the Suzuki S40 is a 750cc bike. Found that interesting but I am loyal to Honda and their engines.

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The S40 is not 750cc it is 40 cubic inches or 650cc.

In general the salesman do not know what they are talking about.

Kenny G
 

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Odin,

I still have my S40 because I really like big singles. Compared to a Honda it is quite maintenance intensive.

Kenny G
 

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I am on tip toes on my husbands bike. It is almost 3 times my weight and I am just fine.
I have the same bike as my husband in lowered and currently am thinking of un-lowering it because as I said above, I am perfectly fine on it stock standard and I like the feel of it un-lowered better.


My advice to you is to go and buy a used rebel 500. If you don't like it you can sell it with minimal loss and regard the loss as "renting" money. (I bet though that you will sell your rebel 250 within the first week of owning the 500).
 
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