I did it. I ordered my black Rebel 500 yesterday. This will be my first geared bike. I've actually had my full licence for 14 years but for different reasons never got around to buying a bike. I always thought my first bike would be a Virago 535 because being on the shorter side I needed a low seat bike, but then I saw the Rebel and that was the final push I needed. I've been scooting around for the past 18 months on a PCX but I've wanted a bike like the Rebel for more years than I care to remember. So a dream come true. I've got about a month to wait, but in the meantime I'm enjoying reading the posts on this forum.