Well, I’m hoping for the Bordeaux Red, but if the Black comes in way earlier, we will see. I am thinking that it will bump my insurance a bit, but hopefully nothing dramatic. Once I have it, I will let everyone know. I’m stoked.What color do you expect to get & how big a bump are you expecting in insurance rates?
I'm certain the entire forum will be looking forward to a full report after delivery & break in.
Yeah, I’m no spring chicken myself (just turned 63). I outright sold a Valkyrie 1800 a few years ago because, as awesome of a machine as it was, it really had become a bit too much bike for me. A few months later I still had the itch, but didn’t want to jump back into anything too serious, so I grabbed a Monkey. Fun, but just nowhere near enough bike for anything over 40 mph. Traded that this past spring for a CB650R. The looks floored me immediately, but I’m finding it really is more of a sport-ish screamer than I want or need. It’s a fantastic machine, but just doesn’t fit my riding style. That’s what brought me here, looking at the Rebel 500. But I’m afraid, as you kind of alluded, that it’s not going to be quite enough bike for the times I do want a little more grunt ... just not the kind of hair-standing-up-on-your-neck grunt like the CB has.Traded in my vs800 for the 500 Rebel, miss the "grunt" of a bigger bike but in 2018 there
wasn't much to choose from that didn't weight 600 - 700 lbs. Not getting any younger, but
an 1100 under 500 lbs. definitely worth considering.
Definitely the color I’ll be going after. If at all possible, I’ll be axing the dealer to add passenger seat, low backrest and rear rack at delivery time. And that’s about all I think I’ll be doing to it.The more i see that color the more it's growing on me, and I usually prefer the look of black or darker paint colors.
Yup, still a 3rd gen Rebel, I wouldn't expect anything else.So my question is, will this forum cover the 1100 when it’s out? It’s so similar but has a totally different frame and a bunch of other differences. Then again it would still be a 3rd gen “rebel” technically. Any input?