I was out riding my 2015 Honda Rebel 250 today. I am 5'3" with a short inseam I have been pondering going with a Rebel 500. I'd have to make some changes for sure, like rotate the handlebars backwards a little to make it more comfortable for short arms. Anyway, I am getting sidetracked here. I enjoy my 250 Rebel but when I can't get to 65 mph very well on a highway (I am 242 currently) that isn't probably so good. I do love the lightweight 250 it's a blast to ride and manuever. Is the Honda Rebel 500 ABS noticeably different in its' ride? It's handling? I think the 250 is like 341 pounds vs. a 500 ABS they say is 417, so weight wise I don't think it's that much of a difference. I'd have to adjust the preload on the back to maybe make it a little shorter then the 27.2" seat so I could duck walk the bike easier like my 250. Anyway I am just curious if there is enough of a difference that I'd enjoy upgrading or better to keep my 2015. I have 2400 miles on my 2015, so don't ride a lot. Live in rural area of Kansas. Thanks for everyone's insight and thoughts. It's appreciated. :wink2: I have thought of the 300 but my 250 is buzzy as is at 55 mph, don't think a 300 would be enough.