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Joined to learn and share info bout the new Rebel. I've been a rider for 50 years.
 

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Welcome to the forums. Your custom Rebel points have my mind flustering with ideas and a long wish list, thanks haha! I presume your big on modifying as well, have you built any custom bikes?
 

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Back in the day I modified street bikes for dirt track and road racing. About 3 years ago I converted a Suzuki S40 to a cafe racer using parts from Ryca. I don't really consider those as customs.
 

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Glad to have someone here with that length of experience.

What are some of your favorite bikes throughout those 50 years?
Looking at any other bikes by any chance? HD's Street seems to be a popular one.
 

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I got to 18 bikes and then started to stumble since I bought sold some just to make a little on the side. So decided they didn't count.

Favorites: Vespa scooter I had three 1963, 1979 and 1980. The 1980 p200 was a favorite.

1960 Triumph Cub. I t was my first "real" motorcycle. After A 125cc Vespa and and an 80cc dirt bike it seemed like the real deal.

Ducati scramblers: Started with a 1962 250cc, then a 1968 350cc and one of all time favorites was my 1974 450CC scrambler.

1966 Suzuki 250 X-6. Had two. It was my first performance street bike.

1978 Honda CR250 Elsinore. I kept it for 10 years.

When I got into road riding a 1987 Kawasaki Concurs was my first sport touring bike. I kept it for 7 years and upgraded to a 1994 Concurs.

2001 Kawasaki 1500 Nomad replaced the 1994 Concurs. The Nomad was the best long distance bike for me.

Suzuki SV650. I had two.

My all time favorite was a 2005 Suzuki DL 650 Vstrom. It was the most versatile.

2015 KTM Duke 390. My current bike and I am growing very fond of it.
 

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I got to 18 bikes and then started to stumble since I bought sold some just to make a little on the side. So decided they didn't count.

Favorites: Vespa scooter I had three 1963, 1979 and 1980. The 1980 p200 was a favorite.

1960 Triumph Cub. I t was my first "real" motorcycle. After A 125cc Vespa and and an 80cc dirt bike it seemed like the real deal.

Ducati scramblers: Started with a 1962 250cc, then a 1968 350cc and one of all time favorites was my 1974 450CC scrambler.

1966 Suzuki 250 X-6. Had two. It was my first performance street bike.

1978 Honda CR250 Elsinore. I kept it for 10 years.

When I got into road riding a 1987 Kawasaki Concurs was my first sport touring bike. I kept it for 7 years and upgraded to a 1994 Concurs.

2001 Kawasaki 1500 Nomad replaced the 1994 Concurs. The Nomad was the best long distance bike for me.

Suzuki SV650. I had two.

My all time favorite was a 2005 Suzuki DL 650 Vstrom. It was the most versatile.

2015 KTM Duke 390. My current bike and I am growing very fond of it.
I heard a lot of good things about the Duke 390. If I was going to buy another sport type bike I would probably look into one of those.
 

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I got to 18 bikes and then started to stumble since I bought sold some just to make a little on the side. So decided they didn't count.

Favorites: Vespa scooter I had three 1963, 1979 and 1980. The 1980 p200 was a favorite.

1960 Triumph Cub. I t was my first "real" motorcycle. After A 125cc Vespa and and an 80cc dirt bike it seemed like the real deal.

Ducati scramblers: Started with a 1962 250cc, then a 1968 350cc and one of all time favorites was my 1974 450CC scrambler.

1966 Suzuki 250 X-6. Had two. It was my first performance street bike.

1978 Honda CR250 Elsinore. I kept it for 10 years.

When I got into road riding a 1987 Kawasaki Concurs was my first sport touring bike. I kept it for 7 years and upgraded to a 1994 Concurs.

2001 Kawasaki 1500 Nomad replaced the 1994 Concurs. The Nomad was the best long distance bike for me.

Suzuki SV650. I had two.

My all time favorite was a 2005 Suzuki DL 650 Vstrom. It was the most versatile.

2015 KTM Duke 390. My current bike and I am growing very fond of it.
Now i'm even more interested in hearing your feedback on the Rebel since that range of experience goes a long way in providing context and not just general feedback you see from publications (don't mean to rag on them)

You must be one of the few around with a KTM, rare sightings around my ways!
 
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