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Hey everyone!

New owner here from Long Island, NY. Just bought a 2017 Rebel 300 in white from my local dealer and picked it up yesterday. Got a good 5 hours of riding in or so yesterday and loving it so far.

It's my first real bike since I only had a scooter before but I've been driving manual for years so shifting doesn't bother me. So far it's been a total breeze to ride and I have no complaints at all. Looking forward to many more miles!
 

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Welcome to the forum and enjoy your new Rebel!
 

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Glad to have another owner on the forum, especially one from the worlds most busy cities.
How did you like its power distribution in the city and on the highway?
Wouldn't mind hearing about what you rode before this Rebel.
 

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Glad to have another owner on the forum, especially one from the worlds most busy cities.
How did you like its power distribution in the city and on the highway?
Wouldn't mind hearing about what you rode before this Rebel.
can't speak for op, but I got the same bike. City vs Highway, city its perfect. More then enough get up and go and can keep up with traffic, or manuaver around traffic easily. highway is a different story, least for me. had to make a few small custom modifications get limit down the vibrations at highway speed. Power wise, I've had no issues keeping with traffic, or even passing, but passing you need time and space, it is a little 300 after all. overall, it really is a fantastic bike for a 300cc.
 

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Glad to have another owner on the forum, especially one from the worlds most busy cities.
How did you like its power distribution in the city and on the highway?
Wouldn't mind hearing about what you rode before this Rebel.
I actually live about 45 minutes east of the city so I can't speak for true city riding, but day-to-day riding in my area has a lot of lights and traffic (Long Island is extremely congested too a lot of the time). The bike seems perfect for that sort of thing. I haven't been on the highway yet but even on roads with 50-55mph speed limits I have no problem getting up to speed and passing when I need to. It's my first real bike and it honestly seems like more than enough for what I plan on using it for.

This was my previous 2-wheeled ride. A blast to ride in its own way and I still own it to take around for errands or meets but at least now I am not so sketched on bigger roads.
 

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go Ruckus ! I have one of those, lots of fun and easy to get on and go as long as you're not too far :)
 

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can't speak for op, but I got the same bike. City vs Highway, city its perfect. More then enough get up and go and can keep up with traffic, or manuaver around traffic easily. highway is a different story, least for me. had to make a few small custom modifications get limit down the vibrations at highway speed. Power wise, I've had no issues keeping with traffic, or even passing, but passing you need time and space, it is a little 300 after all. overall, it really is a fantastic bike for a 300cc.
Glad to hear that since naturally I give myself space for changing lanes, passing and taking over cars. But even with the positive feedback around the 300, going 500 might be it for me, for reasons aside from city riding. Ventures out on country roads will be better with more CC's.
 

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Definitely good to see more 300cc rebels on the forums. Welcome to the club.
 

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I am in Bellmore...Nassau County.
Nice to meet you, neighbor.

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No way! I live in queens currently (fiance's job has a residency requirement to be in the boroughs for 2 years and her job pays far more lol) but my bike is garaged in North Bellmore at her parents house! We are usually out here on weekends either at her parents in Bellmore or my parents in Bethpage.

We are literally neighbors haha
 

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So I swapped out my handlebars today. The feel wasn't for me and I ended up changing back to stock bars for now, but if anyone is interested, these bars will fit with the stock cables/lines. The front brake line about as far as it can go but it does work while still having a little bit of slack as to not put tension on the line. I liked the seating/arm position and cruising was definitely a bit more comfortable, but I liked how the stock bars felt in turns and that is more important to me. I may just go with the OEM drag bar option at some point but for now back to stock. I did snap a picture with these bars though for anyone interested.

 
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