welcome and congratz!picked up a 17 rebel 500 last week, first bike i've ever owned or rode, love it so far!
I got the non abs 500, and I went with the 500 just in hopes that it would be a bike I would be happy riding a longer period of time not just when I was learning and getting used to being on a bike.Welcome and congratulations. The Rebel is going to be my first bike as well! Is that the 500 ABS or non ABS ? Why did you go 500 instead of 300??