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think I was one of the earliest owner's in the Netherlands to have a Rebel 500 on the road, and had lots of pleasure from it, but I'm sorry to have to say that after nearly 12000 km's I couldn't resist trading it in on a 1750 km XL1200T. For half my life I had been having one eye on Sportsters, and now I decided I had at least to try one, you know what they say, ya only live once.
 

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The Sportster is about 90 kg's heavier, but almost as compact as the Rebel, when driving you don't notice the extra weight, it does feel more stable. Ergonomics are perfect for small people like me, but that's not too surprising because the superlows are configured for that target group. Small digital dash in the odometer has gear indicator and tachometer, was missing that on Rebel. Only five gears but that's enough with this torque. No need to rev much over 4000 rpm, I like that. Big plus is belt final drive, no more chain greasing. Non lockable fuel cap is a relic from times gone by, Honda solution more modern and convenient.
 

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The Sportster is about 90 kg's heavier, but almost as compact as the Rebel, when driving you don't notice the extra weight, it does feel more stable. Ergonomics are perfect for small people like me, but that's not too surprising because the superlows are configured for that target group. Small digital dash in the odometer has gear indicator and tachometer, was missing that on Rebel. Only five gears but that's enough with this torque. No need to rev much over 4000 rpm, I like that. Big plus is belt final drive, no more chain greasing. Non lockable fuel cap is a relic from times gone by, Honda solution more modern and convenient.
nice, well enjoy and remember to keep that shiny side up!
 

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The Sportster is about 90 kg's heavier, but almost as compact as the Rebel, when driving you don't notice the extra weight, it does feel more stable. Ergonomics are perfect for small people like me, but that's not too surprising because the superlows are configured for that target group. Small digital dash in the odometer has gear indicator and tachometer, was missing that on Rebel. Only five gears but that's enough with this torque. No need to rev much over 4000 rpm, I like that. Big plus is belt final drive, no more chain greasing. Non lockable fuel cap is a relic from times gone by, Honda solution more modern and convenient.
You can change the front sprocket 1-2 teeth and lower rpm at highway speeds and use the same belt.
 

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those HD engines choke on the upper rpms compared to a properly engineered non-US built engine - there is no comparison - trade in that HD before you lose too much equity and get another Honda - and stay with Honda - you will eventually learn this fact at some point in your life
 
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