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I am still slightly unsure which Rebel I am going to buy. I want the 500 but not sure I can swallow the 1600USD difference between the bikes.
I ride a lot with my wife as a passenger so the extra power of the 500 would be nice. I currently have a Ninja 250r and from what I hear the 300cc honda engine actually under performs compared to the 250 ninja. I have wanted a small cruiser/bobber style bike for a while but really didn't like any currently models besides the Suzuki tu250x but that bike has basically no power. These are the first bikes in this style that are not either under or overerly powered.
I love how light they are compared to other bikes of this style. So I am hoping I am happy with either engine.
 

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I'm going for the 300 as it'll be my first bike and I won't be riding with people at all (two-up). But perhaps when they hit the dealerships you and your wife can go and test them out before pulling the trigger?
 

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500 for me, all for the simple reason of; I've have my seat time on 250's and learned how to ride on them and they no longer excite me.

Overall I want a long term buy and clearly a 500 can do that, it just depends on how well Honda executes on this being a long-term bike. Giving more power to Honda is the fact it cancels out one 500 I was previous interested in, the HD Street.
 

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Definitely looking at the 500.

I rode offroad growing up with a little bit of racing and track, but never had a street bike. I played around with the idea of a sport bike, but I didn't really want a bike for going crazy fast. Just looking for a cruiser to go out and about on a nice day.

I have been in the market for a bike for a long time, and almost pulled the trigger on buying the 250. That was until I talked to a few buddies of mine that are daily riders, and they said the 250 just didn't have enough power for situations when it is needed.

With that I sort of shelved the idea of getting a bike for a few years, until I came across an article that Honda was revamping the Rebel lineup. I looked into it and I love the new styling. It's modernized, with hints of old cruiser, and the power needed for the extra get up when needed. It's also a great size for me, as I am not the tallest person.

Super excited to see one in person, and it has finally given me the motivation to get my MC license.
 

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Definitely looking at the 500.

I rode offroad growing up with a little bit of racing and track, but never had a street bike. I played around with the idea of a sport bike, but I didn't really want a bike for going crazy fast. Just looking for a cruiser to go out and about on a nice day.

I have been in the market for a bike for a long time, and almost pulled the trigger on buying the 250. That was until I talked to a few buddies of mine that are daily riders, and they said the 250 just didn't have enough power for situations when it is needed.

With that I sort of shelved the idea of getting a bike for a few years, until I came across an article that Honda was revamping the Rebel lineup. I looked into it and I love the new styling. It's modernized, with hints of old cruiser, and the power needed for the extra get up when needed. It's also a great size for me, as I am not the tallest person.

Super excited to see one in person, and it has finally given me the motivation to get my MC license.
You should take advantage of whatever motorcycle show will happen within a reasonable distance from you. From what i've seen so far, Honda is on tour with the 300 and 500, and for now that's the only opportunity we'll get at seeing and sitting on them.

Where about are you from?
 

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I am from Seattle, WA. I haven't seen anything about a Honda MC tour.

If you know of a good place to find that information that would be awesome.
 

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I have contacted a few dealers around the area, and they all say they won't get floor models until April/May. I figured I just have to be patient.
 

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I have contacted a few dealers around the area, and they all say they won't get floor models until April/May. I figured I just have to be patient.
thanks for getting back to us with that information
they will arrive just in time for riding season although a bit earlier would help riders prepare for the riding season

dealers already started listing them, Hector Powersports is one example
 

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Kinda sucks that you have to wait to sit on one to feel it out but it'll be worth the wait ! Have you placed a deposit or anything?
 

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Kinda sucks that you have to wait to sit on one to feel it out but it'll be worth the wait ! Have you placed a deposit or anything?
I went to place a deposit, but I am financing half of the motorcycle and the can't do they finance paperwork until 30 days out. So I can't actually put down my deposit until the begining of April.
 

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I ride scooters and groms...Started out on a rebel 250 20 years ago. I've ridden of and on since then . I had a v star 650 and 1100..Aslo a Suzuki s40. Realized I prefer lower cc bikes . Most my riding is city. I'll probably get the 300.
 
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