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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-19-2016, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Will it become a part of this forum? Or will it and it's 300 sib get their own forum?

Sorry, I'm just asking the question. More than a few friends who are thinking of picking up riding would prefer a cruiser style bike and it looks like Honda has finally delivered. I couldn't think of a better forum for them to join is all.

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post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-19-2016, 09:53 AM
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I don't think they will be on this forum but I do think there will be a few discussion about them here.
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Same motor? depends on if the forum moderators want to include it or not.

I didn't even know about this bike until running into this thread. Not surprised Honda went this way.
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It is being discussed on the older Honda Rebel fourm, Honda Rebel 125 250 450 ? Index page, but they aren't in love with the styling.

However, a large number of folk have been trying to keep their Rebel 450's running with limited success (cdi no longer available, etc.). There may well be a market for this bike. For those of us with very short legs, it looks viable, but I would sure rather have the CB500F wheels and tires for a street bike. {I did post the link to the 500F on the Rebel web site}
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Cool that Honda would try something different.

But the downward slope of that gas tank has me not feeling the love of this bike design.


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I like that. It wouldn't be my personal choice, styling wise, but I'd not knock anyone for picking one. About time the market had more choice in middleweight machines - the more 200kg, 50 bhp, 500cc alternatives out there the better.
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Notice the gas tank capacity's going to be small, like 2.6 gallons.

16 inch wheels.
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post #8 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-21-2016, 04:14 PM
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Finally updating the rebel after a lifetime of looking the same. Looks pretty good - I'd have to see it in person. How if they would bring back a restyled magna.

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post #9 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-22-2016, 10:22 PM
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Since you're looking for opinions I'll offer mine....No thanks. No cruisers here. We are MotoGP wannabes and will accept no others.
Although.....the brochure says it's got "transistorized ignition" .

Well why didn't you say so from the beginning? Come on by, let's sit around and see who's got the shiniest chrome.
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post #10 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-22-2016, 11:10 PM
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Just saw it here: 2017 Honda Rebel 300 and 500 First Look Review | Cycle World

I kind of like it. Not too sure about the styling, but if you scroll down on the page, you'll see some nice customized ones.

The 500's got the same motor, but tuned differently for more torque. The front of the tank sits a little high, and it would have been better with a 17 or 18" dia. front wheel, but overall, it's not too bad.

Edit: slept on it. I think this bike has potential. It's very close to what I've been looking for in my next bike.


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