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post #1 of 411 Old 11-17-2016, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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2017 Rebels Announced

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Sadly it looks far more CB/CBR-ish than Rebel...

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Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
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The ONLY thing I see in common with our "authentic" Rebels is the name...and the fact they have two wheels. 😂

I would have been interested in a 500 Rebel if it looked like my 250.

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Like I commented in the article, these designs are as much of a Rebel as modern VW Beetles are Bugs.

I just don't see an ounce of Rebel in those bikes. I mean the smaller one is a single lunger. Both are water cooled. They look like the love child of a Yamaha Bolt and Kawi Vulcan S. The Bolt and Sportster 48 "tank only" color option is yet another rip off. The YA-BOB treatment (Yet Another Blacked Out Bike) wore out its welcome long ago and is rivaled only by that lame gangsta "pants below the azz" in terms of trends that needed to die off a long time ago.

Now if they had given it a new name and let the Rebel die with dignity I might like it a little more.

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We should have T-shirts made saying " That's Not My Rebel" and protest each Honda dealer...

This is sad, really . I really can't figure out why that did it . I admit, I don't see that many Rebels on the road . But I think that's because of a lack of advertising . Everywhere I go, people ask about my bike and compliment on it's looks.

The Rebel has a great ( and unique ) look for a smaller bike . It's got a *big bike* look and style to it, where these new ones just look like every other small and mid-sized bike . If they would have advertised it a little, I think it would have sold better.

For the last couple years, my Honda shop had no Rebels on the showroom floor . With about 80 bikes sitting there, you'd think that they could've squeezed in just one for people to look at . It would be the perfect choice for the newbie rider ( who's not even sure that he wants a bike ) to look at . Our Rebels catch your eye . These new ones are " just another bike".

Does this mean that parts will start to be harder to get? I'm really upset...

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I'm having 'New Coke' flashbacks....
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Honda really should have updated the Rebel long ago to add 4 valves/cylinder, liquid cooling and EFI, unless they wanted to take a page out of HD's book where obsolescence is a feature, not a bug. However, I think they missed the mark with this blacked out, balloon tired, bicycle seated,micro-tanked POS. It's just another modern standard bike with a few "custom" bobber elements to reduce its performance and practicality.

The fork and handlebar arrangement is pure standard but they did include the oversize front tire for those who like that kind of thing. No doubt the customizers will now want to fit a skinny front tire to "make it their own".

On the plus side They will finally give the Rebel enough horsepower to be comfortable on the highway.



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Who will be the first to de-bobberize the new Rebel?

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Who will be the first to de-bobberize the new Rebel?
If I found one that runs for $500 I would definitely offer my hand to one, but I assure you it wouldn't be the traditional dismantle/sawzall/rattlecan pile. It there's a plus to these not-Rebels, it's the fact that their higher prices will serve to keep those folks away from the bikes.

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