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.
2004 Rebel 250, 2003 BMW K1200GT (roadburner), 2004 BMW R1200GS(all purpose),
1973 Norton Interstate (in a box in the basement)
1968 Triumph Bonneville