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post #1 of 34 Old 04-25-2017, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Rebel!!! It's a 500!

https://powersports.honda.com/2017/rebel-500.aspx

Liquid cooled 471cc, kind of semi-bobber style. I have a 450 and I love it, but this thing really looks like something I would like!

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post #2 of 34 Old 04-25-2017, 07:15 PM
 
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Yeah... You're a little late to the party. Shadow shack has already created this post.😁

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post #3 of 34 Old 04-25-2017, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, I should hop on over there. I didn't see the thread in the recently active topics.

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post #5 of 34 Old 04-26-2017, 04:26 AM
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https://powersports.honda.com/2017/rebel-500.aspx

Liquid cooled 471cc, kind of semi-bobber style. I have a 450 and I love it, but this thing really looks like something I would like!

I see on the other site, we're all being called haters. .

We just hate them stealing the Rebel name, is all.

It's a name that represents a bike that has gone unchanged for 30+ years.
It's a name that represents a bike that has historically had a totally different look and style.
It's like VW coming up with a four door station wagon and calling it "The New Beetle".

When you get there... explain that to them please. . It's not that hard to understand. .
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I see on the other site, we're all being called haters.
They're also calling the bikes "R3" and "R5" as if they're high strung super sports from Yamaha.


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We just hate them stealing the Rebel name, is all.

It's a name that represents a bike that has gone unchanged for 30+ years.
It's a name that represents a bike that has historically had a totally different look and style.
It's like VW coming up with a four door station wagon and calling it "The New Beetle".
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When you get there... explain that to them please. . It's not that hard to understand.
Maybe if we use smaller words and shorter sentences?
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post #7 of 34 Old 04-26-2017, 10:49 AM
 
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I'm a member "over there" as well, and I personally don't care why so many don't like the new Rebel (or not-Rebel).

To me, it's the same as redesigns that have been done to various vehicles over the years... look how many variations cars like Corvettes and Mustangs have gone through over the years... but they're still Corvettes and Mustangs.

Just seems like a bunch of B.S. arguing and trash talking for no reason.

The new 500 will be my first bike, but I've liked the Rebel for many years... and always intended on getting one if/when I ever decided to take up riding. So last year, when I decided I wanted to learn to ride, I immediately starting looking at Rebels and came across the press releases for the new 2017s. I didn't see it as the Rebel going away and being replaced by something that stole its name.. I saw it as an upgrade/redesign of a bike that's been around for decades, and that's what I like about it. I could've gone to my local dealer and gotten a brand new 2015 Rebel for a steal, but I prefer the new one.

To each his/her own.
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I think it would be great if they came out with a "classic" version of the 300 and 500 (similar to many other model lines having multiple variants), although the changes required for such "classic" ones would probably not be compatible with current production lines (and thus, it would be a major problem).
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And do you not remember the uproar when Ford first changed the pony cars, and put 4 cylinders in them. Of course you don't, you weren't born yet. Or when AMF nearly killed Harley, again before your time. There are many more examples, including more recent ones in your lifetime that I'm sure you can remember, or you can choose to ignore them if you like, and pretend that this is the first time that anyone disagreed with a manufacturer over their decisions.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and everyone is entitled to their own tastes. Enjoy your new ride, just don't try to tell me that it is a Rebel.
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I think it would be great if they came out with a "classic" version of the 300 and 500 (similar to many other model lines having multiple variants), although the changes required for such "classic" ones would probably not be compatible with current production lines (and thus, it would be a major problem).
They may eventually come out with a "classic" but it would be greatly changed.
The Rebel name of an unchanged bike for the past 30yrs isn't really a good thing. The bike stopped selling. They needed something drastic.

They may come out with a classic style cruiser eventually but it seems like it would be a few years away and likely a greatly changed bike.
The brakes/fuel injection/engine would likely be taken from the current cb/cmx bikes. Because like it or not the Rebel is considered a CMX.

The Rebel was the most outdated bike in its class, they were not going to get a ton of new sales by just throwing in a slightly better engine.
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