Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Northern Virginia/Metro DC
Rebel 250 on Highway?
As mentioned in my introductory thread, I'm a new motorcycle rider looking to purchase a Rebel 250 as a first bike for getting my feet wet.
I was under the impression that the Rebel 250 is an ideal learning bike, and that while not a touring bike was also capable of short highway hops.
I have located several good candidates within striking distance, and was hoping to work a deal on one of them this week.
The owner of one of these bikes stated to me that it is only for local riding and cannot be safely ridden on the highway. He was fairly adamant about this. Just for clarification, his comment had nothing to do with the condition of his Rebel (it's a late-model/low-miles almost new bike.) He was commenting on the design itself.
I wanted to solicit collective wisdom on this topic from experienced owners. Do you ride on the highway with your Rebel 250? Do you feel it is safe/unsafe at highway speeds?
I am not purchasing this bike for extended highway touring. However, I would like to be able to hop onto the highway occasionally (after gaining sufficient experience) for short jaunts - - probably no more than 60 miles or so.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts on this.