The Diffference between the Rebel 250 and the Harley Sportster.
What is the difference between the two bikes?
They both should be shifted at the same mph:
1st up-shift at 20 mph
2nd up-shift at 30
3rd up-shift at 40
4th up-shift at 50
5th up-shift at 60
They should both downshift at the same MPH
at 40 mph drop to 4th gear
at 30 mph drop to 3rd gear
at 20 mph drop to 2nd gear
at 10 mph drop to 1st gear.
Point three, they look like brothers, one is slightly bigger with broader shoulders.
Point four, if you ride them everyday, you should be able to put 100,000 miles on either of them before rebuilding, but sadly, most riders let their bikes sit and put very few miles on them.
The little brother gets my vote for carefree longevity.
So, what was just stated up above would be considered the sameness of the two bikes, but what about the differences?
Noise.. One makes a lot of noise.
Weight... One is a lot heavier than the other.
Handling.. One is a lot more difficult to handle in parking lots.
Speed.. One does a scary 103 mph.
Not at all the speed it wants to be at, so it drops back down to 70-80 and is happy.
Speed.. The other one tops out at 80 (Well 85 if you change out the sprocket like you are supposed to) and is comfortable and quiet when it buzzes.
One stops predictably and is easy to tame at a traffic light.
One gets twice the MPG as the other
One seems to quietly and dependably take you anywhere in town you desire to go.
The other one helps you fit in with the BT Biker Crowd.
Which one do I like to ride the most?
It starts with an H.
Well my favorite is my Hon-duh but the Harley does have its place.
Smartest purchase I ever made was the Rebel.
Tempted to buy a few more, low mile Rebels, just because they are so shiny, new and sub 2,000.00
So many of them have less than 2,000 miles on them and go for peanuts.
Shhhhh.. Do not tell anyone, but we need to buy them all up and keep them hidden for future use.