The Reb has it's drawbacks to be sure, but it's a ton of fun to ride! Cheap operating cost, cheap insurance, cheap parts, and all the while highway legal getting you from point "A" to "B". I've taken my bike outside the state of Ohio on every border. It's simple to fix, not very many complex parts and easy to trouble shoot should something go wrong!
Because it doesn't have the big bike engine "tone", and because it's priced on the inexpensive side, many people think that it's just not a bike worth keeping. It doesn't help that there isn't much "chrome", and not very many accessories. But that's okay by me because it means there are plenty of bikes out there to be had for inexpensive prices.
I can't comment on the latest generation Rebs, I can't say that I'm very interested in the look.
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