Welcome. The Rebel 250 is an excellent beginner bike. I do recommend taking the MSF basic rider course, and getting a good DOT approved full face helmet.
2016 Rebel, 2013 Royal Enfield B5, 2009 Genuine Stella, 2006 H-D Sportster 1200, 2006 Vespa GT200, 2001 Yamaha XT225
"I refuse to believe in a risk free society where the thrill of living is traded for the safety of existence." — Nick Ienatsch
We have the same bike in our garage sans windshield, serial#34...one of the first few models when it re-debuted in the U.S.
"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself. http://shadow-shack.20m.com