I did buy a brand new Rebel in 1985. It was like my 5th bike. Even though it was a bit small, I just loved the look, and it was cheap ($1299 in 1985) I am now on my 4th one, a bought new 2016. I do have 5 other bikes now, but just had to have one last Rebel, since 2016 was the last year for the "real" Rebel. I'm 6' 240, and have the BCB forward controls. They help a lot, but the seat is still a problem. I sit right on the back edge of the front seat, and it is extremely painful. I actually found that using the passenger pegs out on the road and leaning forward takes a lot of my weight of the back of the seat, and is actually more comfortable. What I really need to do is find a way to move the seat back about 3" I don't see any way to do that with the stock seat, but a really talented upholstery person could probably figure something out. Not concerned about looks, just comfort. Will never carry a passenger, so the seat could be extended farther back.