Welcome. Nice to see someone besides me likes old bikes. No EFI or ABS for me. I want purely mechanical. I live in AZ, in the Phoenix area. I have owned four Rebels. One was a bought new 1985, two were bought used, a '99 and an '04, and I recently bought a new 2016, because it was my last opportunity to get a new one. I hate the hideous piece of crap they replaced the Rebel with. As far as AZ highways, there are only three interstates in AZ, I-8, I-10, and I-40. I have ridden them all on a Rebel. It easily handles 75 mph roads. Yes, it has to be ridden at full throttle, but it can handle it. I put nearly 30,000 miles of full throttle riding on the '04. Don't underestimate the Rebel 250. It's old technology is built like an anvil. I would probably have a collection of old Japanese bikes, but you just can't find parts for most of them, including the Rebel 450. I did start trying to rebuild an '85 Goldwing LTD that someone gave me (the fuel injected model) Like the Rebel 450, it was a rare bike, and had a lot of unusual parts on it. I spent 2 years and nearly $2000 working on it, and maybe rode it 1500 miles total. I finally gave up and sold it to a guy whom parts out bikes on eBay. Japanese made some wonderful bikes before they started putting computers on them, but the parts problem make most of them worthless. The SOHC Honda 750, and Yamaha SOHC 650 twin have some aftermarket support, that's about it.