I'm glad this topic was brought up. I have a 2016 model. Maybe Honda did some cost cutting in the final couple model years and in some way cheapend up on the rotor, because my rotor warped before 2,000 miles. I just ignore it. But it is annoying. It wasn't warped when I bought it.
Maybe I ride aggressively (not really I think), but hey, this is a Rebel 250 … how aggressive can one be? As for the performance, I find it adequate if not a bit better than adequate. Enough that I don't want for more braking performance.
I don't prefer to replace it with the same ole same ole, and have a new same ole rotor warp also.
Is there a "mo' bettuh" rotor out there?
2016 Honda Rebel 250 - The "Piglet."
AFR sensor equipped and downsized to a 0.105" main jet.
The only changes so far.
Bought on 6/29/19 with 44 miles.