new to the forum. i am returning to riding after 40 years. i just bought a 2019 rebel 500. wow! fantastic bike. i am only 5' 6'' tall and 135 lbs (male) the bike looks good, goes fast, just right for new riders. am going to add saddlebags tomorrow. have a rear rack on fender. would like mini apes. mine has the orange tank. i love it. the shifting gears part is the fun of riding. not an automatic. anyway look forward to hearing about other 500 owners ideas group rides, and whatever else.