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Honda Rebel 250cc
submitted by Bilgin A.
I have been a motorbike rider for thirty years now, so I
am a fair judge of good practical motorbikes -I think anyhow.
My experience is a well maintained Japanese bike can
be very enjoyable andpractical machine and above all inexpensive and
realizable. Having once owned an MZ 125cc which was crude and hard.
Where the oil had to be poured into the petrol tank. what a messy Smokey
machine than was.
Having owned a range of small to medium size bikes from the Yamaha,
125cc (good) to the Honda Dream 250cc (very top heavy bike) to the now
Honda Rebel 250cc. Almost a great bike.
I want to say a little about the Honda Rebel which is the bike I am
riding right now, but first I would like to say something about a motor
to be treated with respect and given quality oils and service I must say
I bow down to the Japanese craftsman for creating a small gem of a motor
in their Honda 90cc. This bike is the true king of the world. From the
peasant in the far east to the pizza boy in New York, this motor was
designed to serve. I give it great respect. I have owned two and I could
not tell you the years and years of punishment I gave these machines and
like an old dog always remained faithful. They became friends to trust.
Well done Japan.
Unfortunately not all your other machines can be given such high praise.
I like the Rebel very much, as I have said I use it for work and getting
around the busy London roads. I'll mention the poor points first, I
think the fuel tank could be bigger as 85 miles can be quickly knocked
up. I know it states it can do more miles, but not everyone drives in a
straight line at 45 mph.
The handle bar are slightly wide for cutting through stagnant traffic
and can be moved in slightly. Poor take off. slow to pick up speed. No
lights on the gages for night riding. Poor response machine. The final
finish is not as good as sum. Honda could have topped this group of
bikes but I really think there are to many points against it to be the
number one in the group.
Good points, itís simple, fun and friendly. It does a job of getting you
from A to B and Z fairly comfortably and safely. The safety aspect is a
very important factor I think with this bike. Easy too repair
economical, and a decent looking motor.
A little customizing can bring out the individual character of this
machines. A big looking bike without the big pricing that often goes
with big motors. For someone that wants looks style comfort, safety and
economy The Rebel could fit that bill.
Thanks to Bilgin for submitting this personal review all the way from
London, England. About Bilgin, "A
motorbike rider mainly for commuting to work and getting around town
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