I've had a Honda Rebel 250 for several years now. This is my second
in my 56 years!! Went to a Harley Davidson garage party for women
last week here in Cajun country. Lafayette, La. Dealer is in Scott, LA
Well my girlfriend who also has a Rebel 250 got on a 883 Iron and she
loved it. Went back and did a test ride and purchase it. So now I got the
fever for a Harley. I have problems with one of my knees so when they
told us about the 500 and 750 I really became even more interest. The weight is 483# and my Rebel is about 350# so I think I can handle without hurting my knee. I can handle the bike but it puts my knee
in a bind when I have to back up the 883. So just waiting for the 500 and 750 to hit the show room floor so I can check out. Looking at the pictures wish it had a little more chrome. I have a lot on my Rebel and it blue kind of hate to part with it. If I like the Harley it will happen!!
Welcome to the forum TMC !
I am also a woman rider, 52 years old, and bad knees. The weight is one of the main reasons I am interested in a HD Street 750. Years ago, I had an 883 sportster and the weight was 503 lbs, now they are about 575 lbs.
May I suggest that if the Street doesn't work for you, look into a Suzuki
Boulevard S40. It is 386 lbs and 650cc single, about 31 HP. It handles freeway speeds better than the Rebel 250, plenty of power, and very stable, easy bike.
Thanks for that info Sherri. I have look at them on Suzuki website nice looking bike. 386 lbs is not bad at all for 650cc. That's only 70 lbs more than the Rebel. I think I will check with the Suzuki dealer here and see if the have any in stock I can check out now so I have a good idea when the 500 and 750 come in at the Harley dealer. They telling me some time in June. I really like the Suzuki if I remember they look more like cruiser than what I've seen in pictures of HD. Thanks so much for this info I had really forgot about the Boulevard S40 I going to there website now. Will keep you posted on what happens. I wanted do anything quickly cause I have a bike already and don't need one but you know got the fever!!!
She really likes it. I rode it the other day and love it. But it's just a
bit heavy to back up. My right knee will flare up so quick. so the 500
or 700 is just about 60-75# heavier than my little Rebel so I can handle