A person at a very large American motorcycle company once famously said back in the original Rebel's heyday that it didn't need to build an entry-level cruiser because Honda was doing it for them. Well, in 2017, Honda is still building great entry-level cruisers. Witness the Honda Rebel 500, one of the most accessible, fun, and easy-to-ride lightweight motorcycles on the market. It also happens to be eminently affordable and perhaps the coolest Japanese cruiser you can buy. Make that the coolest 500 cruisers you can buy and a great way to get started riding.

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Cycle World's Best Lightweight Streetbike of 2017: Honda Rebel 500Jeff Allen

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