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I finally made it to the Dealer Today to view the 310,sadly i won't be buying one,the riding position is not for me,but i was very impressed with the quality feel of the controls & the general fit & finish,i was also quite surprised it felt as tall as it did(i'm short legged(30" inseam) & could not get both feet flat on the floor,which i was surprised at.
I was also disappointed by the lack of interest the sales guys showed while i was viewing the bike,maybe a bit below there normal sales commission margins?.
All in all it looked a decent bike & should sell well,as long as the sales staff start treating prospective customers with more attention.
 

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Sorry to hear, fortunately the market has been introducing a lot of models throughout the years so even looking towards the used market you should be able to find something. But of course that depends if you even want to go that direction.
 

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Thanks for responding & in answer to a couple of the posts.
I have no idea what to look at next,it has to be made for a short a**e,the poor customer service is disappointing rather than a deal breaker,the reason the 310R isn't for me is the riding position.
This is hard to describe & the best i can come up with is,the feel of the bike is more like a Super Mottard(KTM etc) than a standard bike,it's very much a sitting on rather than a sitting in bike & i just feel really exposed(nothing in front of me)with this riding position.
This probably says more about my age than the Bike & i'm sure most customers for the Bike,won't even know what i'm talking about,it will feel fine to them.
I've not put this very well,but it's the best i can do:smile2:
 

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Hi,Arwen.Where are you based,i don't think the Rebal is released in the UK yet?,but it is a bike i'll be looking at.
 

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I'm in Scotland. It is technically released now, but Honda are apparently struggling to get them in dealerships. I spoke to my local at the weekend. The Rebel was originally meant to arrive week commencing 10/04/17. Now it should be arrive either today/tomorrow, or beginning of next week.
I normally do a little review of bikes I test ride. I'll send you a link once I've got my hands on it if you like?
 

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The Rebel does look really cool and it definitely is short people friendly (I'm a shorty too). Sat on one at the motorcycle show and it felt great! Just not really my style unfortunately.
 

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I'm in Scotland. It is technically released now, but Honda are apparently struggling to get them in dealerships. I spoke to my local at the weekend. The Rebel was originally meant to arrive week commencing 10/04/17. Now it should be arrive either today/tomorrow, or beginning of next week.
I normally do a little review of bikes I test ride. I'll send you a link once I've got my hands on it if you like?
Yes that would be great thanks.
 

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I popped in to my local Honda after work just to say hi. A lovely grey rebel is sitting their waiting to be registered! It's booked in to get pdi'd on Friday so I'll possibly take it out next week.

I had a sit on it. It's the only bike I have ever managed to flat foot with both feet at the same time! I felt seriously weird with not having to do a balancing act! Looking forward to taking it out now :)
 

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Definitely in to hear your impressions on it when you take it out. As much as it's not really my style, it still does highly interest me and is in my books haha
 

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the Honda Rebel is more of a cruising bike, no doubt very comfortable and easy to flat foot on. Glad to hear that you've found something you like!
 

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Definitely a cruiser of a bike. The best part is you can get it in a 300cc or a 500cc and the bike size remains exactly the same.
That's a slight downer for the 500 owners since when paying more you tend to expect more. But Honda knows this and knows the 300 looking like more than it is translates into = $$$$$$$

Once these start getting into the hands of owners that should prove to be true.
 

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Really interested to see when they start getting delivered to a lot more people, reviews can only tell you so much but I find looking at people that actually own them and ride em' daily can provide leaps and bounds more information.
 

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@Old Rocker, So I was at Dalkeith BMW on Saturday and they have two F700GS Rallye LS's. They are super low and light feeling. If you don't mind the adventure style bike, then I'd strongly recommend you go sit on one. I'm going back for a test ride on Saturday, and may very well end up buying one if they can get the price right for me. (Sorry little G310GS!)

Regardless, I'll be taking the rebel out on Tuesday afternoon, or the following Wednesday depending on my work situation. So will post a review up somewhere then :)
 

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Really really low if you get the lowered suspension version :
Rallye seat 860 mm
comfort seat:835 mm
Standard = 820 mm
Low seat = 790mm
low-suspension:765 mm

source = BMW seat heights

I'm going to go try a standard suspension with the low seat option. And possibly the lowered suspension with the comfort or rallye seat, as the seat on the lowered bike looks rather thin.
 

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