I just got a 2017 Rebel 500 with 400 miles on it. Took it out for it's maiden voyage doing twisties through the hill towns. I have to say that this is the best bike I have rode. Perfect for my height (barely 5 feet tall and 26 inch inseam). The 500 had enough power to keep up with my husbands 1200 Moto Guzzi Stelvio but the rebel was also smooth when in 2nd gear slowing down through intown traffic.