I recently got to ride a Honda Rebel 250, while taking the Motorcycle Safety Coarse.
They had a couple TW's there, but I wanted to try the cruiser, since I've been riding the TW for a year already.
The Rebel 250 was fun. I could easily whip it around, and I was scraping the pegs in the turns.
It looks like the 2017 gets upgraded to 300 or 500cc's and has fat tires. The price doesn't seem too bad either.
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Honda Rebel, cult beginner bike and urban cruiser, reborn for 2017 - Autoblog