I kinda want to see one in person before I would consider buying it. It'd be nice if there were some after market parts for it at that time too. If the frame around the rear, back of the seat, was like a ruck and the tail wires were the same I could see how to eliminated the rear fender with Ruck parts.
Local bike dealership here in southeast Michigan has info on their site... this is just some of the Rebel info.
Rebel 500 ......... MSRP $5999
Rebel 500ABS ..... MSRP $6299
Rebel 300 ......... MSRP $4399
Rebel 300ABS ..... MSRP $4699
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES - Want to personalize your new Rebel a bit? No worriesâ€”we have you covered. Some of the most popular accessories include a rear carrier, saddlebags, windscreen, a 12-volt electrical accessory socket, and a passenger seat and footpegs.
I think I'd be more interested in the smaller 300ABS version... wish it had a tank bigger than just 2.0 gal. though. And I think I'd be willing to wait a year or so as well. I would like to see some reviews/kudos/complaints/issues reported by actual owners and not the opinions of people that sell them or get paid to promote them.