Honda Rebel 450
by Marla Walker
87 Honda Rebel 450
After years of riding behind someone, I decided to buy a motorcycle of my own. My fiance was very encouraging. After much research on the internet and discussions with my fiance,I bought a pretty little '87 Honda Rebel 450 last April. I wanted something a little more than a 250, but also something I could handle easily. This is a fun bike to ride. It has enough power to keep up with the bigger bikes. I went last year on a 400 mile benefit ride for the National Guard. I had a great time.
When my fiance is at Guard drill, I no longer have to wait til he is home to ride. It's also a great stress reliever after a hard day at work.
I have added a windshield and saddlebags to the bike.
Several people (mostly men) tell me I should move up in size. I just ignore them. I love my bike and that's what matters. So ladies, don't let anyone pressure you into getting something you don't really want. You have to be comfortable with your bike in order to enjoy it.