Out with the Rebel...
I'm doing some preliminary shopping for my second bike and I've decided I want it to be a Shadow 600 or 750. This evening riding the 25-miles home from my buddy's place, I was already a little nostalgic for my soon to be gone Rebel. It has to work so hard to keep up on the highway band it does (barely), but it is so nimble changing lanes, etc. I was wondering, those that ride the smaller to mid-size Shadows, how is the handling, highway riding and low-speed?
Also, one of the oddities of the Rebel is the gearing...when you hit top end in 5th, you sure wish you could reach down and find one more gear. With the 4-speed transmission, how is it with the Shadow? I'm guessing you spend most of the time in town in 3rd gear?
Thanks for your responses.