It would be okay as a second bike, but I already have one: the KTM 390 Duke I had when I bought the 950. I'm thinking of a third one to use as a real local runaround: Suzuki VanVan 200. They are still available in Thailand.
Yeah, if it's a Honda CL, I want high pipes all the way back - like the Triumph. I don't understand Honda, they could knock a modern classic out of the park but they just don't seem to want to build one. Even the CB1100 doesn't really look the part. And the CL500 makes the same power as the old CB450 from 50 years ago.You are spot on, just a rear frame attachment on a Rebel. Interesting look. Not the classic look I am going for though.
When you see the CL500 and Rebel 500 in the same caption, you notice more differences. It isn't a Rebel with a different rear end. The tank doesn't slope as much as the Rebel's for one thing.You are spot on, just a rear frame attachment on a Rebel. Interesting look. Not the classic look I am going for though.