The Honda Rebel is slightly longer than a bicycle, making parking and maneuvering in tight spaces more comfortable for beginning riders. Since it weighs more than 200 pounds less than standard cruisers, it is easier to move around. While there is room for a passenger, the ride will not be very comfortable for one over long distances. A passenger also cuts down on the gas mileage. Although official estimates are not available, riders report getting 60 mpg to 66 mph per gallon. The 2004 Rebel, as well as other models, has simple instrument panels, consisting of only a speedometer. The Rebel really shines in urban driving and short highway rides; it has a maximum speed of about 75 mph. Rider forums rate the 2004 Rebel high in all categories: overall, performance, quality and reliability, and value. Other riders have found the clutch to be troublesome, with more than a dozen riders going to far as to file complaints with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.