An easy bike to ride is also a bike that will do what you need when you need it, which is why our vote is for the Rebel 500 rather than the 300. Don’t get us wrong, the Rebel 300 is a fine machine with huge appeal to newer riders, but the extra power output of the 500 comes in really handy when you need it. It shares the same 471cc twin as you’ll find in the CB500X, but the Rebel houses it in a low-slung chassis that provides a friendly 27.2-inch seat height. It’s designed to mimic the look of a cruiser, but feels more like a standard in its layout, with only slightly forward-mount foot controls. This makes ride position much more, say it with me now, neutral than more traditionally designed cruisers. It proved to be an agile bike with enough ground clearance to manage corners with ease, has buttery smooth power delivery, is easy to launch from a stop, and comes with a really well-calibrated EFI system. No surprises, just linear power delivery that’s manageable, sufficient for most situations, and even a little fun on occasion.