I'm looking at either a Honda Rebel or Yamaha Virago. Both bikes are relatively similar. The Yamaha is a really small V-twin, and the Honda is actually 234cc, but still not much difference on paper. I haven't had a chance to test drive either one of these bikes to get a feel for which I may prefer. Chances are I may be getting a used one via cycle trader, or Ebay, etc, so I may not get a chance to ride both, and just may end up getting whichever one I can get for the best price. I ride my mountain bike(bicycle) a lot to work, but it's not always convenient when I have to dress up, or when it gets too hot. (Dripping with sweat doesn't make a real good impression at work.) So I've been looking at getting a small motorcycle to commute and run errands. I wouldn't be riding on any freeways or interstate highways. I've never driven anything street legal, just a dirt bike on occasion. My dad has owned motorcycles for the past 30 years, and I spent a lot of time riding with him growing up. Based on his wisdom passed down to me, I should ALWAYS respect the power of a bike regardless of how big it is, and ALWAYS watch out for everyone else on the road because there is always at least one person who will not see you. Based on this, and my budget, I think the 250's seem like the best fit for me. I can always buy a bigger bike later. (I'll have more experience and more money.) With current gas prices, there will be a market for used 250's for some time I think. They sure as hell are few and far between right now! Has anyone here rode both the Rebel & the Virago? Or at least be able to provide some reasons pro or con for either of these bikes? Thanks! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!