I took a motorcycle safety course a few weeks ago, then got my license. Yesterday I bought $650 worth of riding gear: jacket, helmet, gloves, and boots.
My experienced biking friends recommend I get a used dual-purpose (i.e. it can be legally ridden on streets and trails) motorcycle, something that can take abuse. A friend graciously let me borrow his 1999 , which is fun to ride, but I have little interest in taking it off road. I like cruising style bikes, like the or the . I’m not interested in power or speed; comfort is the most important criteria.
By the way, “Motorcycle” wins the popularity contest according to Google Fight.