This may have been discussed before, but anyway -
I will be taking a rider course in April to learn how to ride and when I complete the course, I'll receive my license. I was wondering what you guys would recommend for a new purchase. I assume there are a lot of owners on a site like this. I'm not necessarily looking for a "beginner" bike but more like something I would buy and grow into and keep indefinitely.
I have a picture of a Harley V-rod at my desk and I love the way it looks more and more everyday. I know they are expensive and a lot of guys are going to say that it is probably too powerful a bike to start off with but I'm not looking to drag race or travel cross country right off the bat. I would take it easy and take my time learning how to ride. Some people I have spoken to say that Harleys in general are for people who like to work on their bikes because they need a lot of "love". The recommended the Suzuki M109R Boulevard for its low maintenance and great performance.