Lying Dog-faced Pony Soldier
- Mar 10, 2006
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I do. Haven't ridden much in the last year because reasons, but as a first bike for a middle-aged dude who mostly does weekend road rides for fun and doesn't use the bike as a regular commuter, I've been pretty happy. I sometimes describe it as the Honda Civic of motorcycles, although I don't mean that quite as disparagingly as it sometimes comes across.I haven't been paying attention lately...but that looks pretty neat.
I'd also look towards the honda 500s, especially if you don't actually need an ADV bike. Before I decided to buy a car, I really wanted a CB 500f. I think @lawyerdad might still have one.
Not too powerful or expensive (especially now that they have been out for a few years and there is a used market), but more refined and adult sized than a lot of the stereotypical beginner bikes which tend to either be tiny sport bikes or small scale cruisers.
Affordable, easy to ride, fairly sleek and aesthetically pleasing in a low-key way. Not super fast at the top end, but that's not really my thing anyway. Enough power and heft to ride on the freeway when necessary, although it's obviously not the best choice for a long road trip on crowded interstates. I'm about 6'1" with long arms, and I find it to be a comfortable size.