Just asking for thoughts and opinions on the motorcycle itself. Thanks!
That was going to be my recommendation....A Honda Shadow would make for a great first bike, it has just enough power to keep one happy and will be reliable for years to come. You can cruise around town or on the highway comfortably on one. I started out on a 2001 (I think) 250cc Rebel. Even though it was bulletproof, I quickly grew tired of its power limitations.