+1 on the Nighthawk. Rode one at MSF and it was good for a noob. The Virago is now called a VStar but most of the used bikes will have the older name. The GZ 250 is the 250cc version of the Suzuki S40 Boulevard. I saw a 750cc Shadow at my local dealer last night and it was pretty big. Someone who hasn’t ridden before will easily get intimidated by it’s size and weight. I can’t even imagine trying to learn the counter-weight u-turns on one of those.