He started on a Yamaha 400 that he took off of somebody’s hands to get it off their property. A little rebuilding and it helped him get used to riding again after a hiatus to get married and have kids.
He then bought a v-star 250, which he uses for his daily commuter, and he loves it. It isn’t the fastest bike in the world, but it’s ideal for the riding he does. He rides from his house in the country to the city every day, and around the city most of the day. A small nimble bike is perfectly suited to that kind of riding, and he doesn’t mind the fuel economy either.
Size really isn’t an issue. He’s 6’2″ and doesn’t have a problem on it. This sized bike isn’t made for all day road trips, but he says he can sit it for an hour before he starts to get uncomfortable. That’s all I can do on my Magna, so that’s not too bad.