I second Elwood1960… take the class first. Some cruisers to chk out could be the Kawasaki Eliminator 125,Honda Rebel 250, Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD, Yamaha V-Star custom, classic,and silverado, ( all 650 cc bikes, so they are kinda big), Yamaha v-star 250, and the Suzuki Boulevard s40 ( 650 cc single thumper that is very docile) . You are shopping around right now so take advantage of the web, and sit on them while at the showroom. The MSF course will tell you more about yourself and what you might want to take on after passing. Please do not purchase a bike prior to the class. You might give up on the joy of riding by picking the wrong bike to build your skills on. Ride safe and God bless. Jon D. P.S. Day dreaming about the day you get your first bike is pretty cool, plus it will give you time to do some research prior to purchase.