My 2 cents would say the Suzuki boulevard S40 would suit your needs for now. Uncle Bernie has a very nice article on it’s bigger brother the S50 that is great reading. The Vulcan 500 is an upgraded version of the 454 LTD and I will tell you from experience it is a great motorcycle, but I don’t think it will be as forgiving as the S40. Your call, my opinion only. Ride safe and God bless Jon D.