Thanks for the advice guys. I’ll definitely be taking the necessary (plus a little extra) bike handling skills courses before buying. I’m more interested in comfort than speed, the bike will mainly be used for short commutes, getting round town. I’m about 5ft 8 and a bit short in the legs, so I’m keenest on the Virago. I just wanted to get some opinions on whether starting with a cruiser was a bad idea. Seems it isn’t so it looks like the Virago for me. Will keep you posted.