hi kicks! thanks for asking! i like the cruiser bikes and i like the standard bikes. i do not think i want lean forward cafe racer or a bike like the Honda 600rr or the Yamaha YZF-6r. so i am considering something like the Yamaha FZR-6 but I am looking at the cruisers. I met a fella riding a belt drive harley last summer and he mentioned the belt drive was better than shaft when going over bumps in the road. another fella told me he’d never buy another chain drive because of the messy oiling. so looking towards a belt drive cruiser…. kawasaki vulcan 900 and yamaha v-star 1300. but i do not know if i would be happy owning any bike! maybe after a few months, the novelty of riding would wain and the bike would just be something to look at. i have a car. i really do not need a bike. i am not sure i want to spend time riding. bikes look fun! i am afraid of getting hit by a car. i do like looking at bikes! i like comparing specs! i like analyzing bang for buck in terms of features of diff bikes. i do think fuel injected and liquid cooling are superior to carb and air-cooling. i fear getting one bike and then wanting a diff kind (if i buy an FZR-6 i might see the cruisers and wish i had made the other choice or vice-versa!). insurance costs are another factor as well as my financial situation in general! i am confused and i like reading what others think! i also think i might be satisfied with a 250cc std bike!