I just don’t agree with the logic “it is better to grow into a bike than grow out of one”. This is going to be your first bike not your last bike, you don’t need something that is beyond your skill level. You don’t throw someone who is just learning to box in a ring with mike tyson, that would be rediculous. Sure he MIGHT learn faster because he is forced to, but chances are he is just going to get beat up a lot. If you throw that same person in the ring with someone who matches their skill then they will learn a lot more, and they won’t get nearly as injured.
The same could be said for motorcycles, and you should get a bike that fits your skill level and not jump into the ring on a bike that is more than a newbie should handle.
Once again, just get a bike that is used, cheap (because you will probably drop it), and one with a manageable power output that won’t send you into trees with the flick of a wrist.
(on a side note although the vulan900 is one of the tamer 900cc bikes out there, I think the fact that it is so expensive and heavier than the vulcan 500 makes it a poor choice as a beginner bike. I dropped my first bike 3 times in the first 6 months and it was only a little gs500 which weighs MUCH less than a vulcan 900).
~Best Beginner Motorcycles Admin