That is strictly my opinion on looks. That being said, Shannon is exactly right. I’ve always heard, first step is to decide what type of riding you want to do. Some may favor sport, some may favor cruiser. All of these bikes are within the “beginner” guidelines. Also, all the magazines and internet sites in the world won’t tell you wether your knees hit the handlebars when you turn. So go sit on a few. And finally, if budget is a concern, maybe get an insurance quote. I found some bikes to have twice the annual insurance premium of others.