Thanks! This is my thought process too, but it always like to have a good review of all my options before making a decision. I have this weird thing about getting attached to my gear and I can’t quite see myself parting with my first bike quickly. However I do understand that inexperience might lead to a very temporary decision!
So far I have ridden on touring bikes, something like the v-strom. Super comfy I have to admit, I love travelling on them. Have also been quite a lot on a kawasaky en-650. Neither are bikes I would want to ride myself… they just don’t feel like me. If you know what I mean?
Also good point on the commuting, I don’t expect nor plan to commute by bike for a number of reasons. My desire to ride is ourely recreational and I don’t expect to be in any rush whatsoever when I ride.
Very interesting point about riding at or below car drivers. I can see that being annoying and goes straight in my list of things to check out.
I assume that if you want to buy a bike you can go for a test ride beforehand?