A quick introduction, I’m a new motorcyclist (age 46) . I started the whole process in July 2016 and bit by bit got my full licence in mid Nov, deposit on a new bike a week later. I have to add, I passed everything first time. My prior experience was zero, not even friends who had ridden. I spend a lot of time on my bicycle so I supposed that helped with the awareness and balance (and yes , I do obey all lights and rules).
My choice of first bike is a 2016 Kawasaki ER6F, it felt right within a minute of the test ride so I didn’t bother with any others and my only comparison was with the Yamaha XJ6 training school bike. I love the bike, it’s easy to control and chuck about and although still running it in, it has lots of grunt.
I picked up my bike about a month after the deposit was laid and since then I’ve done 500 miles, all pleasure, a bit cold but I wasn’t going to pass in November and wait till Spring to ride!