I know this isn't a motorcycle forum, but I would appreciate the help. I'm trying to find a first bike in the $2000-$2500 range, but I don't really know what to look for. Drawing from my experience in looking for guitars, I know I don't want something that might soon feel inadequate because it would probably be many years before I worked up the cash again to trade up. I'm looking at the standard/cruiser style because it seems more comfortable than a sport bike and I think the insurance would be cheaper for me. The one bike I've actually looked at in person was this Suzuki 2006 GZ250 It's relatively light and has room for 2 and that's about the extent of my knowledge. Can anyone offer some more advice? I've seen a fair bit of warning not to get a bike over 250cc for a beginner, but that's usually brought up when people refer to sport bikes. Is it different for standard bikes?