I got started on 2 wheels in general as a kid riding a 50cc Honda in the backyard with my little brother. After I grabbed a handful of front brake and flipped that bike head-over-heels, my parents thought I'd feel safer on a 80cc fat-wheeled dirt bike of some kind... I think Yamaha, but I'm not sure. Then my dad sold off all our dirtbikes (my brother's 50, my 80, and both his dirtbikes).
First, I got into cars (yes, F&F started it, but I soon learned F&F had nothing to do with anything). Then about a year later dear daddy came home with a BMW F650GS Dakar dual sport. I took one look at it and thought "gee, that looks like fun". It also helped reaffirm my inner strength, for at the time I had gone through a lot, so it kept me strong and focused.