If you're like me you'll probably want both. If you've done any off-roading on motorcycles or quads you'll have no problem making the transition to street. For me I couldn't decide between the 180HP Yamaha R1 or the Vstar 1100 Classic. I went with "more practical" cruiser because I would probably use the bike to commute to work and didn't want to be wiped out when I go there. On a cruiser you can relax, sit back and enjoy the scenery. On a sport bike you may be tempted to dart around with all that power and agility (I know I would). Also, anything longer than an hour ride and I'm sure your neck and back will ache. I'm having a blast on the 1100 cruiser but I still have my eye on those R1s. Once my bank account fills up I'll try to add that to the collection because I do like both bikes.