New to this forum (obviously) and new to riding. I started with an MSF course to get my license, ride with full gear (except for pants where I usually just have jeans), and started on a Honda Shadow VLX during this past autumn. It took me an entire 4 days to drop it. That has to be a record.
I quickly outgrew the bike and picked up a Ducati ST4s, which scared the living hell out of me--perfect.