I know you guys get this all the time. My apologies, and feel free to point me to another thread. I won't be offended at all.
I live in Texas, where it rarely rains. Our family is growing to the size that we need another vehicle (we only have one) and frankly, considering that the only reason I need a vehicle of my own is due to my commute back and forth to work - about 12 miles each way. Though, I do realize that once I start riding a bike, I probably will be doing it a lot more than just to and from work
Purchasing a car seems ridiculous, particularly considering the additional fuel costs that adds to the family budget. I've had the desire to get a motorcycle for awhile, and think the time has finally come.
So I'm looking between a few models - between a V-Star 950, a V-Star 250 or Boulevard C50t.
I'm a stocky guy - 5'8", 240lbs, and while the V-Star 250 gets ridiculously great gas mileage, I'm frankly worried that I'm going to look like a complete moron on the thing. Like a bear riding a bicycle. Though, honestly, the price point of the 250 is very attractive at around $5k compared to $8k for the other two bikes.
My worry with the 950 or the C50t, however, is that they may be too much power for me, as a beginner. Any thoughts or help you guys could give, I would greatly appreciate it.