Alright Ladies and Gentleman,
I've got a buddy coming into the cycling world.
He's 37yrs old, approx 5'8" and 180lbs.
He's taking the MSF next month.
Now, he's arlready looking into what his FIRST BIKE will be.
He's open to getting a used bike, but leaning more towards new.
Let's put aside the new vs old as a first bike argument for a moment, I want some feed back on two bikes:
He was looking at the Harley 883, but started to wander over to the metrics recently. The Suzuki S40 and the Yamaha VStar Custom 650 have caught his eye. He's going to eventually use the bike for an occasional commute to work and regular weekend rides in the country. He's also wanting to stay away from larger/pricier bikes for now.
I thought I'd turn the choice over to the wise and opinionated group here:
Assuming both bikes are comfortable for him and assuming he decides to buy NEW. Which of the 2 bikes would you recommend and why?