I'm gonna buy my first motorcycle this winter because everyone says that's when you get the best deal. I just wanted to check with you guys and see what bike you recommend. I will have a passenger from time to time. I was thinking a breakout or street glide.
If this is actually your first bike get a sportster or a cheap Honda or Yamaha and learn to ride . That First and get use to it . Get comfortable with the bike before you try riding with a passenger.
If you buy a cheap older bike it would hurt so much if you drop it or ding it up some while your learning to ride , You'll Have to take a motorcycle class before you get licensed so that some thing else you'll have to look in to
Welcome form Hilo, Hawaii. If you're only looking at the Breakout and/or Street Glide, I personally would go with the Street Glide. I believe the Street Glide would be more comfortable for packing and for distance riding.
I bought my first bike back at the end of January, a 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT. It was a great learning bike, very nimble and easy to ride. I just recently traded it in on a 2012 Harley Ultra Limited.
I started a life time ago with a 125 dirt bike then a 350 Honda to a sportster. You need to start off with something you can handle as to get your Lic you'll need to prove you can handle it, before you will ever ride someone on the back.
Welcome from Florida where Mickey Mouse lives. Be sure to take a riding course and when I went back to riding it was recommended that I put 5,000 miles on a bike before I tried to ride anyone. IMO that was and is good advice.
I just bought my first Harley back in September. 2008 vivid black softail deluxe. Wish I would've bought one years ago. Living in ct, I bought kinda late in the season but I've still managed to put almost 2500 on it. If your looking for a good first hd, check out the deluxe