HELP! which 500cc bike for a novice lady rider?
Hi all I am a 50yr old woman just having passed my mod 2 bike test phew!
Having passed it on a susuki 125, my problem is now which bike to get next! There are so many out there, I was going to go for a 250cc but talking to bikers they all say noooo! you will get bored with it not enough power for touring, which is what i want to do, so looks like a 500cc but here again which one?
Ok, so what do I really want?
A comfortable riding position!
Reliabilty, forgiving, not twitchy, not too heavy, as I am only 5'2, the bike i have now is 29inch in height which is perfect as both feet firmly on the floor..
Comfort! No numb bum vibration, something I can ride all day
Very good suspension as I am tired of being jarred over every pothole..
Footpegs not too high up or maybe a bit forward as my knees ache a bit at my age!
Not a naked bike as i intend to ride in the rain at times, and a little shelter from the wind chill would be nice..
I have spoken to a lot of bikers who all have a different opinions, so my head is spinning! lol
Honda and kawasaki keep cropping up for reliability though..
Any ladies in my position can offer some advise, i would be very grateful