Before I got my first bike this past October, I spent time traveling to all the different dealers around me and just sitting on the bikes. I thought I wanted a Shadow 750, then I almost bought a new leftover Stateline 1300, but realized I didn't like the forward control feel. Next I tried a CBR600 and it just didn't feel right to me. I ended up buy a new leftover 2016 CB500F, as soon as I sat on it, I knew it was the one. So, I'd recommend checking out all the different bikes and seeing what clicks. For sports bike 600cc and smaller and cruiser nothing bigger than a 800 is probably a good starting point. Just my $.02!