I’ve checked Craigslist and Facebook marketplace. Any bike runs and is under 2k is from the 80’s or earlier haha. I’ll keep looking for newer bike but I don’t have my hopes up. I think the monkey can get up to 60MPH. The roads around here are 50MPH. So it should be just enough for the highways.Any of those would be beginner friendly, the monkey is limited though in terms of top speed though it's no doubt a lot of fun around town and very cute.
Unless money isn't a concern you might want to consider a used bike for your first bike though, usually that first bike gets kind of beat up and it's a shame to do that to a new motorcycle. Maybe pick up a cheap used bike which already has a few warts for under $2k then ride it for a while, then sell it for around the same thing a year later and then buy the new bike of your dreams for your second bike!