I have no personal experience with motorcycles.I live about 8 miles from my office, do a lot of around-town driving, and am sick of filling the tank in my truck. I've never had a motorcycle but I think I have my wife on board with me buying my first bike.
So, I'm hoping some of you more experienced guys might be able to give some advice as to where I should start and what I should be looking for.
I am not looking for a crotch rocket... As far as looks go I really like the looks of the Indian Scout and most Harleys. Is it unseasonable to budget $8000?
I feel like an idiot with this stuff. Guns, guitars, mountain bikes, knives, that's what I know; bikes are completely foreign to me!
I worked with a guy who commuted (including some highway miles) on a BMW scooter. Based on your stated intended use and experience level, you might take a look. I do not remember if he had a 400cc or 650cc model.
2021 BMW C 400 X [Specs, Features, Photos] | wBW (webbikeworld.com)
2021 BMW C 650 GT [Specs, Features, Photos] | wBW (webbikeworld.com)