Hey guys, been checking this website for a little while now but this is my first post. So I'm 18 and just got my motorbike learners permit the other day. I've gone and bought all my gear and all I have left now is to buy a bike. I'm pretty set on a cruiser as I love the style and the riding position is far more comfortable for me. At the moment I'm tossing up between a Suzuki LS650 and a Yamaha XVS650. I've heard good things about both but the XVS650 seems to be better. I have sat on the LS650 and it was super comfortable and not to heavy, but I haven't had a chance to sit on the XVS650. If it helps I sat on a XV250 and it wasn't nearly as comfortable, but it may be nothing like the XVS650. I'm also wondering if I should be going for a 650cc bike for my first or just stick to a 250cc. Lots of people say 250cc is plenty but the guy I talked to at the bike shop said they are kind of dangerous in a way as they lack the power to get away from danger or to overtake. I also plan on riding on the highway so I'm not sure a 250 would have enough power. What are your guys thoughts? Other bike suggestions are very welcome! Looking to stick under $5-6K if possible.