Evening all. I just recently got my learners permit, better late than never. Really enjoyed the course and am looking forward to learning more and getting my first bike. I'm after something Learner appropriate, and would prefer something of a cruiser style bike that will last me a while. I have heard good things about the Yamaha XVS 400 /and/ 650. I have also heard a few people mention that a Honda Shadow (VT.or.VLX) is a good alternative. Anyway. My knowledge on bikes is very limited. My budget would be around the $5.k mark. Any input and advice is more that welcome. Thanks everyone.