Bike No. 1 is a 2007 Yamaha V Star 250. This was my first bike. I bought it brand new expecting to ride it for several years. This is a great starter bike. It is lightweight and easy to handle. I did not feel intimidated learning on this bike. The ride was so smooth and easy (though I didnt realize this at the time), and I didnt know that a lot of the bumps on the road were even there.
I own two motorcycles. The first one my husband and I purchased was a 2008 Harley-Davidson Nightster 1200. We bought this bike in May 2008 after I signed up to take the Riders Course, which I completed and passed in June 2008. I had never ridden a bike before this except on the back with my husband.
The Sportster line is considered Harley-Davidsons entry level family of motorcycles because the bikes are smaller in size and in engine displacement than the rest of the Harleys and the price is lower. Because of that, many first time riders gravitate to a Sportster. Now, more and more women are discovering the Sportster family with the introduction of the low and light Sportster Nightster in the 2008 model year.