My wife took the MSF basic class in 2008, never having ridden a motorcycle of any kind before. She got a Harley 883 Sportster and has been riding it ever since. Not difficult.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing … more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature [with] no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men …. John Stuart Mill