Originally Posted by harleyhawk
A 650 Savage would be a pretty good choice. Most inexperienced riders get into trouble around curves, they try to brake at curves rather than lean the bike. Watch your wife on curves and be sure she can sit on the bike SHE chooses flat footed!
Hence the MSF Basic Rider Course.
It may not turn you into a road racer, but it sure helps you go around the corner with alacrity.