What is your preference on cruisers with an MSRP around 5-8k? I'd be buying a used bike, probably a few years old, but I'm looking at the new models just to get an idea of what I'd like. Here's what I have looked up so far - Honda Shadow Aero Suzuki Boulevard M50 Yamaha V-Star Classic and Classic Custom Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic The Kawasaki has EFI and a rear disc brake, but MSRP on a new bike is $7,299. The rest are around $5,800-$6,800 new, have carbs, and rear drum brakes. Otherwise, you're looking at 40ci-50ci, 750-900cc V-Twin motors. That gives you an idea of the type of bike I'm interested in. I'd buy one used. Not right now, but later this year, and would probably spend $3,500-$5,000, depending on how much money I set aside for one. This will be the first bike I own, but I'm going to take the MSF course and get some experience first. I have several friends (who mostly ride H-D) that take trips out to Laughlin, Vegas, etc. on their bikes regularly. I'd like to be able to join them on a bike that's comfortable to ride long distance. I don't care about speed, really, or corner carving. I found several Honda Shadow Aeros in my area from '02-'03, clean and low mileage, that are right in my price range. So, I know these bikes can be had for the price I'm willing to pay. I know very little about bikes, but I'm trying to learn. I just know that this is the style, and price that I'm looking for. Any advice?