THIS. This was the bike I learned on five years ago. I just upgraded to a Chief Classic this last year. I finally sold the Vulcan LT to make room in the garage, but I still think it's a good ride.Buy a used Vulcan 900. The forward controls will fit you really well. They’re wonderful bikes to ride and learn on. The lt comes with bags and a windshield. The custom has the big front wheel and cool looks. I think from a cruiser perspective you won’t find a better starter bike. Hell I still ride them and have a blast every time.