Personally though, I agree with the others on starting smaller. I learned on a honda 350Take a riding school course hd and Honda both have links and local tech schools should offer too. If you want a wing get it. But...be sure you can keep it upright, pick it up if you DO drop it, and try out a few new/old models before buying. Heed all the "newbies" advice offered here too.
Isn't that the truth. Man one thing I hate is the rider peg position. I am used to forward controls and a couple times I have caught my paint leg on the peg while trying to put my foot down at a stop sign or traffic light. I'm not a foot dragger but I may soon become one if I can not get used to getting my paint leg away from the peg.It is difficult for me to stop at stoplights etc. because the bike is wider and it is awkward for me to put my feet down.