Hello everyone! It is a pleasure to reach out to you all as I have learned a tremendous amount about biking just by reading the questions and responses from so many experienced riders. As a new licensed rider I have two remedial questions. I should point out my only riding experience has been through taking the stadard riding course on Honda Rebels in August and that's about the limit to my riding;
Question #1: I have read through the fantastic article Superbikers are not Beginner Bikes and I am curious if the same logic applies to touring/cruiser bikes since the COG, riding position and weight ae extremly different. I have my eye on the Honda Shadow 750 and the Suzuki M50 which is a 800. Is this too much bike?? I have sat on both and thet "feel" great and I can handle the weight (in a showroom)
Question #2: How does the size of the front tire effect the steering? While attracted to the larger front tires on an aesthetic level I am curious if they are more difficult in reaction situations. Physically more tire touches the road so is there better traction?
Can anyone shed some light on these questions for me?
Once again thank you all in advance for your time. I hope to see you out on the road soon.