New to riding at the age of 53. I finally decided to do it. Got my permit 3 weeks ago and a used Honda Shadow 600 two weeks ago. I love riding, but the Honda just isn't big enough and certainly not when my wife would jump on the back. So I bought a new 2015 v star 1300 tourer last week, and I love it. I wanted to wait until after my safety course to upgrade, but the dealer was down to 5 out of the 10 they had in stock. They were priced at $7990, I didn't want to miss out on the deal. My only complaint of the bike is the seat, it keeps pushing me forward and too much pressure on lower back. My Shadow has a mustang seat and it is really comfortable. I did some research, and ended up buying an Ultimate Seats mid rider, backrest and passenger seat. They arrive tomorrow and I will update you all on the seat after a put a few miles on it.