Glad you joined up to the best forum I have found. To your question, I been ridin since the early 60's and for the money and quality, it's really hard (imho) to beat Yamaha. I ride an 1100 Silverado (classic) and am very happy with it, it does what I want, when I want. Wifey rides most all the time when I go except trips, and it has served us well. Whatever you choose, have fun with it and Ride Safe.
Ride Safe, Live Long