Something that has taken me a long time to figure out: you cannot tell what a unique, nearly mystical experience it can be to ride a motorcycle, just by looking at one, sitting on a MC, or watching other people ride and talking about it.
You have to ride a bike with enough training to be confident, and then you get it.
Most people do not even understand that a motorcycle is self balancing - once you get up over 20mph, you dont balance the bike, it balances itself (because of the big heavy gyroscopic wheels and tires). You only steer the bike where you want to go.
Which brings up another important thing: Motorcycles steer backwards at speed. To turn right you PUSH the right handgrip forward, the bike leans to the right and turns to the right. If you try to ride the bike and steer it like a car it will go the opposite way from what you want. That always always always ends badly.
When you get your permit, the first time you take it for a ride, if you dont remember anything else, remember that one thing. Its called countersteering by the way.