My situation may not be nearly as "rare" as I think it is - and it would make me HAPPY to learn that.
I put about 27,000 miles on a 1100cc sportbike (that I then modified the heck out of). But that was over 20 years ago.
Never rode at all since; until taking a basic motorcycle safety course.
Have my Class M1 license; it's a piece of paper because I just got it and the actual license hasn't come in the mail.
A lot of people think you should start out "small" and then work your way up in bike size; my view is to get what you want and then make sure you know how to ride it before you make a dumbass - and worse, a dead dumbass- out of yourself.
I might hop on it and it'll be 20 years ago. But I can't know until I get on the bike and take off. The more people who have done what I'm planning tomorrow, the better. Because I have never come across anything that "most people can do" that I haven't been able to do yet.
That said, if I'd bought the Valkyrie, I would have had a pretty uneventful ride home; whereas this is a pretty challenging ride. I'll go from a desert up to an elevation that gets snow, and then down a steep grade around curvy mountain roads until I get into desert again.
Fortunately most of it is four-lane road (2 lanes per side). So if somebody wants to go by the gramma on the motorcycle, they can.
If I get behind a truck, I'll stay behind that sucker.
And when I get home, I'll make sure I know how to ride my bike before I take it into traffic. So I don't make a (dead) dumbass out of myself.
I mean, this is just too pretty of a bike to have some fool crash it on his first ride.