Even though I rode friends dirt bikes as a kid I never really considered motorcycles seriously. That is until a buddy bought a Honda Interceptor when we were 18 then promptly low sided it ( tshirt and shorts but did have a helmet). His parents freaked out and forced him to sell it. I scored it cheap put on a new bar and a used tank and rode it for 3 more years before she threw a rod.
"Don't get cruiser sloppy" Unknown Inmate