A couple of young guys I know of locally are discussing the purchase of motorcycles -- their first, for each of them.
A while back, I ran across a link on another board that had several articles on motorcycle shopping -- either as a new rider, or as the potential buyer of a new or pre-owned motorcycle. Unfortunately, I can't find the link now.
So, if you have links on the subject, I would appreciate your posting it. And your thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated as well. Hey! Maybe I'll just send them the link to this thread.