My first street bike was a 1982 Honda 450t Hawk (a good bike to learn on) then I bought a 2001 sv650 (which I still have & love) but with over 40,000 miles was starting to show it's age. Then came my first Yamaha, a 2007 fz6, but I had to get back to a true "naked" bike, so I picked up my current fz8. Yamaha makes some damn good bikes!!!!
Ride safe & have FUN!!!!!!