Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Temecula, California
Get the Thunderbird you will not regret it. I started riding 29 years ago on a 400 cc Honda and 3 months later I was on a 750K. If you get a 900 you will keep wishing for something bigger. As for the MSF course, take the beginners course and six month later take the Advanced Riders course. I also did the street bike course on my SE. Bottom line is you know what is best for you and what you will use the bike for. There are plenty of riders on this forum that are perfectly happy with the America or Bonneville and would not think of getting something bigger. Most of us are biased Thunderbird owners giving our opinions with a slanted point of view.