Re: go figure
Actually, you just have to get a bike. It doesn't have to be a new bike. It is, however, a good idea to get a very solid bike. I know steel so I use that. If you know a really good aluminum frame when you see it, and you're comfortable with it, you can use that. Lugged frames are great. Inspect all welds or brazing. Inspect all moving and weight bearing parts. New or used, it'll be bearing your weight and the weight of the engine, with regular impact shocks to the frame members and at speeds above what it was ordinarily designed for. Choose your bike carefully and it should last for some time.
"There is nothing wrong with wanting a motorbike that is an extension of your personal taste and fashion sense; if you must ride somewhere, I say do it with style