Join Date: Aug 2011
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero ABS SE
Color: Orange SE
I believe you can start on almost any bike provided you can easily flat foot it, and you're not the type of person who pushes past their own limits. If you're willing to take it slow and easy and spend a lot of time in a parking lot I see no problems.
Truth be told, the only time the weight of the bigger bike is going to be an issue is at real low speeds, so watch your footing and try to remember to stop straight and in a flat spot, at speed it'll be just as nimble as anything, once you get the hang of it. The only other issue is the power, that's more of an issue with people thinking supersport bikes are good first bikes (these 1000cc sportbikes that they'll run up to 10,000 RPMs and drop the clutch, they're still in the same spot, but the bike is 300 yard away LOL)
You'll be fine. Enjoy! I'd recommend putting some highway bars on it though. It's not all that uncommon to drop your first (or first in a while) bike practicing in a parking lot or at low speeds or something. Better to scratch up some cheap chrome crash bars than to do damage to your bike!
"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8 (NIV)
2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer
2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack
Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT