So my wife has become interested in learning to ride. To teach her, we are going to be using my brother-in-law's Ninja 250 (mostly because he let a friend borrow it and the dude dropped it, causing all kinds of body damage). She has decided that she wants a cruiser. Harley is out of the question completely, mostly due to the fact that I'm not paying a shit ton of money for a bike and the maintenance that goes with it just because of the name. She likes the look of the Triumph America 845, and the Honda Shadow Phantom 750. I tried to get her interested in the Vulcan 900 but she wasn't as comfortable on that one. We also looked at a Boulevard (750 I believe), but it was a few years old and has about 21k on it. For about 2-3k more, we can just buy her a brand new bike. Right now, I think she leans more toward the look and feel of the Triumph. I am a little more familiar with the Shadow, as a 750 Shadow was my first bike. Any input that may help the decision?