Hey guy's. I am looking into getting into riding. I am looking for a bike which would be good for a beginner, and would be comfortable for long hauls (Looking at a few cross country trips in the next 2 years). An Older CBR would be awesome, but I really doubt it would be comfortable. I have ridden my friends older Katana, and it is horrid for anything longer then an hour (So he said). I can see the CBR being worse then this. I would like to find something in the $3000 range for now.
I know everyone on here will suggest a small 250cc or similar, but with the planned x-country trips, it just wont be enough.