lol harleys are not just and old mans bike!
ive built and ridin harleys from the age 17- 30..........but unelss its a really old sportster like the 69' 900 copped custom i had, there smaller and like count said a "chicks" ride. go with what u feel is "you"
best thing 2 things to consider:
1. what suits ur personality
2. what size/make bike can u physically handle...too often ppl make a mistake and get a bike thats way too heavey or big and often find this out later in a situation that results in serious injury....especially if its ur first bike!
i dont mean to preach, but once u have seen family/ friends and even strangers get hurt/killed its hard not too..including myself.......