'Think carefully' would be my advice.
I have a bike license, and have done for many years now... do I have a bike at the moment? No. Do I have a car? Yes.
I *love* bikes. I dream of bikes. I crave bikes. I literally adore them.
My best memories on the roads and track are of my 'old' 2001 Suzuki GSX-R 1000. This was just ballistic, and honestly the most fun I have ever had
in automotive terms.
I pass bike showrooms and go in, I look at brochures, I lust after every new Ducati, every classic BSA or Vincent.
Will I buy one? No way, not a chance.
I'll say why.
Although riders don't admit it, we ride for the one 'perfect' day, the one perfect road.
I look back, and it was no fun at all being on a Supersports bike in the rain, in full leathers, helmet steamed up, trying not to skid on the petrol
some idiot dropped on the road, trying to avoid all the idiot car drivers who pull out on you and don't use their mirrors, all the while ice cld
water seeping in your leathers and visor steaming up...
Or I look at the summers days when I would be sitting at the lights in my leathers, *baking* and praying for the green light so the air would cool me,
trying to avoid all the 'bank holiday' drivers dawdling about, or the boy racers in cheap hot hatches who think you want to race them all the time,
the police cameras and speed traps...
And then you want to go and do some shopping....
It is so hard to get more than a days shopping under the seat of a bike, or in a tank bag. And then while you are doing your shopping coming out to
find some kid sitting on your bike, or hooligans who have tipped it over (all happened to me).
And then someone says, hey, can you give me a lift? Can you help me move house? Can you pick up my Dog (or something!
My best advice... Buy a car, and when you are rich enough, and still want a bike, buy one for track usage only...