Hello From Massachusetts-USA! So, I've just recently turned 50. Never owned a motorcycle - ever, but always wanted to. I have been an avid mountain biker most of my adult life. I have often thought, wouldn't a motorcycle that acts like my Specialized be fun? So, I have been looking into the idea of picking up a dual-sport for commuting to work on back-roads and the occasional trip down a dirt road or trail. I was looking at the China bikes ( Hawk, Lifan, CSC, TaoTao ) strictly because they would fit my desires, and because I have a family and bills the price of them was very appealing. Somone on the forums for those actually mentioned the Royal Enfield! Which I have never heard of! The only Enfield I have ever had was the Rifle! So, after doing some investigating, it turns out there is actually a dealer near me! And, the prices are only slightly more than those China Bikes. Today I am going to see, in person, the Scram411 and the Himalayan. The dealer has 1 of each that they put aside for me! I can't wait to check them out and hopefully start my new exciting journey!