I would like to learn to ride a motorcycle. I live in Houston, TX, and would like to get one for commuting to work. I will not be on the freeways/highways, and will stay in residential areas. My goal is to own/tinker with a BMW K1. I have always loved those, and it is the only bike I really have any affinity for. I know this is a big bike and not for a beginner. I know that I'll probably buy a smaller/easier bike to ride before I get the K1. So, where do I start? I know I have to take a motorcycle safety course, but have always assumed that I need to have a bike for that. What is the safest way to start?
Any help will be apprecited.
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.