Here is the best answer I can give you as a 20 year motorcyclist with about half a million miles under my belt on motorcycles. Its long so settle in but I think it will give you some really good insight. I am, however a very confident person so none of this is really an anxiety thing for me. I have tried the various drugs for it and don’t like the zombie effects those have on me. One thing, however, that has always worked, was motorcycles.
Easy Rider and Terminator 2 are but a few examples of how the traditional motorcycle jacket has become a part of American and Western culture. They symbolize toughness and freedom – like a bald eagle riding a tank. Scooters have smaller wheels and many are automatic. They are smaller and lighter, but not necessarily easier to control or safer! Motorcycles will demand a little more from you up front, but they will give you a lot more fairly soon in terms of control, braking, and the sheer joy of riding on two wheels.
You can even get yourself a smaller motorcycle with say, a 250 cc displacement, and have a whole lot more to learn in terms of acceleration, clutching and gears, and control. After you do that, a scooter will feel like a toy. Secondly, there’s no such thing as the best motorcycle for a girl. The sex of the rider is irrelevant. I know women who are better fast riders than me and I know some that are better distance riders as well. Also, I disagree completely with the writer who said don’t get an SV650. I think those bikes are one of the greatest all around motorcycles produced in the last 20 years.