Thanks Ryans, 3LOU5 and Dave.
Dave, Thanks for the advice, I am planning to get a low powered bike , less than 600CC. My primary use would be to drive around the suburb and occasional trip on the highway to NY City ( 30 miles on I87 )
I registered for a MSF course to get the License and also get a refersher training in a safe enviornment. It's a long time since i rode a bike, i definitely need some training before i hit the roads..
I am leaning towards dual sport bikes as they would suit my needs and they look and feel similar to the low powered bikes i drove before
hunting craigslist for a decent second hand bike