An entry-level cruiser ought to be light enough, and laid back enough, to not overwhelm a beginning rider. The Virago weighs in at just 324 pounds with oil and fuel, so it’s not even as heavy as some big scooters, and its seat is a low 27 inches, with a typical relaxed rider position. Its wheelbase is 58.7 inches, and it has a nine-foot turning radius, so while it won’t turn on a dime, it’s reasonably maneuverable. Like most cruisers, its instrumentation is barebones: just a speedometer and an odometer. Ignition is electric. Yamaha doesn’t provide an estimate of gas mileage; the tank holds 2.5 gallons, with riders reporting getting at least 55 miles to the gallon.