Thanks alot for all the responses!
To address some of your questions and concerns... First, I live in Florida, in the United States. I know this is a big bike, and it is a Beast. As to why I have it as my first bike... A few reasons, and in no particular order.
I fell in love with the look when I first saw pics of it from the Tokyo auto show back in '01. Imagine my disappointment when I found out it was just a concept vehicle. Always wanted a bike, but nothing ever moved me enough to pursue it. The B King did. When I found out it went into production, the first thing I did was get my endorsement. After a couple of failed financial attempts, I finally was able to get one. I can't afford to do like many and buy a starter bike, and this IS my dream bike, so when the opportunity finally came, I jumped on it. (no pun intended).
It is dangerous as a first bike if you don't have a healthy respect for its power, and I get that. As a new rider, I definitely don't lose focus when I ride her, and since I have no experience when it comes to riding, I find it safer. Don't get me wrong, it's very easy to make mistakes, but I don't have to worry about me trying to push any boundaries with her. Experienced riders tend to see what a bike can do and push it thru its paces, and I am perfectly content to keep it at the speed limit, and keep it at low RPM's. I don't feel the urge to see how fast I can take a tight turn or get reckless. I take it as safely as I can. Remember, this is my baby, and I don't want to get hurt, or get a scratch on her!
My main vehicle has become unreliable, and I needed transportation I can count on. I'm tired of living a mundane life where I'm shackled by my primary vehicle, not wanting to go anywhere more than a 45 minute radius in fear of breaking down and being stranded, but I can't afford a new car. This is a great way to build up my credit so in the future I can do just that. In the near future, If I wanna take a long weekend and head to Miami, or down to the Keys, I can do that. I'll finally be able to take that long overdue vacation.
When I first got the bike, I knew about the A/B mode, but had no clue about which mode was which, and when I finally looked it up, I got to using it. (didn't help that I didn't know after that that it doesn't remain in B mode). I am now up to feeling comfy riding in A mode. I haven't been able to tell much of a difference, but I don't know if thats because I don't get way up there in the RPM's. I did find the service manual online in pdf format, but I'm looking for the owners manual. I'm guessing that's where I'll find the information on the rest of the buttons and their functions, plus other things, like adjusting the ride for a better fit. I've noticed a dial on the clutch and I think on the front brake levers, and I'm curious as to how all that works. BTW, thanks for the tip on setting up the clock!).
These are just a few reasons as to WHY, but one of the biggest and unexpected so far is that I have now ventured into a whole new realm of people. Amazing how total strangers have an instant connection now that I'm on 2 wheels just like them. I haven't ventured out much on her yet, but the little experiences I've had so far lead me to believe that I've just joined the ranks of a great community.
For the record, this is the FIRST time in my life that a dream has come true. So, if I ever come across Michelle Rodriguez, you can be damn sure that I'm gonna ask her out! Cuz, stranger things have happened. Hell, I have a Suzuki B King!!!
BTW, I hope that I can find someone near me that has a B King also; it would be great to ride with someone, but it seems that apparently they are rare around here. One guy I met at the local bike shop said he has never even seen one at any of the local meetups, and he's gone to them for years. He knew right away what the bike was, but admitted that he'd never seen one in real life.
Thanks all for all the replies... I look forward to reading more, and learning more.