Re: I'm A Very Thick Man In Need Of Help
I used to ride with a guy somewhere around the OP's build - definitely 300+ lbs, and he rode a Ducati 900 Monster. I was on my SV650S at the time and riding at the top of my game and I couldn't keep up with him in the twisties. Looked funny as hell - a 300+ lb blob on a skinny naked bike, but man that dude could ride . . . but maybe if I had a liter bike . . . I still wouldn't be able to keep up with him, lol!
If you do get a sportbike, you'll definitely need to beef up the suspension. Good luck whatever you decide, but at your age consider the advice here seriously. You probably don't want to hear it, but wisdom does truly come with age.