Ducati are great. Big V twins and have great torque and sound wonderful.
A Moto Guzzi also.
If you say it it your first bike, but you know how to ride. Don't go for the R1, you can't ride that. It is an insane bike and very hard to ride fast. (very hard to ride with the front wheel on the ground).
Any BMW bike if you want a comfortable cruiser.
The Suzuki is a good bike too.
Personally, when I get another bike, I'll be going back to the Italian ones. They have more personality and style.