welcome from another newcomer
Good luck in your Spyder quest. You'll be glad to get one.
There are some very good deals to be had on most leftover 2017's.
There is some nice riding to be had along the river in east Iowa-but you already know that.
Very different from a two wheeler but once you adapt it'll be all smiles.
Find a dealer who offers test rides. There are some who offer a brief course for 75 bucks (in the Tampa area anyway). Maybe get that cost refunded when you make a purchase?
Study the various models and sit on them all. Test ride as many as you can.
2017 F3, SM6, basic black-plain and simple