The Suzuki Intruder 800 is an excellent bike with no known problems. I used to have an Intruder 750 (same bike) It does have limited cornering clearance even for a cruiser, because of the large steel bracket the footpegs are bolted to. This bracket is very substantial, and if you drag it on the ground in a turn, it will literally lift the front wheel right off the road. I never had that problem because I rode mine like a cruiser, but I have heard a lot of people complaining about it. The Intruder also has the advantage of shaft drive, which is clean and almost maintenance free. It has been in continuous production since 1986, and is well proven. It is also a very lightweight bike for it's displacement, with a low seat. IMO an ideal starter bike for a larger rider.
The Vulcan 500 is also a very nice bike, a bit smaller than the Intruder, about the same size as a Rebel 450. It is just about as fast as the Intruder 800. The Vulcan 500, Intruder 800, VLX600, Yamaha Virago 750, and Suzuki Savage/S40 all make great beginner bikes, they are all reliable, easy to handle, and parts are available. Jerry.