Motorcycles are fun and make you feel real cool while going fast.
I recommend you try to learn to ride one, but I don't really know what trouble with your driving license was. If were going to learn, I'd say to start with a dirt bike around $700-1000 and just spend your week in a field somewhere. There you can learn how a manual transmission works, how to control a very sensitive throttle, and the mechanics of bike which you WILL need to know. Also, with the dirt bike you can fall off or drop it without breaking some component of it. And then you can move on to street bikes which are essentially the same thing but way heavier and faster. If you're very comfortable riding a dirt bike when you go to ride a street bike, it will most likely be easier than driving a car (although the written test is much harder at the DMV). Then you can save your dirt bike for special occasions, sell it, or maybe give it to your future son or something like that.