Need advice to purchase a bike

Hello Experts,

I am planing to buy my first bike but I absolutely don’t have much Idea about bikes. Somehow I like Bajaj Avenger, but on inquiry got some negative feedback of it such as it skids after applying breaks, engine performance is not good as it makes noise, etc.
Can someone please suggest me some good option in cruiser motorcycle in range of 1 L to 1.25 L (Not royal enfield).

Thanks in advance.