Yeah. this will be my brother's first bike. I think it will be a good starter for him until he gets comfortable. Not too much power, but enough to keep up. I don't think you can beat it for a starter bike. It is in pretty good shape cosmetically, the tachometer cable is broke, but who needs a tach if you can listen to your engine, right? We got a new battery for it and plan on changing oil and giving her new plugs. The bike sat for a year, but I think all it needs is some TLC.