I just put my bike in the classified here. A classic (another word for OLD) FZR1000. I've loved the bike. Handles good, it's faster than the current 600's (not by much), has good brakes. The main drawback is the weight which means it's not as flickable. I would NOT recommend this for a 1st timer, but I think it's a good deal.
1987 Red/White/Blue Yamaha FZR1000
Genesis 20 valve engine
Less than 20K miles
very good condition with 1 minor flaw on fairing
Asking $2500 or best offer
Unless you are looking for a new bike, I think it's great for the price. You can call me at 426-2827 for more details or to look at it.
In fact, call me after you get whatever bike to do some riding. I live in south VaBeach in the Pungo area, which is a good place to ride. Good luck with the bike search.