Im asking these questions for a mate ,not me. My mates got his full licence ,got it a few years ago on a cb250 at the L and P course.. Then after he got his full licence brought a 150cc ,pretty large scooter and rode at around the city and up to newcastle a few times, for a year ,but hasn't riden for 12-16 months. Now hes wanting to get back on a road bike and save on fuel ect ,not really for blasts or twistys, just needs a bike to get around the city and once a week 250km freeway trip up the coast to his holiday house . ------ now ,here's the deal ,he has a mate with a cbr600 ,with 60,000km 12 months rego and new tyres just serviced ,for $5000. Is this an OK price seems it is O.N.O so maybe cheaper . I have read all back post on the CBR600 ,and seems it's a good "second bike" ,but really this will be his first road bike. Second questions : i read these bikes are "easy to ride"?. But are they"" forgiving"" ,like a suzuki SV650 ect. Is a CBR600 to much to handle for a semi new rider, with not a great deal of riding time on a bike with gears... not semi auto. I know this maybe hard ,to answer ,but any info or help will be great.