Hi All, I really like the cruiser style and want to start off on the right foot (get something that will last beyond my 12 month LAMS apprenticeship). I've come across an 02 XVS650 Classic with 33,000k's for approx $6k at a local dealership here in Brisbane. It seems in pretty good nick. My main questions: Is a 9yr old bike too old? As a beginner - should I look at a lighter, sports bike? (I'm shortish & 120kg's tho) Is $6k even a reasonable price for a bike this old / with this many k's? I'm also considering a Honda VT400 ($8k) with less k's (1600km's) as well but from what I've read - these lack power on highways for overtaking etc. What do you guys reckon? Cheers, G.