Information: XJ600 is excellent motorcycle as the first bike. It is an universal bike. It can be used ridin around a city or for tourism - in last 4 years I rode 64000km including 25-hour travel from Croatia to Poland (1600km). This is a good bike for 1 person. It has too less power for couples and bags. It is not a sport bike so suspension and brakes are good but not excellent. It forgives mistakes what is important for fresh riders. There is a lot of spare parts on the market so maintaning is not a problem and is cheap. Anyway I didnīt have any major problems with my bike. Only common maintain issues. In my opinion this is one of the best bikes in its class.