Recently in this board and also from other sources, I have been reading about inexperienced riders getting hurt because they are new to motorcycling and the equipment chosen is really to much to handle by beginners. The M109r is a beast that needs to be tamed. If you have never ridden before, please read this site, learn all you can about the bike, but make it a future purchase. Start off on a smaller more manageable steed. Your patience will be rewarded.