I've been looking for a good deal on a bike that would meet the following conditions 1.) Look reasonably decent 2.) Be cheap enough (less then 3k) that i don't care about dropping it because i probably will (its my first bike) 3.) Be fast enough to take on the highway and get around town .. so something in the 500cc - 650cc range. Now I've found a bike for a REALLY good price ($1700) and that I like...however it is a kawi zx7 which is a lot of power for a first bike. So I guess my question is.. is it really that bad of an idea to have a 700cc+ bike for a first bike if you are not the type to stunt it etc..? I have no plans to do anything then to learn on this bike and then get something I really like.