I agree with these guys! My first bike was an F4i. Thankfully, I had 10 years of dirt riding under my belt before I got that bike, or I woulda got hurt bad. For a 1st bike, even the F4i is a lot of bike. You have to remember, it's only 600cc, and now considered more as a sport touring type bike with the into of the 600rr, but it also revs to 14,200 and has almost 100hp! As mentioned, the SV650 would be a great choice IMO. I shit you not, after the 1st time I rode my 51, after experiencing it's "I do NOT like to go slow" attitude and having to slip the clutch so much in 1st compared to an I-4 600, one of the first things that popped into my mind was "damn, is there a worse beginner bike than this?"