Well new as in a ‘99. And I did buy the bike long distance. Sure is a beauty for it’s age. Just arrived so I took it around the parking lot since I don’t have plates yet. Never rode a bike that feels this bad. He does have a bunch of miles (56k). But with all the receipts it appeared to be well care for. And I assume this is a 100 k plus potential miles bike. I’ve never ridden a VFR before but I’m under the impression that this is supposed to be a great handling bike. This one is not. Feels very unsafe. Steering is a fight and very heavy. Take a left turn and you have to apply lots of pressure to keep the bars from running right to lock. No way it would straight line if I took my hands off the bars. This sounds to me like a steering head bearing issue. Or both that and suspension? Any experience would be greatly appreciated. Guess I’ll be seeing the local track specialist who does great suspension and other work. Inexpensive never works out it does it.