This type of bike is not my cup of tea however it gets good reviews and it seems like a good bike for what you want. I think it has plenty of power and would be more than adequate for longer trips. I also think it would make a good beginner bike i.e. manageable power, low center of gravity, not too small of an engine that you'll be wanting to upgrade later. It looks like it has after market pipes which look cool and 14,000 miles is really not that much. I say go check it out. Plus it has a cup holder.