I have a close relative that always was interested in riding but never had the time, now he's retired he has all the time in the world to do whatever he wants. He had a bit of riding experience in the past but been out for a long time. I recommend the new 2013 Honda CTX700 to him since hes looking to ride and focus on just that. From what I have read the 2013 Honda CTX700ND comes with a automatic transmission, I think this will be perfect so he can just focus on riding and not have to worry about shifting gears. What do you guys think is it suitable for a slightly new rider?