Hello Glenn, I have a 2005 Royal Star Touring Deluxe which is essentially a Venture without the fairing. They are excellent bikes that ride great with plenty of power for riding two up. Like most Yamaha's, it is pretty much like a sewing machine, it just keeps running with very few issues at all. The ride and power delivery is super smooth due to it's V4 configuration. Just my input, but i say if the price is right, and the condition is good,go for it.