Firstly - welcome , alot of good stuff and folks around here !
Secondly - ahh, the good ole Hurricane ! What a great bike , from what I rember they are a good reiable early sport bike .If you get one, just make sure you have someone who knows bikes pretty well to check it over, seems like they might have the cursed Honda regulator/recitifer issue, but, Im sure by now it should have been upgraded with a newer one.- Im not sure as a beginer bike though. Yeah, shes donw on Hp whne compared to the new stuff, but, they are still very fast bikes.I would strongly reccomend going to a MSF/Riders Edge course ( the riders edge course is the MSF but , its put on by a HD dealership , same stuff, just leaning a bit more towrds HD ) . The course teaches you the right way to do stuff before you learn the bad habbits that we all get from learning form who ever tought us how to ride -Plus yo uget a break on your insurance in alot of places. And make sure you get the best gear you can get ! Dont skimp on your gear to get a new exhaust !
Other than that , what ever you get , enjoy your ride !