Well, I think that 4 months and 5000k's should be enough time to get a good feel for a bike don't you? Actually, it's more like 4 x weeks over a period of 4 x months due to injury layup time - but who cares I picked up my sexy Blue and White beast in early Feb. I'd been looking at a 600 as my upgrade bike as I felt it would best suit my commuting and twisty-playing needs. Coming from the phenomenal performance and reliabilty of the Mighty Hyosung GT250R I was skeptical about whether anything else could compare... Umm, Yeah :-w Anyway... The choice had been narrowed down to the Daytona 675, GSXR600 and CBR600RR - the main factors being Cost, Performance, Ergonomics, Reviews and of course Looks. I'd ridden Thou's and couldn't see the point as I would more than likely not ever get to use the full potential of the thing and I'm also not an overly large guy, so the final decision came down to 2 x things: Ergonomics , which the CBR won hands down and finally Service. The guys at Redwing Honda were fantastic! Helpful, patient and happy to take the time to have a chat instead of treating me like another Schmo off the street looking to waste their time, like a certain Green Logo'd company did... I decided to go for the Blue Demo unit that they had with all the bling and go fast bits already on it. This saved me approximately 2.5 grand. I'm not really a bling kinda guy usually, but Carbon Fibre's kinda cool and I've now got lots of it. I was also able to get the original parts as well! Happy Days :grin: So the bike. Rather than try and write something witty, Iâ€™ll make this more practical. Gearbox: Tight as a fishes bum. I havenâ€™t missed a gear nor failed to find neutral yet. It co-operatively â€˜snicksâ€™ into gear each and every time. Cornering: After the Hyo I think an ocean liner would have been an improvement, but this thing is quite simply amazing! You just Point and Shoot. It goes exactly where you want it to each and every time. I took the Hume highway entrance onto the Ring Road the first day I rode it at a modest $1.40 and I swear it started to whisper to me â€œgo on, Iâ€™m not even trying yet, go faster you little Girly Man â€. Iâ€™m not 100% impressed with the stock tyres (Bridgestone BT015â€™s which are apparently designed for the 600RR â€™07 ) as theyâ€™re quite slippy until you get some decent heat into them. Iâ€™ve already lost the front once (saved it thank God!) but that was my own fault. Too much lean angle on a cold road :roll: Brakes: Everyone raves about the stock Honda brakes. I see what they mean now. The rear is a little wooden until it beds in but the fronts are fantastic! I took my brothers SV1000 for a quick blat the other day and shat myself when I grabbed a handful and nothing happened â€“ Well it actually stopped very well, but I realized Iâ€™ve been spoilt on the Honda. Engine: Where do I start? Well, to quote Loz â€“ â€œIt pulls like a 15 year old with his 1st copy of Hustlerâ€ If Iâ€™m feeling lazy I can tootle quite comfortably around town at 60 in 6th gear and be able to accelerate reasonably easy without having to drop a cog or two. In 1st & 2nd the front end gets very light under hard acceleration and I often find myself having to throw my weight over the tank to keep it down. Youâ€™re breaking the Greed Limit before you can blink! Itâ€™s also SO SMOOTH! Itâ€™s by no means quiet, especially with the intoxicating noise of the Ram-Air induction and the Howling Micron exhaust, but after having ridden only V-Twins before this bike the smoothness of the engine is a breath of fresh air. Donâ€™t get me wrong, V-Twins still get me hard but this thing is like the perfect balance for me Exhaust: As I just mentioned, my bike has the Micron Exhaust on it. I rode a stock 600RR today as a comparison and I must say I was pretty impressed with the performance difference between the two. It was definitely noticeable, especially at speed. Suspension: It havenâ€™t tweaked it to my liking yet and currently have it left as stock, but TBH I canâ€™t see that Iâ€™d achieve much unless I took it on the track (soon baby soon =P~ ) as Iâ€™m pretty standard size and weight. But Iâ€™m again impressed with it. Itâ€™s solid and provides good feedback especially mid-corner. The Electronic steering damper also works well. I was on my way back from Sydney via the Coast Rd last week and hit a nasty piece of asphalt that had melted into a lump at around $2.00. It lifted the front wheel slightly and started the wobbles. Well, quick as a flash it was straight again and off I continued. Bits nâ€™ Pieces: The finish overall is excellent. I like the aggressive styling especially at at the headlight area, Oh and the high beams work well too. The lack of space under the pillion seat is a bit of a joke (Iâ€™d struggle to put a cd in there) but thatâ€™s to be expected with an undertail exhaust I sâ€™pose. The pegs are in a comfortable position and the â€˜bars also. Speaking of which, anyone who says you canâ€™t tour on a 600 has rocks in their head. Actually, Iâ€™ll rephrase that: Anyone who says you canâ€™t tour on an 07 600RR has rocks in their head LOL! I just rode from Melbourne to Mid-North NSW and back via the coast in 8 x days and had no troubles. 2941 kms to be exact. The bike was super comfy with a full backpack and tailbag and was an absolute blast to ride at speed along the magical sweepers along the NSW coast â€“ But thereâ€™s a ride report to come soon so I wonâ€™t spoil it Petrol economy is about std at 200+ kms per 18 ltr tank but I think youâ€™d get more if didnâ€™t ride as stupidly as I do . Overall â€“ I love this bike. Itâ€™s a good all rounder that is very comfortable to nip around town on and take away on the weekend for playtime. Itâ€™s also quite capable of doing some touring, though obviously itâ€™s not ideal. Itâ€™s main problem is that it wants to go fast all the time- especially in my hands. At this stage there is nothing I can fault with it and highly recommend it to anyone thinking of a 600 as their upgrade bike. Thanks for reading and please ask if you have any questions.