This is for those who are choosing a bigger bike from a 250cc to a 600-1000cc sports bike and havent had any real decent experience riding a sports riding positioned bike or anything which has explosive high end power even like a 2 stroke motorcross bike for any real length of time other than your mates sports bike down the road or something like that because to me, this doesn't count... Am I correct? If so read on. First, if the salesman tells you to get a 1000cc, ignore that and tell the sales man (to your yourself...unless you can back yourself up) to *$%@ himself because he's probably an experienced rider giving his view and he just wants the biggest sale.. If the first paragraph is the case, I must first note out to you that riding a more higher handle barred bike like your used to is far easier to ride and control than a sports riding positioned bike also your sense of balance will have to adjust to a sports riding bike. But the aerodynamics and geometry of a modern sports bike compensates this feel. Before we go any further lets look at the maths! A current 1000cc bike has 60% more cubic capacity than a 600cc bike and 400% more cubic capacity than a 250cc bike, approx. 600% more power than your current bike. A 600cc has 140% more cubic capacity than a 250cc and and nearly 400% more horse power from what your riding. (Pause and think) For a start, does this mean anything to you? (Plus with the next Secondly, not only that there is a huge jump from any 250 to a 600 sports bike power wise with but with very aggressive high end power characteristics to deal with also. More than the amount you would expect. 1/4 mile time 10.75 seconds in fact were talking about for a 600 and well under sub 10 seconds for a 1000. The only thing quicker coming straight from a factory other than a larger cc sports bike is a bullet coming out of a Smith and Wesson. Standing still at the white line from the time I take off at the lights on Dandenond Road crossing North/Wellington Roads to the white line on the other side of the intersection, my 2002 R6 reaches 145kmh. Ok, its probably the widest intersection on the planet but that is QUICK! Speed through the gears on my R6, 1st-105kmh 2nd-165kmh 3rd-196kmh 4th didnt pay attention 5th didnt pay attention 6th-262kmh...that I did pay attention to. Plenty quick for a first time sports bike operator. And you can over take at 100kmh effortlessly with a pillion in top gear on a 600cc. Dont forget there is an enormous range of bikes to choose other than the 600 and 1000cc inline sports bikes, twins are a great option also. But if your sports bike minded and your heart is in the middle of choosing the 600cc or 1000cc, get the 600 and get used to that. Learn good bike craft on it and if you want, learn to wheely and endo it with good control (12 months minimum) and then that will be a good sign to get a 750 or maybe a 1000. Because inexperience + power + youth (if your young) is a recipe for disaster and you will probably have an accident if those 3 apply to you. I'd hate a perfectly good person doing himself/herself harm. Keep in mind you are still an inexperienced rider and if the safest option doesn't seem obvious ](*,) Im banging my head against a brick wall. You ride with a helmet and all the other safety equipment because its the smartest/safest option to ride, why shouldn't the safest option apply to choosing a correct powered bike??? If not, your just a :jerk: ! and your macho bravado attitude will get you hurt in the future. The 600 will do anything you want a bike to do. If know one has explained all this to you then I'm your father on this topic. Listen to the old man here get rid of your self destructive mechanism in your head and adjust your attitude! Also if you go straight to a 1000 what is there to experience after that? Enjoy the slow consumption of fruit from the bike manufacturers vines and dont pick the fruit to high from the tree so soon. You know it makes sense! Oh by the way, I have owned 1000's P.S. This has not influenced my writing but the 2002 R6 is for sale. Blue in color with Yoshimura carbon pipe. PM me if interested. Disclaimer; If by any chance law or traffic enforcement officers read this, I didn't let the truth get in the way of a good story.