I have 10 months to go before I am allowed to legally buy and ride a bigger bike. I have been thinking that it might not be a bad move to get a 600cc bike next. Something with a bit of go but not too heavy. So to increase my knowledge about 600cc and help make a decision about which one I might buy, I have been buying magazines and reading about 600cc bikes. Which brings me to the subject. I read a comparison done by two wheels. The bikes they tested head to head were: 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R, 2005 Yamaha YZF-R6, 2005 Honda CBR600RR, 2005 Suzuki GSX-R600 K5 and the 2005 Triumph Daytona (however they crashed the triumph so it wasn't directly compared). The people testing the bike were from two wheels, however I can only identify two riders, one is the author Mick Matheson and the other is kevin Magee (because he has MAGOO written across the back of his leathers). The second all out bike comparison that I read was done by Rapid. They tested the same bikes however the triumph wasn't actualy there for a back to back comparison again. the test riders for rapid were: Jeff Ware, Wayne Gardner, Ben O'brien and Wawick Maguire (apparently known as Wazza). Here's the thing.......Two Wheels said that the Kawasaki was by far the best supersport bike. It had huge grunt, it stopped well and it handled well. The second placed bike was the honda and then Yamaha and suzuki were pretty neck and neck. the overall impression that you got from reading their report was that any of these bikes were great and all had some great bits but they all choose the Kwacka as number 1. I thought, fair enough and considering that I had read that Kawasaki had been voted sportsbike of the year by other mags etc, I though it mustn't be too bad a bike. However....the rapid people bagged the kawasaki and put it last and voted the Honda the best. I thought...what the....? The two wheels people said...the kwacka brakes were the pick of the bunch...the rapid people said they were the worst..... The two wheels people said the kwacka was pretty stable at high speed...the rapid people said it wasn't... the two wheels people said the honda had a great front end but the back was a little harsh which limited its cornering a bit but was equal to the other bikes whereas they said the kwacka had a flighty back due to the amount of power it had.....however rapid said the Honda was the best handling bike of the lot by far. After reading the rapid article I came away thinking that they were biased towards the Honda...only because of Wayne Gradner and most likely his affiliation with Honda....and the fact that Rapid looks like a personal advertising medium for Gradner and his businesses. What really crapped me off was they don't publish times of the bikes around eastern Creek just for comparison purposes.