Join Date: May 2013
Location: Luray, Virginia
I agree with Glen & Karl. I too have been riding for nearly 30 years and own 3 bikes. By far my CBR500R is the easiest to ride out of the 3. It is comfortable, light and doesn't feel like it is going to get you in trouble. To me it's like a loving faithful dog willing to play when you want, but won't bite your hand off. My CBR600 on the other hand? I love the bike to death, and even though it's 20 years old, 110hp is still ALLOT of power in a light bike. The main difference between the 2 is simple, I can go canyon carving on the 500R, wind the engine out and never once feel like I am going to wrap myself around the next tree. If I get the 600 over nine grand on the tach...I better know where the heck I am pointing that thing cause it will be there in 3 seconds. I think that the 650F is a more logical choice if you want a proper step up. I took one of them for a ride and it is like a CBR500R that spent a year at the gym training and drinking protein powder. The ergos are very similar and all day comfortable. A 600RR? That's more like the 500R did a few cycles of roids and spent a year MMA training. It will kick some major buttocks, but it can kick yours too. Fast.
13' CBR500RA - 97' CBR600F3 - 85' VF500 Interceptor
Racetech Fork Springs & Emulators
CBR600F4 Rear Shock • Powerbronze Rear Hugger
Corbin Custom Seat • IXIL Slip-On Exhaust
Last edited by Droman1972; 03-30-2017 at 10:44 PM.