Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
I have no real experience with either. What I notice from the motovloggers with litre bikes is that they generally ride around at small revs (maybe 3000), which is plenty to move them on their bike, but isn't really anywhere near the power zone. When they want the power they pull harder, but don't need it. I think a 600 is a good stepping stone because you can learn to appreciate the insanity of a 600 supersport to even further respect the 1000. They're both kill you style bikes. The 600 needs to be revved hard to be rideable based on what I've heard without practical experience. The 1000 makes enough torque low end just because of how big it is that you can ride it like a ***** when you need to, and pull on it when you want to. There's no straightforward answer here. I'd say if money isn't a big concern go with the 600 first and then move on to a 1000. Then you can appreciate the difference, and have a sense of "earning" the 1000. If money is a concern go with the 1000. They're a more intense beast, but it sounds like you get a more flexible ride out of it, and probably they're equally dangerous. At least the 1000 will happily handle lower revs, whereas I've heard the 600 class are more particular.
I mean the best with what I say. It doesn't always sound that way.
2013 Honda CBR500R (Millennium Red) (Completely stock)
FirstGear Kilimanjaro High-Visibility, Joe Rocket Ballistic Boots, Scorpion Exo R2000, Alpinestars Raider Drystar Pants or Scorpion Covert Jeans, Icon Hypersport Pro Short Gloves
Castrol Chainlube, Pro Honda GN4, Pro Honda Dot 4, 87 octane AKI
Kriega R-35, Air Hawk Dual Sport, Go Cruise 2, Grip Puppies
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