Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Martinsville, NJ
Re: 2008 600cc superbike shootout.
The Honda is a great 600CC machine, my girlfriend owns the 07 and I have spent a bunch of time riding it. Small, light, and the motor is darn good for a 600 - good if not better compared to the 05 Kawi 636 I used to own. Handling is razor sharp and turn in requires almost no effort. Built in damper works great, about the only complaints I have with it are little to no wind protection and slightly abrupt on/off throttle transitions depending on gear/RPM.
The new bikes are all great but Honda stepped up the game last year with the redesign for sure. Rumor has it Kawi will have a completely redesigned 6R for 09 and I am sure Honda will be doing some changes next year also, will be nice to see what they come up with.
04 R6 Track
08 GSXR 750
08 YZ250F Dirt