Re: First bike??
Don't look at cc's.... look at what type of cc's they are and in what bike?
An SV650 is infinitely better for beginners than a GSX-R600, with 50 more cc's.
You could have a 2200cc Harley with acceleration comparable to a lawn motor.
One of the fastest guys I know rides an OLD ninja 250.... and constantly schools us in the mountains.
I suggest a YZF600, SV650, FZ6, Ninja 650, EX500, GSX500.....