Yeah i was kinda thinking that also, but who knows. Id like to findsomeone who is running the 05 and talk to them about it. either way though i am sure it will handel better then the 01 gsxr i have right now.All modern bikes are made of butter, and the newer they are, the lighter and weaker they are.
The new Kawi is difficult to setup, as were the previous 03-04 year models.
If you were gonna by a new 600, I'd hold out for 2006 as I'm sure the GSXR will be a big update as well as changes for the Honda and Yamaha.