06-04-2008, 08:42 PM
I'm a beginning rider (6', 200 lbs) looking to buy a bike. The bikes I'm considering are the Ninja 500R and Suzuki GS500F, but on searching for a bike, I have come across a 2006 Katana 600, brand new, for $200 less than either of the other 2 bikes new. The pros I see are that it would definitely give me more bike to "grow into" as a rider, and obviously the price. Also, I love the look of the Katana, so much more than the other 2. I'm just afraid it will be too much bike for me. I'm not looking to race up and down the highway, just something to get good gas mileage to and from work, but that I can take on the highway on the weekends and enjoy. Please share your opinions. I welcome all input. Thanks.