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Another problem with the 600cc sport bikes is the power band. They require revs to move.
For you, I would not buy a sport bike, and definitely a 600, as they are useless around town.
I own an SV1000S Suzuki. Sport bikes do not fit many riders, and it is something you need to get used to.
They respond better to body steering, than bar wrenching steering. UK
 

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Beware, old guys on sport bikes. Some may have racing history. These modern tanks need a ton of horsepower to keep up with the lighter weight bikes of yesteryear. The light bikes have the advantage of better handling, braking and cornering.
My sport bike is easier to ride faster than the other bikes. More weight means more squirm and wiggles.
They go where your body tells them. But the heavy weight bike riders know better.

Speaking of light weight. I just pushed Greta, my 200 pound 12hp Kawasaki up the ramp and in to my van. Imagine 220 pounds and 45hp, as in my pic many posts above. The Moto3 250 4 stroke singles, are now making 60hp. UK
 

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Our BC insurance rates have a break at 400. An SV650, or the cruiser version, or the Kawasaki 650, would be useful bikes. But the insurance rates are the same as a 750. The 400 is quite a bit cheaper. If the Kawasaki has 50 or more HP, then it would be a useful bike, and suitable for winter riding.
Currently my old XS400 with 45HP usually does this job. Regular readers will know I have been chatting about this for a while. UK
 

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Wot Tinsnipts said, post 79.
Many of the cruiser type bikes wobble around between your legs, as the fit is crappy. This amplifies the need to wrestle with the bars. Not helped by the tank like weight.

Another point made by TS, the center of gravity. A while back one of the magazines tested three bikes at the track.
The GSXR 750 had the quickest times. The two other bikes had more power which confused the riders.
The Suzuki had less weight and a lower seat height. On a bigger track the other bikes may have been quicker. But on a short, tight and twisty track, tank grip, less weight, a lower center of gravity, will pay dividends.

A brief study of history, will show the 250cc 2 stroke Yamahas, winning the 350 class for a few years. At the IOM.

I am raising the bars again on my SV1000S Suzuki. UK
 

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I did not mention above.
If I am going to take one of the girls up to 120, the sport bike is the one.
BUT, Shirley in particular does not like the lack of comfort provided. The old Yamaha is fine, but the best is the Triumph Trophy. Has a good tank feel, comfortable for all, stops and handles fine. A good compromise for a sport bike cruiser cross. Probably why I just got all the bits painted at mucho $$$.
 
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