In the year 2000...wait...I mean, 2020
First off, this is NOT intended to turn into a "can a 600cc sportbike be a good 1st bike" thread. Plenty of other threads to read about that.
I'm approaching the subject of how motorcycles have evolved. Today, some 600's have 120+ horsepower, and weigh under 400lbs, probably better power/weight ratio than litre bikes of 15 years ago.
While I understand how & why a early 90's and older 600 is a much better choice over a new 600(even though still 90-100hp isn't exactly 'training wheels')....I have a simple question: do you think 10-15 years from now, when the performance of the 600's will probably be much improved over today, will people say, "hey, a 2006 R6/GSXR/636 is a great starter bike?"
Whatcha' think? Will the current 600's always be perceived, like today, as bad starter bikes, or will the same cycle keep taking place?