Originally posted by joshndawn Any news on the next generation 600? I just crashed my 00 F4, and I think I will just wait 6 months until the new model comes out.
Honda has been on a 4-year cycle for the 600F since it debuted in '87, but with the "mid-term" upgrade of the F4 to F4i in '01, there may not be a major revision in '03. Even if there is, it won't be available until spring of '03. You really wanna skip nearly a year of riding waiting for something better? Consider buying a clean, low-mile, used F4i now and riding it until the next generation comes out--whenever that is.
I was at the races in sonoma, and the honda crew chief said in 03 Honda was going to have a radical new 600 released, and I don't want to ride for four more months on an F4i and then the F5 comes out. Besides, I have a friend who has a 01 and 99 GSXR750 he said I could ride the 99 for the rest of the summer.