Advice/Opinions Wanted Please
1st off I'm new to the forums so hello all!
I've ridden dirt bikes off and on for about 2 yrs. (125's & 250's), owned Rebels (250 & 450), rode those for about a yr each. I've never owned a sportbike, but I am in the next 2 weeks or so going to purchase one...I'm just a little unsure as to which type/size to get. I am a cautious rider, but not overly cautious...The only time I push the envelope is offroad & when I'm fully geared up..never on the street..too many crazies out there.
I've been looking at a '91 CBR600F2 and a '00 Katana 600. I know most say not to start off with the 600cc class, but I do have some exp/skills..not much but a little.
I'm 5'8 @ 185lbs, at this size a older yr 600cc wouldn't be too large or bulky or way too powerful correct?
I've heard that the kantuna is a bit heavy and awkward during slow maneuvers...any truth to this?
Also, the learning curve...with the little exp. I do have will adjusting to the sportbike style be a little easier?
I am taking the MSF course offered here in Phx. b4 I purchase the bike.
I'm sure the braking, turning, throttling are much different from dirt & whatever class the rebels are in....is this also true?
Any thoughts, opinions and or advice would be welcomed.