600 not too powerfull. ????????? hum lap times between th 1000cc class and the 600 class are a second of a difference. well what kind of experience have you ever had on a motorcycle. some ppl are going out and buying 600cc and 1000cc race bikes as thre first motorcycle ever. but i do agree with the 500cc bikes being a waste of money for me and some ppl but i know if my GF was buying a bike you better believe is is getting a 500 or less.