600cc Confusion

Brent Plummer
by Brent Plummer
MO reader thrill_sekr asks:

I am a novice rider and am looking to buy a 97 or newer 600. I am wondering if the differences are too small to matter, or should I just go by preference? Or, is there one that stands above the rest?

We get this question so many times we figured we'd let our ever-wise readers give some insight. Then, -- if this doesn't quickly denigrate into a flamefest -- we'll refer newbies back here for advice.

Before you'all pontificate on the best 600 for a beginner, check out these multi-bike shootouts:

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