Bikes under 600cc

Recently, people have started to look towards higher cc bikes instead of the mid range or lower cc bikes for their experience of what the two wheeler of a beast can do. The fun fact is that the people who have ridden a lower cc bike before hand say that the higher cc bikes feel more snappy or give out more power than expected. Are the 600 cc generation bikes advised for new beginner riders, as a person who has been riding for nearly a decade, I would say ,”No”, the main reason is that a beginner bike should be lower cc , you need to get a grasp of the throttle, the power a bike can dish out, maneuvering the bike when on congested roads. And as 600 cc bikes are not light weight at all, there are chances that one may drop the 1000s of dollars worth of bike, just because they could not handle the weight of the sports bike or the naked sport bike that they may own. As a rider myself, I advise any new riders, to not own a 600 cc super sport bike or any 600 cc class bikes as your first bike, majorly for your own safety and to keep your spirits up for riding the beautiful machine called bike in your coming years as well. But it is solely upon you to decide if you want to have a 600 cc bike as your first bike and then leave the world of riding bikes because they were too hard to handle or to use a lower cc bike preferably a 300 cc light weight class as your first bike and then dive into the beautiful world of riding bikes in the coming years. Which ever it may be , do ride safe, and responsibly. Without more chitchat, lets begin the best 600 cc bikes that you can own. This list does not only contain sports bikes, but also naked variants. The only sports bike version will be later on updated in a later date.

CBR 600RR: 

The first on our list is the best 600 cc bike currently in the market by far. Many have praised the bike for its superb handling, light weight even for a 600 cc bike. The new rendition of the 2019 was supposedly made to make even more further changes to the light weight of the sports bike itself. The current weight of the bike is 185 kgs, which with various carbon fiber parts the weight can be dropped upto 160 Kgs , which is nearly 30 kgs drop on the weight of the bike. This will increase the proficiency of the bike with the increase in the speed and handling as well. The bike has USD Forks, Dual Headlight, Liquid Cooled, Fuel Injection, Huge Fuel Tank, ZR Spec Tyres, ABS. So, what are the specifications of this bike?. The specifications goes as follows:

  • Top speed: 252 kmph
  • Displacement: 599 cc
  • Maximum power: 118 Horse power @ 13500 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 66 Nm @ 11250 rpm
  • Number of Cylinders: 4
  • Number of gears: 6
  • Seat Height: 823 mm
  • Ground clearance: 137 mm
  • Weight: 185 kgs
  • Fuel tank capacity: 18.10 litres
  • Dual Disc Brakes
  • ABS included
  • Valve system: 4 valves
  • Alloy wheels, Tubeless tyres

Ducati Monster 696: 

Ducati the italian company that is one of the reigning champions of the MotoGP series has to be mentioned as they have been giving the public one of the best 600 cc bikes in the bike industry. The bike is a naked class bike which means it does not have the bulky farings that a super sport bike normally has. The bike by its name is a monster. As the bike has a top speed of 210 km/h. Even though the bike was produced in the 2008 , the bike still packs alot of power , while being nimble and looking like a absolute beast. The bike does come in an ABS variant as well. The specifications of the bike are as follows:

  • Top speed: 210 kmph
  • Displacement: 696 cc
  • Maximum power: 80 Horse power @ 9000 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 69 Nm @ 7750 rpm
  • Number of Cylinders: 2
  • Number of Gears: 6
  • Seat Height: 770 mm
  • Weight: 185 kgs (with ABS)
  • Fuel tank Capacity: 15 litres
  • ABS included
  • Dual Disc brakes

Yamaha R6: 

The MotoGP giant Yamaha has been making some of the best motor bikes since more than 100 years. The bikes produced by Yamaha are note worthy as, Yamaha has countless times shown what kind of a monstrosity the company can produce when needed. One of them being the new R1M, which won the MotoGP just last year. Yamaha does produce many small displacement bikes , but its expertise lies in the making of the R series bikes. The bikes that have been a dream for many and when own by the people , you can only hear most positive things about the bikes that the company has produced. The Yamaha R6 of 2019 comes with ABS as well as various other changes to the bike itself from its former self that was only iterated in the 2000s era along side the new R1M. The specifications are as follows:

  • Top speed: 262 Kmph
  • Displacement: 599 cc
  • Maximum power: 118.4 Horse power @ 14500 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 61.7 Nm @ 10500 rpm
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Number of Gears: 6
  • Seat Height: 850 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 130 mm
  • Weight: 190 kg
  • Fuel tank Capacity: 17 litres
  • ABS included
  • Dual Disc Brakes

MV Augusta F3 675: 

The italian company that had once taken the market of the biking world had once again gone into the dark , but recently the company has come with various iterations of the bikes that they are now providing to the world now. The bike sports a carbon fiber frame as a side exception to its users. The specifications of this bike is listed below:

  • Top speed: 260 kmph
  • Displacement: 675 cc
  • Maximum power: 126.3 Horse Power @ 14400 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 71 Nm @ 10900 rpm 
  • Number of cylinders: 3
  • Number of Gears: 6
  • Seat Height: 805 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 125 mm
  • Weight 173 kgs
  • Fuel tank Capacity: 16.5 litres
  • ABS included
  • Dual Disc brakes

Suzuki GSX R600:

The once super bike giant, the Suzuki company has now not seen such grandeur for a few years now but still has been producing some of the best class sports bike in the market currently. The GSXR 600 is not an exception either. This bike can be considered as one of the most premium 600 cc bikes in the market currently. The bike has gone various iterations and recently the bike was made 9 kgs lighter. The specifications of this bike is as follows:

  • Top speed: 253 kmph
  • Displacement: 599 cc
  • Maximum power: 124 Horse Power @ 13500 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 69.6 Nm @ 11500 rpm 
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Number of Gears: 6
  • Seat Height: 810 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 130 mm
  • Weight 187 kgs
  • Fuel tank Capacity: 17 litres
  • ABS included
  • Dual Disc brakes

Note: This is not all the bikes that are preferably should be bought as a 600 cc displacement bike, as there are bikes such as CBR 650F, CB 600R, Triumph Daytona 675 and other many bikes that have not been listed. 

Editors choice for a 600 cc bike is either Yamaha R6 or Honda CBR 600RR. For light weight riding choose the 2019 version of CBR 600RR. 


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