considering we have no details, its difficult to know what to make of that snippet. About the only thing that can be said at this point is that when I saw the details of the 600RR, I knew that the 636 engine alone would not be enough to put the ZX on top. The kawasaki chassis would have to do its bit.
I hope the results of this test do not bias MO. Anyway, US roads and riding conditions are very different from the UK's. I am sure you guys will tell it like it is. If the CBR is the best 600 of the year, then so be it. As they say, may the best man (bike) win.
600'S ARE TOTALLY FOR PUSSIES BECAUSE THEY ONLY DO LIKE 160 AND THAT GETS BORING AFTER A WHILE. WHEN I HAD MY GSXR1000 I WAS GOING TO GET A NITROUS KIT BECASUE MY MOM TOOK THAT INSURANCE POLICY OUT ON ME AND SHE SAID I DIDN'T RIDE FAST ENOUGH SHE TOLD ME TO GO AND PICK UP MY BROTHER AT SCHOOL AND BE BACK HERE IN 15 MINUTES BUT WE LIVE LIKE 30 MILES AWAY FROM SCHOOL AND IT WAS AT RUSH HOUR SO I WAS ON MY WAY OVER THERE AND I WAS DOING A POWER WHEELIE AT LIKE 170 MPH AND IT WAS OK BUT KINDA BORING AND I WAS LOOKING AT THE SKY AND THINKING ABOUT HOW MORE POWER WOULD BE NICE AND THEN THIS GRAVEL TRUCK CHANGED LANES (I WAS LANE SPLITTING AT THE TIME) AND I COULDN'T STEER BECAUSE THE FRONT WHEEL WAS IN THE AIR AND THEN EVERYTHING JUST WENT BLACK.
I WOKE UP AND THERE WAS NO LIGHT OR SOUND BUT EVERYTHING TASTED FUNNY AND THEN SOME GUY PLUGGED ME IN AND TOLD ME THE ONLY THING THAT SURVIVED THE CRASH WAS MY BRAIN AND THE CLUTCH LEVER (WHICH IS FOR SALE ON E-BAY, BY THE WAY) AND MY BRAIN IS IN A TANK UNTIL THEY FIND ME A DONOR BODY FROM NEW MEXICO.
IT WOULD BE BORING IN HERE IF IT WASN'T FOR MOTORCYCLE ONLINE AND INTERNET PORN.
Whilst (While in american) checking out the MCN link I read the following...
"The Products section this week includes everything from the new AGV Ti-Tech helmet, as worn by Valentino Rossi, to kids pyjamas which look just like the race leathers worn by World Superbike stars Ben Bostrom and Colin Edwards."
Now you know British bikers are different than Americans when they buy their kids World Superbike replica pj's. That's awesome.
>>636 engine alone would not be enough to put the ZX on top. The kawasaki chassis would have to do its bit<<
I might have thought that the USD fork, radial brakes and (on the 600cc version) slipper clutch and adjustable swingarm might have helped as well. Of course, since we can't get the actual text of the article without forking out $350 to subscribe to the print rag, we have no idea what led MCN to that conclusion.
Quite frankly, as JohnnyB stated in the recent Honda writeup, they are all so much better than 99.9% of us will ever be able to use, that the choice really comes down to brand preference, aesthetic preference or the local dealer.