I went to the local dealers (Kawasaki's, Suzuki's, & Honda's they are all next to each other) today to look at the 2005 models they had in. The one model that caught my eye was the new ZZR-600. Mainly because I wasnt expecting it, I was there to see the new CBR's, GSXR's, & Ninja's. The new ZZR-600 has been redesigned drasticly. It looks and feels (all I did was sit on it) sportier. What it seems to me is that they put a 600cc motor in a 1000 or 1200cc sport bike frame. The ergos and feel of the bike reminded me of the 2004 ZX-12, but its not quite that big. But it is just a smidge bigger than the ZX-10. The ZZR-1200 is nothing like the ZZR-600, i'm supprised they have the same call letters. So dont think that because you have seen the new ZZR-1200 you will have the basic idea of what the new ZZR-600 is. I just havent heard anyone talking about the new ZZR-600, so I had to mention it. It looks to be a great starter bike for the serious sport bike novice. Or a sportbike for anyone. I'm guessing it has approximately 100hp and it weighs 377lbs, so very capable bike. Kawasaki says, and I quote "will strongly appeal to sportbike riders of all skill levels and especially first-time buyers.", and I agree. So when the new guys come and ask for suggestions on a first time bike, here is a new one to mention.