I currently own a 08 cbr 1000rr. I am coming back to the 600. My first bike was a 96 Smokin Joe's replica. I owned an 06 600 & then traded it in for the 07 when those were released. I switched to the 08 1000rr because I wanted to try the liter bike. Plus honda did a great job with the design. It's a great bike but I like the 600 better. I know it seems a lot of people aren't crazy about the 2013 & I get it but I am particularly stoked. I've been in talks with my dealer & am purchasing a repsol version as soon as it becomes available. I loved my 06. Loved the 07 even more. Not a huge fan of the 09-12. I wish the 13 was a little more than it is but I still like it. Can't wait for the bike & looking forward to being part of a 600 rr forum.