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Whatever you buy you need to make sure it has been looked after, no point buying someone else' used up crap. Look for a clean bike with service history, mostly stock, std fairings etc and if buying private look at the person you're buying it from and his property as much as the bike itself.
Generally speaking the smaller and cheaper the bike you learn on the faster you learn and the more confidence you will get to step up onto a bigger/faster bike, if you have all your money tied up in a flashy bike that's too much for your skill level you'll be too scared to drop it, which you probably will anyway, we all have, and you won't get confident with it if you're scared of it. A small bike, like an R3 or better yet, an unfaired commuter bike like an ER500 for example you can throw around, hoon on and get confident on for not a lot of money, your skills will improve much faster because you will find you're using much more of the bikes power, brakes and handling. Falling off as a learner is almost a given so unless you're fond of doing repairs yourself, shelling out loads of cash for parts or insurance start with a cheap non faired bike.
If you must have a CBR600, and why wouldn't you, set your budget and buy the cleanest one with the best service history and the least fucked with. And make sure you have enough in your budget for gear, don't be a Squid.....