That's the whole point, they won't be capable of getting the same torque specs with a smaller engine....they'll get the same (or perhaps more) hp ratings but at much higher rpm's thus making it a more difficult bike to ride (i.e. like the R6).Originally posted by Swede636
.....if they can make a 599cc motor that makes the same, if not more, power than the 636 then the switch was good. I like my 636 though, sets you apart from the other 6s. The litte extra down low is nice putting around town also.
I agree.Originally posted by moloko
It seems that there's only one bike left out there in 600-ish cc class that doesn't suck in traffic - Daytona 675. For people with my expectations 600s seem useless anymore - they belong in hands of experienced riders on racetracks. Casual commuters like myself are much better off with a liter bike for their smooth power delivery and ability to actually do something below 6000 rpm. Just my humble opinion though.