Top 10 600cc Motorcycles for Beginners:- Helpful Guide

When it comes to choosing motorcycle 600cc ranges are quite popular as it features the most powerful motorcycle for the adrenaline-based ride. That’s why in this post, I will be discussing “Top 10 600cc motorcycle for beginners to help you pick the right one depending on your need.

Top 10 600cc Motorcycles for Beginners
Top 10 600cc Motorcycles for Beginners

Here is the List of Top 10 600cc Motorcycles

600cc Motorcycle ModelPrice
Yamaha YZF-R6 $12,199
Kawasaki ZX6R$9,999
Kawasaki Ninja 650$7,599
Suzuki GSX R-600$11,399
Honda CBR 600RR$11,899
Benelli TNT 600i$5,999
Triumph Trident 660$8,095
Aprilia RS660$11,299
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650$5,999
Suzuki V-Strom 650XT$10,449

Most comfortable motorcycles in 600cc

  • Aprilia RS660
  • Suzuki GSXR-600
  • Benelli TNT 600i

Fastest 600cc Motorcycle

  • Kawasaki ZX6R – 175 mph (281 km/h)
  • Yamaha R6 – 165 mph (265 km/h)

Kawasaki ZX6R is the fastest motorcycle in the 600cc series with a top speed of 175 mph (251 km/h). And Yamaha R6 is the second-fastest motorcycle having a top speed of 165 mph.

Overall Best 600cc Motorcycle

It’s hard to say but if I would have to list three 600cc motorcycles with ranking then I would list these:-

  • Kawasaki ZX-6R
  • Yamaha YZF-R6
  • Suzuki GSXR-600

Yamaha YZF-R6

Yamaha R6
Yamaha R6

Specifications

  • Engine Type: 599cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder; 16 titanium valves
  • Compression ratio: 13.1:1
  • Power: 116bhp
  • Mileage: 42MPG
  • Top Speed: 165mph

Yamaha R6 is one of the most iconic middle-weight sports motorcycles presented in 1999. It has been keeping its legacy and improving every year since its release and go through some major changes.

Overall, Yamaha R6 is inspired by its successor R1 and improving its sportiness, styling, and agility with its consecutive releases.

R6 is light-weight and has a razor-sharp aggressive riding style having an aerodynamic design for reaching the top speed of 165 miles/h. The reason R6 is lightweight is that its frame is built from an aluminum delta box. 

If you were looking for comfortable riding then Yamaha R6 may not suit you because of its riding position.

Talking about the engine, Yamaha R6 is equipped with 599cc DOHC (Dual Overhead Camshaft) liquid-cooled four-cylinder engine which will give you smooth and high-revving power.

Yamaha R6 is a race-inspired motorcycle that’s why it comes with a quick shifter to allow clutchless shifting. It also got a race-derived slipper clutch that limits the back-torque produced by the engine during aggressive downshifts.

In terms of power, YZF-R6 produces 118.4 PS of maximum power at 14,500 RPM. Yamaha got crisp acceleration due to the ride-by-wire chip so it can accelerate 0 to 100 kmph in just 3 sec. The Yamaha R6 comes in two eye-catching colors dark knight black and Icon blue.

From recent news, Yamaha R6 has become a track-only machine from 22021 because of not meeting the Euro 5 emission regulation.

Kawasaki ZX6R

Kawasaki ZX6R
Kawasaki ZX6R

Specifications  

  • Engine Type: 636 cc Liquid Cooled, Inline Four Cylinder, 16-Valves, DOHC
  • Power: 128 bhp
  • Mileage: 15 km/l
  • Seat Height: Medium (32.7 in / 830 mm)
  • Weight: Medium (423 lbs / 196 kg)

Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R is known for its performance and optimized experience in a wide range of situations.

The ZX6R is powered by a 636cc liquid-cooled, inline-four engine, to offer speed, flexibility and deliver a broader torque. So, the Ninja ZX-6R is always ready for both street and racetrack. The top speed of the Kawasaki ZX6R is 175 mph (281 km/h).

So talking of ergonomics, ZX6R features a fresh aggressive style inspired by Ninja ZX-10R a serious sports motorcycle so it’s perfect for aggressive street or track riding. So, if you were looking for a versatile motorcycle then Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is the one to choose after Yamaha R6.

Kawasaki ZX6R offers three stages of traction control, ABS, and two power modes. Apart from it, ZX-6R is also equipped with Quick Shifter which is very smooth, and maybe you miss the auto-blipper for smoother downshifts after using this.

Ninja ZX-6R features two colors Metallic Mate twilight Blue and Metallic Diablo Black.

Kawasaki Ninja 650

Kawasaki 650
Kawasaki 650

Specifications

  • Engine Type: 649cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine
  • Power: 67 bhp
  • Mileage: 15 km/l
  • Seat Height: Medium (31.1 in / 790 mm)
  • Weight: Medium (426 lbs / 193 kg)

Ninja 650 motorcycle comes with 649cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine. It will deliver smooth and responsive mid-range power which you can feel while riding.

It comes with a slipper clutch that helps you to move your motorcycle while providing an extremely light pull at the level. The maximum rpm you can get with Ninja 650 is 8000 rpm with 66.4 bhp.

The Ninja 650 is a sports racing motorcycle that comes with aggressive styling. Apart from having sporty full-faired looks, it provides comfortable ergonomics.

Kawasaki not only cares about the rider’s comforts but also provides a thick pillion seat to improve hip support for the rider also.

Ninja 650 motorcycle styling with aggressive full-faired body and front twin LED headlights to make it a highlight for a sporty appearance. The windshield is also attached and positioned upright angle to look stylish and shield with air, debris, too.

Ninja 650 motorcycle comes with 15 liters of fuel tank capacity. According to carandbike, it can provide a mileage of 50mpg easily. You can ride long-distance without being distracted by the fuel. At a price range of $7,599, Kawasaki Ninja 650 reaches a top speed of up to 132 mph (212 km/h).

Suzuki GSXR-600

Suzuki GSXR-600
Suzuki GSXR-600

Specifications

  • Engine Type: 599cc Liquid Cooled, Inline Four Cylinder, DOHC
  • Power: 124 hp
  • Mileage: 15 – 18 km/l
  • Seat Height: Medium (31.9 in / 810 mm)
  • Weight: Medium (412 lbs / 187 kg)

Suzuki GSXR-600 is equipped with a fuel-injected, 599cc, four-cylinder engine that is capable of delivering power to idle to redline. This liquid engine 599cc engine can produce a power output of 124 Bhp @13500 rpm.

It comes with six transmission manual gearbox which has one gear down and a rests shift-up pattern. Suzuki GSXR-600 can reach the top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Its chassis is constructed with a lightweight and compact twin-spar aluminum alloy frame. Suzuki GSXR-600 is the most comfortable motorcycle in the 600cc range. It comes with clip-on handlebars giving you an aerodynamic position to your hands to enjoy the ride.

Suzuki GSXR-600 has a fuel tank capacity of 17 liters and it can provide you a mileage of 15-20 km/l.

Honda CBR 600RR

Honda CBR600R
Honda CBR600R

Specifications

  • Engine Type: 599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
  • Power: 121 HP
  • Mileage: 15 km/l – 17 km/l
  • Seat Height: Tall (33.5 in / 850 mm)
  • Weight: 194 kg

Honda CBR600RR comes with a 599cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine. It can provide a maximum of 121 hp with its peak performance at 8600rpm. The top speed of Honda CBR 600RR is expected to be 155 mph (250 km/h).

The overall ergonomics in the Honda CBR600RR are sportier with full-fairing and windshield. The seat position is sportier meaning the rider will have to lean like with any other sports motorcycle. It has an accessible seat height of 850mm with a narrow waist. 

The pillion seat has less distance from the rider’s primary seat and is also not too high. Thus providing styling and comfort for the rider and the passenger.

The Honda CBR600RR features a superport full faired bodywork and gives you the feel of the sporty aerodynamics. It comes in three primary colors Matte Metallic Black, Red, and Grand Prix Red Tricolor.

Apart from this, it has a wonderful LCD screen providing a lot of information like the speed transmission position, speed, timing, distance covered, etc.

The Honda CBR600RR has a fuel tank of 18 liters. It has one of the biggest fuel tanks in this whole motorcycle category. According to autos.maxabout, it can provide you with an average of 15-17 kmpl. 

Benelli TNT 600i

Benelli TNT 600i
Benelli TNT 600i

Specifications

  • Engine Type: 600cc four-cylinder inline liquid-cooling engine
  • Power: 85.07 PS
  • Mileage: 18 km/l
  • Seat Height: 820 MM
  • Weight: 231 kg

It is a naked motorcycle type featuring a modern, sporty, and comfortable design. Benelli TNT 600i is powered by a liquid-cooled 600cc engine that can generate a power of 85.07 ps @11500 rpm and torque of 54.6 Nm @10500 rpm. In terms of performance, it can achieve the top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h) and can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in just 4.8 seconds.

Benelli TNT comes with a TFT display that shows the major information on the screen like speed, gear position, etc. Talking about the color option, it comes in two white and black. The Benelli TNT has a fuel tank of 15 liters and it can provide you with an average of 18 kmpl. 

Triumph Trident 660

Triumph Trident 660
Triumph Trident 660

Specifications

  • Engine Type: 660cc Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, In-line 3-cylinder
  • Power: 80 bhp
  • Mileage: 25.5 km/l
  • Seat Height: 805 mm
  • Weight: 189 kg

Triumph 660 is powered by a 660cc liquid-cooled engine made to deliver the power of 81PS @ 10,250 rpm and torque of 64Nm @ 6,250 rpm. It can reach the top speed of 138 mph (221 km/h).  

When it comes to riding style, you will notice relaxed and comfortable riding ergonomics to use in everyday rides. It comes accessible seat height of 805mm making it accessible for most riders.

Talking about the electronics, Trident 660 comes with a multi-functional instrument with a TFT display providing you with all the necessary information in an easy to glance interaction while riding. It also features some extra features such as turn-by-turn navigation, GoPro control, plus phone and music interaction via switchgear which is all clearly displayed on the TFT screen.

The Triumph 660 has a tank capacity of 14-lire fuel and provides a mileage of 25.5 km/l.

Aprilla RS660 Motorcycle

Aprilia RS 660
Aprilia RS 660

Specifications

  • Engine Type: 659cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled parallel-twin; 4 valves
  • Power: 100 hp
  • Mileage: 20.4 km/l
  • Seat Height: 820 mm
  • Weight: 183 kg

Aprilia RS 660 is designed to provide a practical sportbike experience to both experienced and novice riders.

It is equipped with a 659cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, its motor utilizes a 270-degree crank which makes it sound a little like V-twin engines. 

Aprilia claims to make 10,500rpm at 100hp and 49.41 lb-ft of torque at 8,500 rpm. Aprilia RS660 can reach the top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h).

The riding position of the Aprilia is neither too high nor too low, it is just on the spot for the perfect and comfortable daily riding.

Talking about electronics, it has the latest APRC (Aprilla Performance Ride Control) electronic that uses powerful Marelli 11MP ECU and six-axis IMU that controls everything from the ride-by-wire throttle.

Also, RS 660 is equipped with a large TFT screen that will show you most of the information you need such as speed, tachometer, gear position, odometer, trip meter, etc.

Aprilia motorcycle is equipped with three sets of engine maps ad two sets of riding modes. It includes one of the modes for the street which includes Commute, Dynamic, and Individual mode. While the second race track mode the parameters for power delivery, engine braking, and cornering ABS are set to the highest.

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 cafe racer
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 cafe racer


Specifications

  • Engine Type: 648cc air-cooled 270-degree parallel-twin motor
  • Power: 47.65 PS
  • Mileage: 25.5 km/l
  • Seat Height: 793 mm
  • Weight: 198 kg
  • Top Speed: 100 mph (161 km/h)

It is equipped with a 648cc air-cooled parallel-twin engine with a 6-speed gearbox. Royal Enfield has used 4 valves per cylinder in this continental GT 650 that increases the engine efficiency and provides a better fuel economy and increases performance.

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 cafe racer features a seat height of 793mm and a 1398mm wheelbase.

I know 793mm is less in length compared to all the other cafe racers discussed above in the list. But, Royal enfiled is very different than all other cafe racers.

If you were looking for a perfect cafe racer motorcycle from looks to conquer the corners and feel the speed with the classy sporty riding position then GT 650 is the answer.

Thus, Royal Enfield is overall a beast cafe racer for taller riders but it will need some adjustment in seats.

Suzuki V-Storm 650XT

Suzuki V storm 650 Xt
Suzuki V storm 650 Xt

Specifications

  • Engine Type: 645cc Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 90 degree V-Twin
  • Power: 69.7 bhp
  • Mileage: 25.2 km/l
  • Seat Height: 835 mm
  • Weight: 216 kg

If you were looking for an adventure motorcycle in the 600cc series then Suzuki V-storm is the bike you should go with. You can ride V storm comfortably for hours because of the seating position and ergonomics.

It is equipped with a basic 645cc 90 degrees V-twin engine that offers 69.7 bhp power. Suzuki V-storm can easily reach the top speed of 118 mph (190 km/h)

Talking about braking, this V-storm has got dual-channel ABS as standard with 310mm twin front discs and 260mm rear disc.

This V storm bike comes with two modes for riding, first, one is for sporty riding and accepts some wheel spin and the second mode is for wet/slippery riding conditions.

As V-storm is an adventure motorcycle, you can enjoy it on streets as well as off-road. Riding V storm off-road feel a little stiff at the first but once you pick up the pace you will be able to remain in the sand or rocky terrain.

Conclusion

So, after talking about, Top 10 600cc motorcycles here is what I conclude. Not I will answer some of the questions which some rides still have.

Most comfortable motorcycles in 600cc

  • Aprilia RS660
  • Suzuki GSXR-600
  • Benelli TNT 600i

Fastest 600cc Motorcycle

  • Kawasaki ZX6R – 175 mph (281 km/h)
  • Yamaha R6 – 165 mph (265 km/h)
  • Kawasaki ZX6R is the fastest motorcycle in the 600cc series with a top speed of 175 mph (251 km/h). And Yamaha R6 is the second-fastest motorcycle having a top speed of 165 mph.

    Overall Best 600cc Motorcycle

    It’s hard to say but if I would have to list three 600cc motorcycles with ranking then I would list these:-

    • Kawasaki ZX-6R
    • Yamaha YZF-R6
    • Suzuki GSXR-600
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