The katana 600 is a similar situation to the ninja 500, over a decade and a half old technology that is very reliable. check out www.katanaplanet.com for more info on that model.taehapdo said:I read the article. It is the best I have found so far, and believe me I have been looking. Getting 1st bike soon (Nov) and have narrowed the field to the Ninja 500r and the Katana 600. The article was very informative. Just wish I could find an article on the Katana 600 that was that informative.