If you are set on one of those 2, get the YZF. But if you want to take some GOOD advice from someone who knows, listen to me when I say, start off on a Ninja 250 or 500, great bikes, plenty of power for a beginner, and will teach you alot about riding the right way. Also I agree with linux wondering if you have money for gear? Wearing gear is NOT an option, you need gear, period. At a minimum, helmet, gloves, jacket, overankle boots, all of that stuff can be had fairly cheaply.
that would be fizzer. yzf crossed over in 94-95.
katana 600 would be crazy heavy man. but they are both decent bikes. not too powerful so thats a good. but will still get u in to trouble. if those are your only choices, i say fzr...goodluck.
Those aren't your only choices....just 2 you've narrowed it down to in a vain attempt to get those of us who believe a 600(any 600) is bad for a newbie, wanting us to change our minds.
Well, you'll never change my mind. I believe that everyone(regardless of age/height/weight) should start on a 250......moreso, the MSF course 250's. If you MUST have something b*****......no more than 500cc OR 50hp.
Yes the Kanotuna is heavy. The Katana was a good bike for me as a starter. I think the power between the two is pretty close, but the Fizzer is lighter and because of that you would probable feel a little more power from her. I might recommend the Fizzer just because of the weight factor.