Long a foundational class for MotoAmerica and the Daytona 200 classic, 600 supersports are the everyman’s purebred sportbike. At just over two-thirds the price of a 1,000cc superbike, in the right hands 600s can romp all over their bigger brothers. The CBR600RR’s 599cc inline-four is truly a race-bred engine, developing peak power at a stratospheric 13,500 rpm. While that’s fantastic on the track, it also means constantly shifting the close-ratio six-speed gearbox is essential. So, obviously, the CBR600RR and its classmates are for the hardened enthusiast only. The meek may inherit the earth and all, but until then they needn’t apply here.