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My son has a '05 R6 that I have some time on, and it's kinda of a pain (for me). Riding position is track-oriented, which gets old quick when on the hwy. Tons of power, mostly WAY up there, but it does have more in the middle than I expected.
The CBR600 is most likely a better street bike than the R6, but a Super Sport 600 is not the most versatile choice for most. Also check your insurance before you buy. You may be surprised (shocked).
The mid-sized "sporty" bikes like the Ninja 650, SV650, FZ-07 (now MT-07) and new Ninja 400 all have adequate power for most, and quite a bit more than you are used to.