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As always, my opinion.....

Most experienced riders would tell you that even if you don't want to start (or restart) on a 250, a 600 is a bad choice. Most if not all of the 600cc bikes are highly strung - some of them are race bikes with headlights. As a result, they are very unforgiving of the throttle and braking mistakes that new or rusty riders often make.

Bikes like the Suzuki SV650 or Kawasaki Ninja 650 would be a much better choice to start with. Even though these bikes are higher in CC count, they have milder powerbands with lots of low end torque. In addition, the more upright riding position makes the bike easier to control, not to mention a lot more comfortable.

I love my 250 - I may upgrade in a couple-three years, but I really like the weight and handling of this bike. Even if I "upgrade", I'll probably keep it - it's just too much fun, and the mileage is really nice (especially with gas prices sneaking up again).

In my personal opinion, the salesman in question is irresponsible or trying to make a sale or both - but at the end of the day it's your decision. If you choose the 600, I'd take it very easy for a long time.

Best wishes on the best bike for you!
Excellent advice
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