I only just took delivery of my black/silver gixxer three days ago, but I'm loving every second of it!
I previously had a K3 GPZ500S, so this was a huge shock to the system. Acceleration is just out of this world, it wants to rip your arms out of their sockets whilst you hang on for dear life!
Handling is super, the steering dampener makes the bike so stable at high speeds. The stiff frame and grip from the tyres makes me hold much more speed into corners that I would never have done on the GPZ. Top marks for the frame.
Engine wise its great, absolutely stonking amounts of power in there. Theres a slight lack of midrange but as soon as you get to the high revs its a hoot.
Finish isn't exactly up there with Honda, but its average. Paint chips quite easily, and I think without some TLC you would see some corrosion if you ride all year round like I do. But a good anti-corrosion product should help with that.
All in all, I absolutely LOVE this bike. Currently saving for a double bubble, being 6ft the standard screen isn't high enough. Also looking to get a Scorpion titanium end can to give the exhaust note a bit more balls. If your in the market for an old sports 600, I would deffinately reccomend this bike!