Looking into my first street bike. There are a couple available in my area and it is between a '02 Katana 600, or a '04 Bandit S 600. Now from my research they both use a very similar, if not the same engine. They both weigh a ton, and they are both very basic. The only real difference I am seeing is the ungodly fairings on the Katana.
The Katana is grouped as a Sport Touring, where as the Bandit is in it's own class.
The particular Katana I am looking at is in Showroom condition with 21, 000km's. It is mint! Whereas the Bandit is newer with 12, 000 km. Not quite as nice. A few scratches here and there, the paint is a little faded etc. They are also asking a little more money.
What would you choose and why? Personally I love the look of the Bandit, but is there something the Katana has over it?