A couple reviews from Ride Apart;
I like the concluding section from the CBR report:
"Want to get into the sport of motorcycling? Start here. Seriously, donít argue, just go buy a CBR500R and start developing your skills. You wonít find a more forgiving, intuitive, easy package anywhere else, regardless or price or capacity and youíll be rewarded with a surprisingly fun, imminently [sic] practical package too.
Donít buy an R6, thatíll just make you slow and dangerous. Donít buy some janky old bike, itíll just break down and cost you a fortune when it does. Sell your car, buy a CBR500R and ride it everywhere, youíll have a blast and youíll never look back."
Almost makes me want to start again...