Good luck with the bike, just don't be stupid. One of my friends got a 600 a little over a year ago without knowing much about it and has done great and loves it. I know another friend who insisted on getting a 600, got one about 3 weeks ago, a few days later he dropped the clutch in front of his house and it went flying up in the air, came down and screwed up all the expensive stuff on the bike haha, at least he didn't kill himself. So just be smart with all the power.
My truck's not slow, it's just the lag.
1996 Ford Ranger XLT 2wd 2.3l