If the 2011 Triumph 675R and Suzuki GSX-R600 proved anything this year, it's that it's time for the other manufacturers to get to work. Not to say that the Honda, Kawasaki or Yamaha are bad motorcycles, but in the company of the Triumph and Suzuki, they feel a bit outdated and less refined. Especially compared to the polished Daytona 675R, which admittedly does take some time to get used to, but is undeniably quick on the track. On the street it's surprisingly enjoyable too, especially when the roads turn tighter and you can employ its nimble steering and quick-shifter unit. Of the group though, the Suzuki seems like the best mix of track performance and street comfort, and there are almost too many good things to list about the bike; the GSX-R steers the lightest, has great midrange, a crisp throttle response, strong brakes and suspension that provides great confidence and feedback. And it has the most comfortable ergonomics of the group to boot. That is why, despite being slightly down on top-end power, the Suzuki is my choice as 600cc king for 2011.