Re: Need help please
Hiya, and welcome.
I personaly think the jump to a Fireblade from Noob is hugh, its a lot of machine to handle - I even think its too much for some long term riders.
If you are comfortable now on th 600RR - why not go for a second hand one now - there are pleanty with low milage - as there are so many guys who park it and not ride. Im not saying you cant ride or anything but if you dont have experience you will find the road a fery unfreindly place to land on.
If you start cheap - it wont hurt your pocket as much if you have a small accident - there is a saying in the biking comunity that there are two kinds of riders - 1. those who have fallen & 2. those who are going to fall.
It dont have to be your fault, a single slip on a patch of desiel is enough and you wont even notice it on the tar - bang.
I must stress that - you dont learn just from your mates - try find a reputable bike school nearby and get som valuble lessons, they know better, and worth every cent.
1.Back to your other questions. a second hand Blade is as good as the new, within reason....
2.there are a few cosmetic changes on the 07 mostly the nose shape, and the Front breaks are a different color (gold - 07).
3. Your friend is looking after your interests, somtimes a friend is needed.