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I did! 1996 YZF600R. Crashed it at 1100 miles but repaired and 10 years and 7 bikes (5 were 600's) later have not had another streetbike crash.

It really doesn't matter what size the engine is, it is the attitude of the beginner. You can learn on a 250 the same as a 600 as long as they physically fit your size. Bottom line is you can ride either one over your limits as a newbie, one just gives you a little more margin for error. A 600 gets you to an unsafe speed quicker, but if your conscious of your limits you won't be going that fast to begin with...
 

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Started on a 500 back in 1991. (86 Interceptor)
Moved to an 87 FZ750
Then to a 2000 ZX7R
and then up to an '06 ZX10R
 

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my first streetbike was a 750 standard, crashed it a couple of times in four months.

then i bought a new cbr600f2 in 1994.

then i bought an fzr400 in 1999

it's funny, kept going smaller.

i think you can learn on a 600, it's just that the lessons are tougher.
 

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Started on a 500 back in 1991. (86 Interceptor)
Moved to an 87 FZ750
Then to a 2000 ZX7R
and then up to an '06 ZX10R
pertaining to your ZX7, how did you like it? i saw an '01 ZX7R at the dealership for sale ($6,100) and it only had 1800 miles on it. i didn't see any obvious evidence of dropping it (scratches on the engine covers, handlebars, footpegs, etc.) and it looked to be in outstanding shape. my only beef with it though was that is was pretty freakin' big (wide). not that i was looking to buy it or anything, but i was kind of surprised at how big it was.
 
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