in this video I'll be going over what my opinions are of all the brand-new 2018 600cc super sport bikes are and at the end of this video I'll be ranking them in order from worst to best now this is going to be a simply my opinions video just because I slot something at the worst spot doesn't mean it's the worst bike it's just the bike that I'd be least likely to buy it's also worth noting that I've seen a lot of these bikes in person and I've sat on all of them I haven't written any of them though we will be discussing the following bikes Honda CBR 600 Double R Kawasaki Ninja zx6r Suzuki GSXR 600 Yamaha YZF r6 also a quick note the reason why I haven't include the Triumph Daytona 675r s for several reasons but mainly because it's been discontinued for 2018 also it's way more expensive and because of its unique engine design we are not really comparing apples to apples so without further ado let's get started starting out is the Honda CBR 600 Double R in 2013 honda redesigned the CBR 600 Double R they added brand new bodywork eight spoke wheels and sho a big piston Forks along with some ECU tweaks the CBR has optional combined braking ABS system which adds 24 pounds of weight in a thousand dollar price tag honda has marketed the CBR as the everyday bike a bike that you can buy and ride and do it all it's a very ergonomically friendly bike for a round town but could still fly around the racetrack the CBR is the only available super sport with an undertale exhaust a fuel gauge in a plastic tank cover next up is the Kawasaki Ninja zx6r in 2013 Kawasaki brought back the Ninja 636 unlike the rest of the 600's the 636 had an extra 37 CCS those extra 37 CCS may not sound like a lot but they definitely make a decent bump up in performance and as you'll see later in this video they do give the ninja an unfair advantage now the Ninja is a fantastic bike in more ways than just the engine it has a three-stage traction control system a slipper clutch optional ABS show a piston Forks a clean dashboard with a guaranty cuter shift light digital speedometer and analogue tachometer besides needing a bit of a refresh of features and maybe being a bit on the heavier side the zx6r really has no cons my mind its overall just a great bike next is the Suzuki GSXR 600 I'm going to pretend that the GSXR 750 doesn't exist because if I was going to buy a GSXR 600 then no matter what I would pony up the extra $1100 and get the much faster GSXR 750 with it's only downfalls being the extra seven pounds of kerb weight and slight price difference it would be an easy choice but we are looking at the GSXR 600 and the GSXR is a very worthy competitor on its own it is the cheapest of all the bikes we are comparing today it also has the small seat height which makes it a very approachable bike it makes the most horsepower and torque out of all the bikes here that are actually six hundred CCS as Brembo brakes in the front and show big piston Forks unfortunately though the GSXR does not have optional ABS finally we have the Yamaha YZF r6 in 2017 Yamaha majorly overhauled the r6 for the first time since 2006 it may have had the same engine as the older models but everything else was completely different some notable features I do like is it has an aluminum fuel tank it is the only Super Sport that comes standard with abs and traction control also the new r6 is the lightest and cheapest 600 available that is offered in ABS the r6 is a gear indicator a shift light a analog tachometer and digital speedometer is a high-revving 16000 rpm redline the r6 has easily considered the perfect track weapon is probably the most track friendly of all the 600 s however that is also the downfall of the r6 the r6 has a 33 and a half inch seat height making this one of the tallest 600 s available in fact the r6 is even taller than most of the leader bikes you can buy the clip-ons are by far the most aggressive and the seat is the hardest making the r6 the most uncomfortable 600 CC sport bike you can buy not only that but the r6 engine has the most exaggerated power band of all the 600 s making the least amount of low-end power until the very top end where it finally catches up meaning you won't have much power below 8,000 rpm which is where you'll spend most of your time on the streets the 12 year old engine is definitely showing its age and it's very unfortunate that Yamaha didn't redesign the engine although I guess we should be thankful we got a redesign at all given the state of the 600 cc class so now that we have a general overview of these bikes I'm going to rank them on which ones I would buy if I was going to buy a bike this is just my opinion and I would love to know what your rankings are in the comments below and hopefully we can all have a civilized discussion I decided to rank these bikes in five different categories each bike will be given a rank from first to fourth each rank gives the bike one point so if the bike comes in first place in the category it gets 4 points if it gets the last place it gets 1 point the first category will be the power-to-weight ratio and torque the second category will be ergonomic s' the third category is going to be my personal opinion on which one I do think looks the best the fourth category is going to be unique features and options and the last category will be the value bike so starting with power-to-weight ratio we are going by brake horsepower and the non abs models weights in fourth place we have the r6 which has a three point five nine pounds two horsepower ratio and only forty five and a half foot pound of torque in third place we have the CBR 600 Double R which has a three point four seven pounds two horsepower ratio and forty eight point six foot pound of torque in second place we have the GSXR 600 which has a three point two nine pounds two horsepower ratio and forty nine point nine foot pound of torque and in first place we have the Ninja zx6r coming in with a three point two six pounds two horsepower ratio and a fifty two point four four pound of torque given the ninjas extra 37 cc's of displacement it should come to no surprise that it is the winner also just a little cliff note here I want to point out that I have no idea what the non abs version of the ninjas curb weight is I couldn't figure it out also the r6 doesn't have a non abs model giving it an unfair disadvantage now for our second category we will look at economics and which bike would suit me better this is based off of my specific body dimensions and what kind of riding hyper fur which is the street I'm five foot eight and 170 pounds I also want to reiterate that although I haven't written any of these bikes I have sat on all of them and so I have a good idea of which bike is comfortable and which bike isn't so in fourth place is the yamaha r6 giving it stall 33 and a half inch seat height and super aggressive ergonomics hard seat and P key power band it is a terrible bike for a short street rider like myself and third place is the Kawasaki Ninja zx6r the seat is much more manageable at thirty two point seven inches however it's still pretty tall also the rest of the Argos are on the more aggressive side as well at first I thought the 6-3 six power band would be more street friendly than the other six hundreds out there but to my surprise it actually doesn't make much more low-end power than the other bikes its meaning in the top end where you see that advantage coming into second place was the CBR 600 L R it was a tough choice between the GSXR and the CBR but both bikes are very comfortable for myself and have friendlier goes the GSXR gets first place thanks to its slightly lower seat height in extra power and torque down low making this bike an overall better street bike the next category is styling in fourth place is the GSXR 600 I'm sorry Suzuki but the big bolus headlight has never looked good to me I wished you would have kept the design from the 2008 GSXR 600 because in my opinion that's one of the best-looking sport bikes ever made in third place is the CBR 600 Double R I hate what Honda has done with the CBR lineup this Neanderthal look in front end has always looked bad in my opinion and it's a shame because my 2008 CBR looks amazing also the CBR just looks wide and heavy even though it isn't it does get some style points for the under tail exhaust though in second place is the yamaha r6 I'm not a big fan of the updates in the r6 as well but overall it looks better than the CBR and GSXR especially from the side and back it looks amazing the front end has been growing on me as well but I still think the older generation looked better and in first place we have the Kawasaki Ninja zx6r this bike is beautiful I love the design elements I like how it just looks like a sport bike and nothing else so we'll a quick halftime report on who's in first place we have the ZX 6r leading with 10 points then followed by the GSXR which has 8 points then the CBR which has 7 points and finally the r6 which has 5 points things definitely are not looking good for the Yamaha but let's see if Yamaha can pull off the upset or at least not come in dead last so now that we're back from our halftime report we will be moving into unique features and options and fourth place is the Honda CBR 600 double are the new Honda uses the same technology from 2009 it does have optional combined ABS and a fuel gauge which is nice but it falls short just about everywhere else there's no guarantee cater shift light power modes traction control or even any real trunk space the CBR is just overall a not well featured bike in third places the Suzuki GSXR 600 with no optional ABS or traction control it really hurts the zookie chances of scoring higher however the GSXR does have a guarantee cater shift light and power modes which allow you to switch between road or track and customizable load it also has a built-in lap timer and a programmable engine rpm indicator in second place is the Kawasaki Ninja ZX the ninja has tracks control ABS brakes and a slipper clutch along with a built-in gear indicator and shift light however there's no fuel gauge or adjustable power modes and although it does have traction control it only has three different modes which is half as much as our next bike and in first place our winner finally the r6 the Yamaha r6 is the only 600 to have LED headlights and LED turn signals along with a fully aluminum tank standard abs in an adjustable six mode traction control system with the option to turn it off completely the r6 has rider modes to change the characteristics of the bike also the r6 is a built-in guarantee cater and shift light there may be no fuel gauge in the r6 but there is a fuel economy calculator and a miles on reserve function to help manage your fuel now let's move on to our last category and that is value value is not going just by the cheapest MSRP but also what you get for your money so let's get started in fourth place is the Honda CBR 600 Double R coming in at eleven thousand seven hundred ninety nine dollars from the non-abs model the CBR gets last place for having the same restrictive engine from 2009 and overall a horrible redesign in 2013 which only made it look uglier with no real updated features not even an updated dashboard for your money you're getting a worse bike than what was around in 2008 so you're better off saving your money and finding a used 2008 CBR like I did Honda you really need to redesign the bike the engine is fine but it desperately needs features such as traction control would be nice and a whole redesign of the fairings again to make it look better along with a gear indicator and shift light the fuel gauge is nice but it's not enough to pull the spike out a last-place in third place is the Suzuki GSXR 600 I wanted to give Suzuki second place thanks to its super cheap MSRP of eleven thousand two hundred ninety nine dollars however the GSXR does not have many features and even though the engine is amazing it's hard to give up a different bike though like the ninja which only costs an extra seven hundred dollars and you get traction control the GSXR has good value though and I think it is extremely well priced by Suzuki and second places the Kawasaki Ninja zx6r the Ninja is packed full of features and at $11,999 for the non-abs model it is a bargain and worth the extra money to get this over the CBR and GSXR and in first place is the yamaha r6 coming in at 12,000 $199 it may not be the cheapest model but is the cheapest model with ABS its traction control system is very advanced and you do get many features with the bike so it's really hard to make an argument that you are not getting your money's worth so that concludes our ranking system now let's get on to who the winner and losers are in last place scoring only 9 points is the Honda CBR 600 double R it's old technology and ugly looks are enough to keep me from ever wanting this bike the ergos fuel gauge under tail exhaust and plastic fuel tank cover are nice features but not enough to keep this bike competitive Honda you have a lot of work to do when your CBR 600 double are in third place scoring 12 points is the Suzuki GSXR 600 now I'm going to go back to the GSXR later because I'm not finished with it but the GSXR needs a redesign badly it needs to be restyle eyes like the o8 model and have traction control and optional ABS then it would be on my number one list unfortunately Suzuki has gone complacent with the GSXR and that is their undoing it's really too bad the bodywork and features are letting down such an awesome engine now someone who hasn't gone complacent is our second-place winner and that is yamaha r6 just barely edging out the GSXR by one point the r6 scored 813 yes the Yamaha is tall and uncomfortable but that's the point of a super sport motorcycle to be a trek bike with lights the r6 is fully loaded with many features and although the looks may have slightly degraded from the previous generation it's still a handsome looking bike and I give the Yamaha all the credit in the world they took the dying 600 class and actually invested R&D into it and that deserves recognition Yamaha you earned this number two spot and finally in first place the undisputed winner the Kawasaki Ninja zx6r the Ninja cheats we know this with its extra 37 CCS which allows it to edge out the competition in speed and power categories however it's not just the fastest bike it's also the best-looking along with that it has plenty of features and it's not the most uncomfortable bike here it's the best all-around motorcycle and the value you get in the Ninja is great the Kawasaki Ninja zx6r wins the shootout by scoring a massive 16 points that is three points over the Yamaha four points over the Suzuki and seven points over the Honda congratulations Kawasaki you made a fantastic motorcycle and I don't care if you cheated if I was buying a brand new 600 today your bike would be my first choice so if you guys enjoyed this video then make sure you hit that like button and subscribe if you want me to make a similar video to this but a different category of bikes like say a thousand CC sport bikes naked bike start bikes etc then let me know in the comments below oh okay okay okay so I said I would get back to the Geo 6r 600 and I am if I had 13 grand to buy a new bike I wouldn't buy the Kawasaki or the Yamaha I would buy this uzuki but not the GSXR 600 but the GSXR 750 at a price of 12,000 $399 it is cheaper than the Kawasaki abs model and it's only 200 dollars more than the r6 it may not have traction control or abs which kind of sucks but you don't really need those on a bike that size so the real winner here is Suzuki oh man I can't wait for the Suzuki fanboy comments to head I better run oh hey guys I hope you all enjoy the video take care and bye bye

The Best 600cc Sport Bike for 2018 (Buyer's Guide)
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35 thoughts on “The Best 600cc Sport Bike for 2018 (Buyer's Guide)

  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    Hey everyone, I wanted to try something new with this video. Whether you like it or hate it please let me know so I know what kind of content to make in the future. This video is way longer than I liked but I wanted it to be complete. Hopefully this will prove useful as a buying guide for anyone who's in the market for a brand new 600cc sport bike.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    1ºZX-6R 15 points (because your motor)
    2º YZF R6 15 points (Because your shameful 2017 motor, but him is SO MUCH BEAUTY thar Ninja !!!!)
    3º GSX-R600 12 points
    4º CBR 600RR

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    R6 not have power, but is MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL that ZX-6R Ninja !!! MUUUUCH MORE !!!!!

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    Thanks alot Brother for the explanation. Can you please make video on naked super bikes please as u made on 600cc class and 1000cc class. Please bro

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    yamaha still is the people choice, amazing bike with much better looks than all the rest, Suzuki and honda has so much to learn from them

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    2019 zx6r only 10k! my next bike for sure!

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    Gsx r is Defently best

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    I didn't think the Honda looks that bad

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    I personally find the Yamaha to look fantastic, probably my favorite sport bike by far with looks out of these. Also with an ecu flash and a remap with the powerband you could fix the low power and problems

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    I have 09 ninja 650R awesome bike

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    Do you really need ABS and traction control on a 600? If my 2015 R6 would've come with LED lighting all around and a factory auto blipper and quick shifter, it would be, in my opinion, the best 600 ever made. Might be the best anyways

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    God, the Honda front end kills me… Cut off nose and 1998 tach. The wheels are really sexy though.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    I really love zx6r for 5 years and i want this…

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    For me
    1 mv Agusta F3 675 (i like europians, especially Italians)
    2 yzf r6 (it could be the best bike for the track)
    3 Kawasaki 636 (it's a very good bike but very road oriented)
    4 cbr600rr (very easy to ride and i like the new look, i know the American taste, its unique but in a bad way. It's very old)
    5 Suzuki GSXR 600rr (i hate anything Suzuki)

    Now i want to mention the best bikes over 600 and less than a 1000.
    1 MV Agusta F3 800 (fun to ride, reasonably fast and small such as a 300cc bike, good for road and track, nothing wrong with it)
    2 Ducati 959 (extremely beautiful by looks and riding with a lot of power in the bottom up to the top but bad track bike)
    3 GSXR 750 (i hate anything Suzuki)

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    Great video my friend. I am having a hard time deciding which bike I should get

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    The Suzuki is very good looking ! Comen on mannnnn .. the cbr looks horrible

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    on this 600cc class.
    1. Ninja, to me Kawi mediocre in everything, but that also makes it good.
    2. Suzuki , it's always fun riding Suzuki.
    3. R6 cuz it looks great i like it styling.
    4. Honda. hate me if you will but i never like Honda except for NSX and CB1000R stylish.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    You included the 636 but didn't put the 675 in there? Wtf, happened to apples to apples??! : )But my rankings for 2019 are the 636, Best bike for the money, hands down with the quickshifter I personally hate the seat width being a short guy, but you get alot for under 10k, even if they didn't redesign the 675, i'd put it in second, then i'd agree with you on the rest.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    I have a 2005 gsxr 750 and I love it! I dont know why more companies dont make 750 super bikes, it's the perfect balance of power and still being able to manage it alot better then a liter bike.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    I wish more bikes had the undertail exhausts

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    I like d the video. Gsxr look depends on your taste. i would have given 4 points in the look of this bike. It has been perfect looking for me since 2005.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    I like what you did with the video, very different and fair comparisons compared to other channels, but Yamaha is my number one. Keep up the good content.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    I just bought the Kawasaki zx6r

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    I've been road racing in California for about a year now. If you want to race, get an R6 or a ZX6r

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    can you do one on the 2005 ZZR600 i think 1965 started the "new"design starting point thank you

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    My Suzuki Katana is the best AAAA so comfy baby busa.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    I'd rather put my money on the R6. 2019 ZX6R looks uglier, looks like a Ninja 400. Considering the word 'Supersports' R6 justifies it all over. Sharp steering geometry, taller seat height, top end power, screaming redline, those are the characteristics of a Supersport machine.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    You’re dumb with that ranking system lol

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    Can you make the same video for these bikes 10 years ago? 😀

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    how can bikes come out without a fucking fuel gauge???? it should be standard

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    R6 is the best based on looks…..CBR looks so dam outdated

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:20 am
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    Sooooo……which one do I buy?

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:20 am
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    Honda for racing. Honda is a legend killer. Been kicking Yamaha and Suzuki ass. Look at MotoGP. Yamaha and Suzuki are for riding on street.

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