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I sold the 04 R1 and need help deciding on whether to get an 06 R1 or go to a power cruiser. I don't care about whose is fastest anymore, I gave up the R1 cuz I am tired of pushing the limits, I am lucky not to be in jail for 150 plus many times, yet I might get an 06. I want more comfort and beauty. What kind of gas mileage is typical for the Warrior? Any pro's and cons for the warrior? It is beautiful, I don't care that a vmax and vtx 1800 has better 1/4 mile numbers, I want a combination of comfort, beauty and power and the warrior seems to have them. Sorry guys, I know most newbees ask all these questions and you might be sick of them but I will only have 9000 cash once in my life and want to make the right choice. Please help me out, I really appreciate it.
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One and only downside to the Warrior is the fuel range. You will have the fuel light on right around 105-110 miles. Other than that you will love the Warrior.
 

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It seems like you are in the same position that I was once in. I loved my sportbike and definitely took it to the limits all the time. I had a terrible accident and was lucky to be alive (see gallery for a pic of the aftermath). After a couple of months I bought an Aprilia thinking "expensive and nice bike, I won't screw around on it". Yeah right, that didn't happen. I rode the Aprilia for a few months and then traded it in on the Warrior. I have to say the Warrior has kept me extremely happy. It is wonderful to ride whether you just want to cruise or if your putting it through the paces.

Thats just my thoughts after what I have done. Good luck
 

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The warrior is an amazing bike for a big v-twin almost no one is impressed by a sport bike but heads turn when your riding a warrior. I had a busa and loved how fast it was but I will never part with my warrior. I love the feel of the vtwin without all the harley headaches. the warrior only gos around 130 so tickets shouldnt be a problem any more. The grin factor is way high make sure you get a few test rides before you buy and spend lots of time checking out this website.
 

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I'm thinking of getting an R1 so go figure....LOL It would be a 2nd bike, not a replacement.[/emoticons/emotion-5.gif] Depending on the mods you do to a Warrior, you should be able to see about 140 to 150 miles from a tank of gas, depending on your riding style. I've had to fill up before I hit 100 miles before because I was breaking it off in her and wrinkling asphalt every chance I had if that shows you the extremes. As far as agility, the Warrior is the most capable cruiser out there (even after 5 years) in terms of laying it down in the twisties and playing with the sport bikes. Now the torque vs. horsepower difference is the first thing you will notice.[/emoticons/emotion-2.gif] You are obviously used to a high revving, high horsepower brute that you can swing the needle up towards 13k rpm and get in the triple digits in the blink of an eye. Meanwhile, the Warrior is a little slower getting the triple digit speeds, but the "seat of your pants" feel from the massive torque is beyond description.

As you can tell I love my Warrior and have had LOTS of fun on it. Oh yeah, one more thing about the Warrior.........OPEN A SAVINGS ACCOUNT STRICTLY FOR A TIRE ALLOWANCE.[/emoticons/emotion-2.gif]
 

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I have an 05 R1 and a warrior,I am 36.I wouldnt be able to go without my R1.If I had to pick it would be the R1, just not ready to give up yet,it is incredible!!![:I]
 

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I'm an new warrior owner for about 3 weeks now,i can tel you my face hurts be course of the major smile everitime i'm fired it up and ride the bike[/emoticons/emotion-2.gif].here in Belgium there are not much warriors on the road its an exclusive bike,i get al the time thumbs up from people getting by even the Harley riders take an envy look to it !!!
if you like the looks just go for it!
did i mention the mods,oh yeah mods,mm mm mods[}/emoticons/emotion-1.gif] unbelievable how much you can modify this bike just take a look at the gallery
 

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The warrior is a awsome bike. I havent stop smiling myself You look for excuses to get on it you crave it no it becomes one with you.Downfalls if you could say that .Back tire eater but no more than a sport bike. This thing is mod happy or it make you mod happy gas mileage 100-120 mileage a tank .And yes you will want to push it to the limits .Depending on your size for comfort A new seat handle bars and peg relocation may be in order . But i guess some leave it alone .The warrior is the king of the twisties and getting second looks and thats part of the game.I am not regreting my warrior purchase [/emoticons/emotion-2.gif][/emoticons/emotion-2.gif][/emoticons/emotion-2.gif][/emoticons/emotion-2.gif][/emoticons/emotion-2.gif][/emoticons/emotion-2.gif][/emoticons/emotion-2.gif][/emoticons/emotion-2.gif]
 

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quote:Originally posted by sharky

.... the warrior only goes around 130 so tickets should'nt be a problem any more. Maybe on the Autobahn.

If you still feel the need for an R1 but are looking for better ergonomics and more comfort, consider the FZ1.
 

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I switched to a 2004 RSW from a 2001 VMax. I knew I would never stop pulling the trigger, as long as the gun was loaded.[/emoticons/emotion-4.gif] Best move I ever made when it comes to letting my right wrist write a check, my abilities can,t cash.[/emoticons/emotion-2.gif]
 

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You already gave up an R1. There must have been something that made you give it up. If you get another one, will that void be filled? Go for the Warrior. If you're not happy you can always go back.
 

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I'd definately get a warrior.There are a couple awesome deals on this site ...bikes for sale.My choice is buy used with a lot of mods allready done.You'll save meag bucks.
 

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The RSW is not going to replace a sport. I ride the RSW after a bust up that left me unable to handle the lean forward on a sport. The RSW is real nice and it can be tweaked into a better bike. The good folks on this site will be invaluable if you go that route. Just don't buy one thinking it will be like the R1, there is a world of difference.
 

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I too came off a sportbike (954RR) and I wouldn't go back for nothin'. The warrior is a great balance of power, looks and handling. My only two complaints are the fuel capacity and the pain in the elbows that comes from holding on the bike when the torque kicks in [/emoticons/emotion-2.gif][/emoticons/emotion-2.gif] Get the warrior you'll never second guess the decision.[^]
 

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Most of the Warrior croud came from the Crotch Rocket set. Its a Mod away from beating a VTX in a Drag and its 2x better in the twisties. Every time I enter an parking lot it allways gets the most attention. It is beautiful.
 

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Hey jim, I just bought a 06 warrior a month ago, it's my first cruiser. I've had 8 sportbikes over the last 12 years, and I have no regrets. I also have an r1 right know sitting in the garage collecting dust for the last month. I also got sick of worring about cops and other things. I alway's feel the only way to have fun on a sportbike is to be illegal, wheelies, stoppies etc.. The warrior let's me have fun at street speeds. It will feel slow at first, but it's kindof sneaky fast and willdefinatly surprise you when you chech the speedo. My r1 will be for sale soon. Hope this helps.
 
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