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Im am 18 and not really that big I originally wanted to get a kawasaki 636 but the insurance is just way to much. I started looking at the midnight warrior and really started liking it. What would everyone think if you pulled up next to some kid on one of these. The truth.
 

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Honestly- I would think you were smart! The warrior is a great bike. MY only concern is that YOU are setteling for one bike over another based on cost of insurance. Will you be Happy with the warrior? thats the question that only you can answer. Who are or you trying to impress? Are you really worried what others think that much, that you spend your hard earned money trying to please only them? Ok I'll quit preaching to you and finish with this one thought. GET what you can afford and what will make you happy,and don't worry about what others think. Hope this helps,Good luck with your decision! and wear proper gear when you ride .
 

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MIne is close to a midnight and for sale however you would need to be about 5'11 to 6'00 to ride mine, my handlebars are big and wide!!
 

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There came some good advice to you. That said my son is 21 and he loves the warrior. He owns an 05 suzuki sv650s that he has done a lot to. But he now wants a big inch cruiser. His zook is not comfortable on some of the extended trips we take. But like said above, get what you can afford, and what you will be satisfied with.
 

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I agree with garner... those are 2 totally differant bikes. So are you trying to find a bike you like and enjoy to ride or a bike that will make you look good. Having a good looking bike is important to everyone, but getting one to impress someone else doesn't sound to smart. I'm 22 and just bought a warrior.. i previously had a gsxr750 and a 954RR, I loved them both, but right now the warrior has been the best. It's just personal preferance.. Not knocking sportbikes , because they are great..but firstly you should really find out exactly what you want to ride. I'm pretty sure there are other sport bikes that wil be cheaper on insurance. Good luck
 

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I say you are smart boy.....[/emoticons/emotion-5.gif] besides the odds of you being harrased by the man (cops) are alot lower.[/emoticons/emotion-2.gif]
 

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18 have u ever had a bike before. The warrior i dont know is a great 1st bike to have. like jabo said his son has a sv650. I had one too and love it but wanted something bigger once i got use to riding. If it is your 1st bike get something alittle bit smaller and cheaper so when u do drop it it wont be that bad on your pocket book. If you still want one after that go for it. I love the bike.
 

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I'd say lucky kid!!
Just be sure it's what you "really" want though...
Those "what-ifs" are a horrible feeling if it's not really what you want...
 

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86bluebomber,

I'd say get a Honda Rebel first, then when you grow up a bit you can get a real bike like the Warrior. HAHAHAHA!! [/emoticons/emotion-2.gif]

JUST KIDDING! [/emoticons/emotion-4.gif]

Seriously...If you are looking at getting a bike then definitely get what you can afford, but be sure that you will be happy with what you get too. I've seen a lot of my friends just settle for this bike or that bike for whatever reason and in the long run they ended up hating it. Of course, then the bike ended up sitting in the garage more than it did cruising the roadways. Do your homework and research before you make a quick or poor decision...Look at ALL your options! Heck! It took me 2-1/2 years before I finally decided that the Warrior was the bike for me. And let me tell I looked at just about every bike that is out there, before I finally did decide on the Warrior.

Of course, I'm glad I did decide on the Warrior and haven't regretted it since I got her. I love my bike!![/emoticons/emotion-2.gif] In my opinion, you can't beat it![^]

I'm an ex-sport biker myself and I know all about the cost of insurance for the so-called "crotch-rockets". Been there, done that...[/emoticons/emotion-6.gif] Unfortunately I learned the hard way which resulted in having to sell my bike because, I couldn't resist the need for speed. Not saying that the Warrior is a slow bike, either...But with the Warrior you'll want to keep it at a slower pace so ALL the others will be able to envy the look of the Warrior, and just how cool you look on it.[8D]

Anyway...It's up to you and what you want or are looking for...Like I said do your homework and research all your options. You'll be truly more happy with something that you knew you wanted, then with thing that you just settled for.

Best of luck! And remember to ride safe!!

Mark aka Mad Man
 

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Started one of my boys out with a Virago 250 when he was 13. After 2000 miles I took him to get his DL, (legal at 14 here). He then started to ride my Warrior, at that point he was told to get his own. Peer pressure says to get a sport bike, dont follow the herd. With the Warrior you can have sport, power and a bike that you can be proud of 10,20 years from now. With the other you will have an outdated bike.
 

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i agree with everybody here. get what you want to ride. i ride with a lot of sportbikes, i bought my warrior the same time my friends started buying their cbr's and gsxr's. i just thought that the warrior just fits my personality more. im also not that big im only 5'6".i also agree with independent lemming, don't follow the herd. i like sportbikes as well and thinking about getting a used one next year as a second bike but they all look the same to me already. one more thing, take the Motorcycle Safety Class.
 

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86Bluebomber, Like Madman I too started with a streetbike and switched over to a cruser. I did not switch due to the speed but I rode mine for 20 year and wanted to try something different. The warrior is not a toy being 1700cc. I agree with him, definatly get what you really want. Start with a Honda Rebel! What a crack up!!
 

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I looked around quite a bit. I road and R6 for a year and could not stand being all hunched over on my wrists.
Then I got the "fat boy" jitters. I had my shopping list narrowed down to 3 bikes. Fat Boy, Mean Streak, and VTX1800. THEN I came across this FAT looking bike which I had not idea what it was. Ahhhh, the warrior. And that was it.

I weighed performance, price, comfort and cost of ownership.

You are young. This may not be your 1st bike, but you might want it to be your last!!! like me.

BE DIFFERANT THAN ALL THE OTHER 18 YR OLDS. They are all riding crotch rockets!!!!!
Assuming it's not to big for you....start a new trend man. Go FAT, and GO Warrior. You wont be dissapointed
 
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