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I'm curious, I've read some of these threads where some of you guys are claiming to beat up on sportbikes[?]. Sounds good to me as I have to make that change but who on here has actually had a sportbike and could REALLY ride it. By that I mean drag knee and actually use the outer edges of a 180 tire? I'd be interested to hear what the transition was like for you and how they compared. Obviously there will be some performance loss but are they as good as many of you are claiming? I have to get rid of my R1 and am pretty sure the Warrior is for me so any input from an experienced rider with first hand knowledge is appreciated.

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Ive had gsxR1000 a 99 R1 Two tl1000r, two cbr900 rr and currently own a warrior and 2002 Rc51. The warrior will not beat a sportbike in quarter mile run or in the twisties or on a track with equally qualified riders THE END!!!!!!!!! However there is not a cruiser on the market that can touch it in the corners!!! It has great upgrade possibilities and is very fun to ride. You can get it into the high ten low 11s with some engin work or chrome this shi- out of it. The warrior is a great bike Trust teh following people See Below
 

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I agree with ohiomike. The Warrior will not run with the sport bikes but it will eliminate any other cruiser out there for a fact. I've been up against them all and I run circles around them
 

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I came off of a YZ600R and am so glad I did. I'm just not as tempted to defy the laws of gravity and it's so great with the torque. I think it's a good comprimise going from the R1 to the Warrior since they share a lot of suspension hardware. You won't regret it. I wasn't a great rider but I don't think it takes one to appreciate the versatility of the Warrior and the looks you get. Good luck in your decision. A lot of my decision factoring came from the great friendship I immediately found within this site. Much better than your typical sportbike forums.
 

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The group of guys that I ride with almost every weekend is made up of a CBR1000, GSXR1000, R6, and an '83 KZ1100(hey, there's gotta be one misfit). On the twisty roads I am by far the fastest out of this group of riders. Now, is it the bike that is doing it? No.

If you put an average rider on a Warrior, and the same average rider on a sport bike they will be about equal. If you put an above average rider on both machines you will find the Warriors limits well before you will find the sport bike's limits. There is only so far that this bike will lean before you start scraping parts that don't fold up.

Straight aways, forget about it. 600cc sport bikes will eat a stocker for lunch. Don't even try liter bikes. But hey just look at the bright side, you're V-twin sounds a **** of alot better than any of those little plastic sportbikes.
 

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You really can't compare because I own a zx12r and there is no way that the warrior can keep up with it in any competition of speed or twisties. But it has the best of both worlds in which it can defend itself in the twisties and is no slouch off the line.
 

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quote:The Warrior will not run with the sport bikes but it will eliminate any other cruiser out there for a fact.

I think you're all forgetting one bike that will whoop the Warrior...step forward, the mighty Street Rod...Better in the twisties, better in the quarter mile, better top speed, better looking and last but not least, better looking riders!!! [8D]
 

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LOL, Johnyknoxville is killing me. I worked a VROD over BIGTIME this weekend on the Dragon. That thing looked like a truck going thru the corners. Now as far as I can see the the only diff between this and the streetrod is rider position so I say this. Get on your "Streetrod" and see me at The Gap. We will see what that coveted Hardley will do.
 

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Show us some pictures of your street rod. If you have any????? I can think of say about 5000 members that would put you to the test on that one.
 

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Price: $16,495 - $16,740 for the street rod before markup.

With the money you can save you can get a turbo, and if you get a used Warrior you can get a big-bore kit and a turbo and put up close to 40hp and 70ft lbs of torque more.

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Thanks for the replies, that's exactly what I thought and I figured..

1. many people are exaggerating or..
2. they're running with/against a bunch of squids[:0]

How come no mention of the Triumph Rocket III? If it wasn't for the price tag, I'd be tempted. I'm thinking by the numbers alone, it'll eat a Warriors lunch! 2300 and 140 HP/torque[:0] 17K[V]

I'm thinking I'm going to miss the R1 but I've come to realize I'm just not responsible enough for it[/emoticons/emotion-6.gif]
 

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He's probably been hovering around this board for months just waiting for a chance to jump in to promote a hardley (johnnyknox that is). Typical spineless tactics. In the end, we're talking REAL cruisers. If you want to throw a Street Rod in - I'll throw a V-Max in. A Street Rod, just like a V-Max is more like a naked sportbike than anything else. Bad handling sportbikes at that...

Oh, and let's not forget about "The Mighty MT-01" !!
 

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quote:~~ Hogs are for eating not for riding ~~

....and Yamaha's are for making music not trying in vain to keep up with a Harley!! [/emoticons/emotion-4.gif]
 

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Any way, back to the real topic, the Rocket Three is a little bulky IMO. If it's shear straight line acceleration it will win out, but when the roads starts to curve a little the Warrior will win out with it's lighter weight, and more ground clearance. You also may want to look into the VTX's. They make some pretty mean machines. But there's one bad thing about them. Once you own one, you'll still always want the Warrior.
 

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It's embarrassing that a musical instrument can beat a hardly at its own game.

Stop me! Stop me! I'm being led on and I can't stop! Help! Help!

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quote:Originally posted by johnnyknoxville
I think you're all forgetting one bike that will whoop the Warrior...step forward, the mighty Street Rod...Better in the twisties, better in the quarter mile, better top speed, better looking and last but not least, better looking riders!!! [8D]


Youve got to be kidding. Why dont you put on your little Hardley vest, Hardley chaps ,Hardley thong, Hardley boots, Hardley T-shirt, Hardley leather baret, jump on your little Vespa and play with the rest of the kiddies in your favorite AOL Metrosexual chat room.
 

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Vrod, LMAO!

VTX? Naw, I'm not a light to light kind of guy, I like the twisties so I want the best handling "cruiser" I can afford that has good power but doesn't have to be a rocket.

Have you ridden a Rocket DFW? I can't justify the cost but would be curious to know how they handle. The 955i wasn't all that impressive on paper but it was still pretty nimble (considering the weight difference) and fun to ride.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Monstrddg

quote:Originally posted by johnnyknoxville
I think you're all forgetting one bike that will whoop the Warrior...step forward, the mighty Street Rod...Better in the twisties, better in the quarter mile, better top speed, better looking and last but not least, better looking riders!!! [8D]


Youve got to be kidding. Why dont you put on your little Hardley vest, Hardley chaps ,Hardley thong, Hardley boots, Hardley T-shirt, Hardley leather baret, jump on your little Vespa and play with the rest of the kiddies in your favorite AOL Metrosexual chat room.


ROTFLMAO!
 
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