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Old 05-25-2006, 10:56 PM   #1
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Old 05-25-2006, 10:59 PM   #2
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Old 05-25-2006, 11:12 PM   #3
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Looks like the M109R will be faster in a straight line. Dunno about the twisties. Sounds like an oppurtunity for a comparo.



I think I'd pick the M109R.
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:59 AM   #4
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make sure you test ride both in addition to the Harley street rod...
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Old 05-26-2006, 01:37 AM   #5
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If speed, acceleration and good handling at said elevated speeds are considerations, get a GSXR.



If not, both are capable cruisers (I assume). Take whichever oneÂ’s styling appeals to you most.
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:56 AM   #6
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Another thing to consider is the availability of accessories. Yamaha's Star line has quite a large number of accessories to customize and upgrade the Warrior. I'm not sure what Suzuki has to offer in that regard, especially since it's a brand new model. Both are fine bikes, though. Go with your heart, not your head and pick the one you like. This is the kind of decision that's best left to emotion, not logic.

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Old 05-26-2006, 03:07 AM   #7
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I would say the Yamaha just because you can't go wrong with that, but whats with the extra big can? maybe it opens to expose a bed role or something. The Suzuki looks real tough - I just wish they had a better name than "M109R" - I mean what the heck is that? It sounds like a tank or a gun or a Virus - something like that...
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Old 05-26-2006, 03:44 AM   #8
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I am in the middle of researching a purchase,

The yamaha, 100 lbs lighter, It is going to handle better, has a belt drive and a more managealbe rear tire, Newly updated front brakes and the 5 spoke rims compared to the 3 spoke which I thought looked out of place. However It is only Air cooled and From what I have read doesnt offer anything in the way of wind protetion for speeds over 60 mph. NOT To mention the CAN has got to go. The suzuki has liquid cooling a monstor motor 30 + more HP, Higher rev ceiling and I think it looks better. Draw backs are 100 LBs of extra weight to manage, SHAFT Drive combined with a HUGE rear tire make handling on un even pavement difficult. Cost stock is about the same. but the Yamaha needs some money thrown at it to deal with its inadequcies. I think The suzuki is the way to go as long as you can deal with Shaft drive and the Heft.
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Old 05-26-2006, 04:07 AM   #9
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I may be biased as I have a Warrior, but the M109 is FUGLY. Plus it has a shaft drive and water cooling (two downsides for me). It is faster, though, and has a stock 240 (a plus for me, I plan to put a 240 on my Warrior).

Yes the water heater exhaust is ugly, but who leaves the stock exhaust on anyway?

If money is an issue, Warriors have been around since 2002, used 02's with mods already done are easily found for $8-9k.



There is good aftermarket support and a great website for the Warrior: www.rswarrior.com

Look in the gallery at all the modded bikes and make your choice.
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Old 05-26-2006, 04:13 AM   #10
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I think it's along the lines of "TC88" and "TC88 B"



Imitation is after all the greatest form of flaattery..
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