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Hey all, I am working on getting my motorcycle license and was looking at potential first bikes. I love the stryker and would like to own one but am concerned it might be too much for me as a beginner. Now as for me personally, I have been driving for some time and have gotten over my hotrod youth stage so I do not think that hot rodding this thing will be a problem as I a lot of sport bike riders do. I plan on taking it very slow and easy. Also, as far as my 4 wheeled vehicles go, I tend to hang on to them for a while. I do not keep changing them every other year. I usually have them in excess of 10 years or more. I do not forsee this pattern changing with my motorcycle so, I do not want a motorcycle that I will outgrow in a year and then start looking for a new bike. How user friendly is this bike for a newbie?

Thanks in advance for your advice.
 

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The stryker is my first bike. i love it and it is very easy to handle. nice and low so its easy to stop and go without looking like a fool almost falling over. Go for it man !! its a great bike and for the money its one of the best.
 

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I think you'd be fine on the Stryker. Its not like going out and getting a 1000cc Sport bike as your first ride. It handles great and has plenty of power and you wont wish you had bought something bigger next year.
I say go for it also! 8)
 

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My only thought is the narrow street here in Small town, N.Y. where they make you do 2 left hand circles, 2 right hand circles, then 2 figure 8's. I did this on my RD400, so was pretty easy. You will probably be fine with alot of practice!!
 

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Is have to say that the stryker is surely a great bike to start on and hang
on too for a long time. If you get used to the power and want more, all
you have to do is add a few performance mods like pipes, fuel processor,
and big air. It is very natural feeling and easy to handle. It's not intimidating
either.
 

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I had the 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 800cc drifter for my first bike back in Nov of 2010. I QUICKLY grew real tired of it in a matter of 2 months and wanted something bigger and faster. So I went down to my local bike shop and was looking around and without a hesitation my eyes locked on the Reddish Copper Stryker. I fell in love and have been ever since I rode it out the door.

I am 5'7", weigh 140 lbs and this bike moves! My friend has the 2007 Honda VTX 1800N and I leave him at the green light so acceleration is not a problem at all. Top speed isn't an issue either. When cruising at 65mph on the highway and having to pass a slower vehicle or merge with faster traffic...I have no issues what so ever. Its a real nice light comfortable bike not to mention the SICK chopper/cruise design associated with it.

Not a day goes by where I regret buying it. So go fourth my son and make her yours too!
 

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Hey Kye, That friend with the Honda 1800 must not be to happy!!
 

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Well Kye.. to your question.. i've been riding since only march of THIS year.. and when i went to the bike shop i literally loved the look of this bike and got it. without even riding it. i went home and read reviews.. and nothing but great things said about it. So i headed up to dallas to take my motorcycle class and then got my drivers license all the while the bike i purchased sat at the dealership for a whole two weeks! regardless before i even got to ride it, i had my bro-i-law bring it home (its first 50 miles). and he is a harley rider.. and he liked its ride. ok.. to finish up.. i had also read all these things about the chopper flop, and how low the seat sat.. and its 40 degree front angle.. but guess what? since i have never rode before.. i dont know any better.. and i gotta say i LOVE THIS BIKE. do not regret this purchase at all.

btw.. if you stick to this forum.. a lot of great tips for some of us newbie's on bikes by a lot of helpful and patience members on here! plus a lot of great ideas!
 
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