As mentioned its all what you prefer. You should ride both and see what makes the most sense for you. 5'8" two up could be difficult unless you lower this a bit. It's a tall heavy bike. I'm 6'1" 215. On the pavement it's not too bad, in the sticks....2 up...hmmm
That said, driving on the miles of twisty 2 lane roads two up in Oregon, where passing lanes was an after thought and rare in some instances. The Vee was needed by me for instant fly-by passing. Being impatient with slow drivers, I had to go with the Vee. That and my wife won't beat on my helmet/shoulders/back for passing that way.
That aside, I'd probably have bought the Wee. To me both are over-wieght pigs for anything more than "good" forest roads, although I ride poor forest roads often. It's just a lot of work. Last "bad" forest road adventure I took, when I came back to town I went straight to the store and bought a folding shovel..... Lots of weight, high seat, steep terrain and loose or wet muddy surface = PIA
I should add, I've been riding for 45+ years and this is one of the best bikes I've ever owned....Needs some tweaks but I just love it!
Last edited by Omnivore; 10-19-2012 at 02:29 PM.