Join Date: May 2007
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
If you intend to do a lot of high speed freeway riding and/or 2-up riding, the Vee may be the bike for you. If gas mileage is a concern, the Vee should return anywhere from 40 to 45 miles per gallon. Or the metric equivalent there. The Vee seems to have been plagued with some engine issues that, for some reason, Suzuki has chosen not to have ironed out. Subsequently, many Vee owners have installed a Cobra or other tuner to smooth out the engine hiccups, surging, etc. Early Vees had issues with the clutch basket. Apparently that's not a difficult fix. And then engine seems to be a bit buzzy. Some report that the transmission gearing is off, and that below 65 mph, 6th gear is useless. All those things combined don't seem to have deterred Vee owners or potential owners from enjoying their bikes.
The Wee, OTOH, seems to be "just right," right out of the crate. Complaints about the Wee seem to be limited to the crummy seat and windshield, and a lot of accessories added are for convenience or to adjust it so it's perfect for the rider. The engine is smooth, doesn't lack power, and gets anywhere from about 50 to 60 mpg. Transmission gear is right on. Handling is great and the bike feels light, unless one is unusually short in the inseam, in which case the Wee may seem top heavy. It's just tall.
As for the Glee, the '12 and '14 models, I can't speak to whether it's that much better than the Wee that you should really consider it first. It's got newer styling and a little more power, and the suspension is better than on the /04--'11 models, which may or may not be of concern to you.
In the end, you should, if possible ride each one and decide for yourself which one appeals to you the most and which one will satisfy your needs best. So don't take our recommendations as they are merely opinions of satisfied owners. Whichever bike you choose, you will be happy with.