Anyone move from a 650 to a 1000?
If so, any input appreciated. The reason I ask is, this. I spend most of my day commuting from job site to job site, and spend 90% of my time on the freeway. I will put anywhere from 150 to 250 miles a day.
Iíve had my Wee for just about a year and absolutely love it. But sometimes when on the freeway I find myself thinking more ccís would be better. 70 mph is the speed limit, and 75-80 mph is generally the flow of traffic. Iím just thinking as Iím rolling down the freeway at 75+ that the DL1000 would have an easier time at those speeds racking up the daily miles. I also wonder if MPGS would be better, I donít check often, but I seem to get around 47-48 mpg on my Wee when I do check.
I donít ever feel my bike is struggling, it actually seems to come alive at the higher freeway speeds and is really a blast to ride. It is nimble in traffic, has plenty of power, but at the same time, I wonder if the DL1000 is a better option for the freeway riding I do daily.
The one thing that does make me hesitant, is I spent the past year buying accessories and outfitting the bike just how I want it, I am literally 3 accessories from away from finishing, I think. I paid $1500 for the bike and have spent somewhere around $1000 so far, for new and used items.
Also, my bike was fairly low mileage when I got it and has only 36,000 on it now. I know, to get a similar DL1000, with similar mileage and outfitted how I want it, would cost more than double or maybe triple what I have in my bike now.
Anyway as I write this, and reading back what I wrote, I am talking myself out of considering the 1000.
Anyone who has moved from a 650 to the 1000, did you really feel as though you made a good choice? Or did you regret the move and wished youíd kept the 650?