Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern Oregon
I had a 2007 1000, and loved the motor.. it got totalled in 2012, and my wife didn't ride with me very often then, so I ordered a new 2012 650, before they were in the dealerships. I loved that bike too, but always missed the bigger motor. I just sold my 650 and picked up a 2014 1000 with 6,000 miles on it, rode it home from Reno, and fell in love again. The motor, the brakes, the suspension, the extra stability on a two lane highway at speed with oncoming trucks, it is just more bike in many ways. If you like, want, or need the extra power for passing or just cause you want it, the 1000 is a ton of fun. The 650 would be newer, ABS, new styling, new dash, trip computer etc, and a great all round bike too.
Can you test ride both and see which one gets your adrenaline going ?