Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central California
You may discover, as I did coming off a BMW K1200GT to the Wee, that the fun in riding doesn't necessarily come from displacement or horsepower alone but from responsive and usable power. As they say, it's not how much power you have, it's how much you can use. I can't speak for the 1000 but the Wee has power through a wide band as you are looking for, just not unlimited power. You will find yourself using all the bike has at times, unlike your Bandit where it's unlikely you'd ever use all the power for more than a few seconds at a time. The 1000 sadly is destined to become a used-only bike as there are no signs they will continue to be made.
If you're patient and have a bit more of a budget you may want to look into the new Triumph Tiger 800, it's going to have all the grunt of your Bandit plus all the niceties of a DS and can be had in the spring for a couple thousand more than a new Wee. I suspect many of us here are going to give that bike a good hard look.
'09 Wee (sold)
2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring
2006 BMW K1200LT
Last edited by eye.surgeon; 10-22-2010 at 11:59 AM.