Wee wee wee all the way home....
Well, today I picked up a sligtly used Wee, a red 05 in immaculate shape. Center stand, Givi w/s, Shad topcase. Put about 175 miles or so on it.
Boy, was I surprised, and impressed. Even though I have heard so many kudos for the bike, I never really expected such performance from a 650 cc twin. I had started using my F650 for some in town commuting, but the single cylinder is a little down on power. The Cycle World Multi comparo article did it. I had planned to wait for the potential new GS800, but now I don't have to.
I can tell the difference in power to my 1000, (and the 12GS) at higher speeds, as you would expect. However, I was cruising on the interstate at over 90 indicated (probably 80 or so) and it was extremely smooth, comfortable etc. Never felt I was pushing the engine.
Seems to handle teriffic, i will know better when I take it up the Crest to my cabin.
07 DL1000 (in the UK)
DL100 w/ Ural sidecar (in Socal)