Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Sharpsburg, Maryland
I humbly disagree. I think the Wee IS a good starter bike.
It's power delivery is predictable and even--you have to want to make it scream before it does, and even then, you are not likely to rocket to oblivian the way you could on a 600 cc sport bike.
The tall-ish nature of the bike does lend itself to normally proportioned riders, but physical fit is required of any bike to rider pairing.
Finally, the Wee (as with the Vee) is wonderfully utilitarian. It is an all-purpose, go-anywhere bike that you are not likely to outgrow. If you drop it (as a few of us have), you pick it back up, order some flush front turn signals, and keep on going. No problem. Parts are cheap and maintenance is easy.
I think it's a great starter bike.