Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
First, what do you like and dislike about the Connie? The choice between Wee and Vee is mostly about priorities, cost, and availability (used) in your area. Wind protection, luggage options, seating position are all the same even though stock Wee sits a hair lower. Review your past experience with the Connie to discover what problem areas you would like the DL to solve. Then it may be easier to see what is best for your specific needs.
My wife (120lb) rides on the back of my Wee with luggage occasionally and I am fairly heavy (225). The little 650 pulls us fine particularly since she requires smooth sedate acceleration. She is much more comfy than on my previous 2004 VFR800 and I do not perceive a real power shortage even after coming off of a quicker bike. Sure the Vee would be fantastic two-up but I also appreciate a nimble feeling bike that is still full-sized and cheap. I can accelerate smoothly without downshifting excessively when two up. When riding solo if you like to tear up the twisties, or will do legit dual track trails, then the Wee may have a small advantage. Higher speed two-up touring or if your wife is thrilled by aggressive acceleration then the Vee obviously has the favorable power-to-weight ratio.
I would have taken either but I simply found a better deal on a Wee first and probably saved in the ballpark of $1000.
BTW I know someone who went from older Connie to Wee who rides two-up and last I heard he is still thrilled.