Welcome aboard. I first had a 650 back in 2008. When I decided to come back to the vstroms I decided to try the 1000. It's an 08 also. For me personally I like the torque and power especially with the change in gearing I made to the 1000. And yes the 650 is a bit more nimbler. It just kind of boils down to what type of riding you want to do most of.
Saddleman seat, upgraded stator, Shinko 705's, Chain Alignment Spacer, SpeedoDRD Healer, ATV High handlebar, Zumo 395LM GPS,
LED Headlight bulbs Kit 50W 6500k Fanless, Tusk Folding Shift Lever Black/Silver, Wide Black Aluminium Foot Pegs, Foot peg lowering kit,
Givi engine guards, clutch lever push rod mod, accessory fuse panel under seat, up and back risers.