I am thinking about getting a Strom. Size was not really an issue with me, I had a KLR and had no problems with it(besides vibrations lol) then got a Uly and the only issue I had with that was it was kinda heavy, and have a VFR now, which is great except seating position. I have ridden both a Wee and a Vee and did not notice much difference when taking them on equal rides, about 5-6 miles of 40-60mph riding. I will not do much off pavement riding so the lighter 650 will not benefit me as much as some. I want to ride it more longer distances, so the 1k is kind of appealing to me. Am I thinking in the right direction? I figure if I find a 650 cheap enough that I like I will jump, but think I would prefer the 1k for longer trips. Tell me if my thinking is off kilter please! So far this site has been a wealth of info.