SO here it is...finally talked my wife into letting me "kill myself" (riding) I have been riding dirt bikes in the past but haven't riddin for 22 years. I'm in love with the v-strom and its riding pos.,but my question is this... I'm 6'4" , 315 lbs, will a 650 work for me or do I really need the 1000? The 650 feel good, weight wise, but I have no delusions about my size. I like that its light, but am slightly intimidated by the 1000's weight since I grew up on dirt bikes. Your input would be appreciated.