I prefer the term "Pleasingly Plump" to "BIG"
I'm 240 lbs, 5' 10" tall, with a 30" inseam.
With my pockets stuffed full of [?survival?] gear, and my Hydration pack, and wearing my usual VERY HEAVY BMW Rally 2 riding gear, BMW Serengetti boots, etc, I probably come in at close to 270 lbs on the saddle.
That weight is BEFORE I start adding tools, spares, traveling / short term camping gear into my two Givi 39 liter panniers. For serious / longer camping trips with the wife along, I will also strap on our 22 lb Big Agnes 6 man tent, two sleeping bags, sleeping pads, food, and camping gear.
Loaded like this, with the standard Weestrom low seat, and the rear suspension dialed up to the MAX, I can almost plant both feet flat on the ground. Two up, with my 150 lb wife installed as a power back warmer, I can definitely flat foot the Wee.
The Weeeeee seems to have enough power to haul me and my gear, or me and my wife, around nicely on the highway. I haven't tried it yet with gear AND wife. However, compared to other 650 Dual sport bikes I've owned [ BMW DAKAR, DR 650, KLR 650 etc ] the Wee certainly has more power and much better comfort for long trips on the hiway. Last week, I was impressed with the Wee's performance during our four day ride through the up and downs and switchbacks of the Washington Cascades.
Admittedly, I was in 5th gear for about 80 % of the time, with 4th and 6th gears used about 10 % each. Which tells me that, for my weight and load, and type of riding, I should try a 14 tooth front sprocket on my WEE.
I just got the Wee a week ago. I traded off a 1300 FJR for it. From riding the FJR, I have gotten spoiled ... I'm used to near infinite power and torque, and I am wondering if what I REALLY need is a Vstrom 1000.
I'll give it bit more time on the WEE [ with a 14 tooth front sprocket ],
but maybe what I really need is a Wee AND a Vee???