Based on my first 400 miles I put on during the last day, I will give the best rating I've got to this machine. First, the previous owner put some very nice farkles on it that I really like, including a Russel seat. But the bike itself, IMHO, is a huge improvement over the original 650, which I had put 15,000 miles on. The engine changes seem to have smoothed it out very nicely. Very lineral and strong power delivery. It seem like it has more torque, and handles slow speeds in high gear much better. I rode in some very nasty 25 mph gusty cross winds, and it was rock solid in the handling dept. Yes I had to lean to stay upright, but it was still steady and I never felt even close to loosing control. The bottom line is, I am very happy to be a Wee2 owner again. (Hate the word "Glee") IN fact, I think the power is quite sufficient, I can't imagine why I would go for the 1000 unless it was to impress my friends or maybe for 2 up with 2 large people.