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Last Sunday I purchased an 06 Wee with 15,709 miles on it. The seller was the second owner and only put 300 miles on the bike in 10 months. I've been kicking around the idea of V or Wee for a few years and it finally happened. Today I rode it about 200 miles and feel like I made the right chose. The guy I rode with has a Ducati Multistrada, we switched bike for about 30 miles in some serious twisties and I have to tell you, other than more room from the seat to the foot pegs I wasn't that impressed.

Now it's time to start farkling, have been looking at the for sale page but things go fast.

I'm excited to have this bike and put so big miles on it.
 

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Congratulations on the purchase! I picked up my '07 Wee in Knoxville this past May and have logged right at 1700 miles since. I primarily just do 25-40 miles here and there with a few 100-milers thrown in around Indy. This is my 1st motorcycling experience following the MSF course in May.

The only thing I have to compare it to is a friend's KLR650. He lives in the Knoxville area, which affords plenty of good twisties (haven't tried the Gap yet). But, after about 2 hours and 100 miles or so on his KLR, I quickly realized how spoiled the V-Strom has made me. Very smooth and responsive. I don't want to compare the 2 bikes because that has already been done in here and they are both very good bikes.

Anyway, I hope you like your V-Strom as much as I do. It was a great purchase for me as well!
 

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Last Sunday I purchased an 06 Wee with 15,709 miles on it. The seller was the second owner and only put 300 miles on the bike in 10 months. I've been kicking around the idea of V or Wee for a few years and it finally happened. Today I rode it about 200 miles and feel like I made the right chose. The guy I rode with has a Ducati Multistrada, we switched bike for about 30 miles in some serious twisties and I have to tell you, other than more room from the seat to the foot pegs I wasn't that impressed.
I'm excited to have this bike and put so big miles on it.
I was sort of the the same on the Multistrada. Rode one during a demo days at a Ducati dealership and was really rather (and surprisingly) underwhelmed. Maybe the specific Multi I was on (they had 4 in the demo fleet) hadn't been tuned properly, had the ECM reflashed or something. But other than a definitely superior suspension I was not as impressed as I thought I would be.
 

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Last Sunday I purchased an 06 Wee with 15,709 miles on it. The seller was the second owner and only put 300 miles on the bike in 10 months. I've been kicking around the idea of V or Wee for a few years and it finally happened. Today I rode it about 200 miles and feel like I made the right chose. The guy I rode with has a Ducati Multistrada, we switched bike for about 30 miles in some serious twisties and I have to tell you, other than more room from the seat to the foot pegs I wasn't that impressed.

Now it's time to start farkling, have been looking at the for sale page but things go fast.

I'm excited to have this bike and put so big miles on it.
I sold my 06 Multistrada (1000) and replaced it with a brand new 09 Wee. My dream was always to own a Ducati - so it was a great day when I bought it, but it was an even better day when I sold it.

Make no mistake - the suspension, handling, brakes, power and "sex appeal" are better in the Multistrada . . . if you ride at or near the limit all the time. But the reliabilty, cost of repairs, availability of parts, fuel economy and even build quality make owning a Ducati a very stressful experience. When you own a Ducati you better own another bike to ride while the Ducati is in the shop, which I did not.

For my riding style the Wee offers more than I'll ever need . . . truly a wonderful bike. I am so glad I've got one, plan on keeping it for a while, and don't miss the Ducati at all (well, maybe the I miss the women looking at it). Good luck.
 

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Me Too!

Congrats on the new ride, I bought one last week and its been mostly cold and raining since, mine is a 05 Wee with 21K on it I am enjoying it and spending money on aftermarket stuff like a drunken sailor.
 

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I sold my 06 Multistrada (1000) and replaced it with a brand new 09 Wee. My dream was always to own a Ducati - so it was a great day when I bought it, but it was an even better day when I sold it.



But the reliabilty, cost of repairs, availability of parts, fuel economy and even build quality make owning a Ducati a very stressful experience. When you own a Ducati you better own another bike to ride while the Ducati is in the shop, which I did not.
Isn't it funny how reality often doesn't measure up to our dreams.

I lusted after BMW touring bikes when I was in my mid/late teens [late 60's early 70's].
The "dream" didn't come true until I was about 52/53, second hand ones of course... couldn't afford a new one.

Over a two year period I spent enough on the Beemers [3, the first two changed more to suit riding needs, the GS would have been the "bees knees" but then the problems started] to purchase two brand new Wee-Stroms :confused:

The GS was a similar experience to your Duc, cost of repairs- always in the shop...... needed to own a second bike and didn't.

My Wee-Strom has cost me nothing other than routine service and, of course, tyres.

I just replaced the first chain and front sprocket at 46,600km [rear sprocket still looks near new so left it in place and kept the new one ready for next time].

I currently have a second bike too, a 25 year old KLR650 that is giving me less trouble than the GS did.

Maybe dreams should remain just that.........dreams. :fineprint:
 

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The legend lives on

BMW vaulted reliability was against 50'60's Harley's and English. I rebuilt an 84 80st. I was amazed to find out that they still had NOT put hardened valve seats after like 10 years of no lead gas.

It a club they enjoy it and their smug. Can't buy smug with SUZI
 

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Isn't it funny how reality often doesn't measure up to our dreams.

I lusted after BMW touring bikes when I was in my mid/late teens [late 60's early 70's].
The "dream" didn't come true until I was about 52/53, second hand ones of course... couldn't afford a new one.

Over a two year period I spent enough on the Beemers [3, the first two changed more to suit riding needs, the GS would have been the "bees knees" but then the problems started] to purchase two brand new Wee-Stroms :confused:

The GS was a similar experience to your Duc, cost of repairs- always in the shop...... needed to own a second bike and didn't.

My Wee-Strom has cost me nothing other than routine service and, of course, tyres.

I just replaced the first chain and front sprocket at 46,600km [rear sprocket still looks near new so left it in place and kept the new one ready for next time].

I currently have a second bike too, a 25 year old KLR650 that is giving me less trouble than the GS did.

Maybe dreams should remain just that.........dreams. :fineprint:
Similar - bought that 06 Ducati for my birthday when I was 47. Sold it and then got the Wee in 09 for my 50th birthday. Who would have thought the $8000 Suzuki would be the much better present? Craig
 
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