Wee sounds like a superior choice for your intended use....I've owned both, just my opinion.
Thank you! That is exactly my concern. I've read a lot that they are basically the same bike with one being a little heavier and the other having smoother power etc. I guess first and foremost, and am interested to see how the bike feels. I am assuming that this will not differ too greatly from one to the other (seating position, etc). I have never ridden a twin, so I am curious to see how that feels. I had an FZ1 prior to the DRZ and just was never comfortable on it. I'm a big guy (6' 3" 250) so the seat height isn't a concern but the buffeting could be. Again, I am assuming that the isn't a great deal of difference between the two bikes.Interesting dilemma. As similar as these bikes are, they are worlds apart. I think the only thing you will glean from riding a Vee will be how you handle the seat height, although the Vee is 1" higher, and the wind noise / buffeting. Other than that they are different bikes. They weigh differently, they run differently, they sound differently, they handle differently, they do the slab and off road differently.
I'm not advocating one over the other, but you will come away from the Vee with an opinion, either good or bad, which may not equate to your perceptions of how the Wee will be. That is to say, the Wee may be much better, or worse than you thought it would be based on your Vee experience.
It sounds like you are set on a Wee, and that is OK. I would look harder to find one to try before you buy. Then you know what you are getting into with no doubts.
I'm a long-time big cruiser rider so no offroad vet, but love heading off into the boonies. Scared myself doing that on the Strat, so got my Wee 2K miles ago.
Did 200 miles of fire trails in WVA last weekend, including substantial time on big rocks in the rain, on steep up & down slopes. I realized on one 3 mile stretch that I was in waaay over my head, but turning around & going back down would not have been better. Bottomed out hard a few times (now I know to take off the centerstand, that's what kept hitting - not a scratch on the skid plate). Between that, 6 major creek crossings, & highway stretches to get there & back, I could wish for nothing more from the bike. 2nd gear will do for just about anything. I did not understand "flickability" before this bike! Also like my new Shinko 705s.
I'm 6/1 215 so also not a little guy. Do not get overly excited about the Vee until you Wee.
Ride safe, Buckee