My commute is 80 miles a day. I love the power of the Vee, but rarely use it. I have put around 2500 on my current Vee and cant remember the last time I was over 7K RPM. I just dont use it. Ive owned 3 DL 1000 over the past 5 years and loved the bike.
I have a 2011 Yamaha Grizzly Ive been trying to get rid of. Basically I have to many toys. I have a deal for a trade on a the ATV for the 2011 wee. If I do the trade Ill get rid of the Vee. That will leave me with one bike. Im just a bit concerned that Ill miss the power, but then again I rarely use it. I am not into busting 100 every day. My avaerage speed to work is 75-80. I dont want to feel like Im struggling on the slab. Ive never ridden a Wee so I thought id ask about it here. Sat on it the other day and it made my VEE feel like a tank.
Can't address the V to Wee but can say my Wee is very comfortable at freeway speeds and all around riding is great. I went one tooth up on the CS sprocket which dropped the RPMs about 300 at speed. I've ridden 2 up in mountains, etc, with no problems.
It's of course not going to have the V power, but keep the RPM's in the zone and just keep getting 50 mpg.
My Wee is my first bike but in researching the best bike to start with I did read that the Wee keeps up with the Vee on trips. Big difference is the Wee driver did have more shifting to keep the power going. But weight capacity is less I believe as previous posters started.
Traded the Grizzly in for the Wee. Paid MSRP $8099 but I was a bit under the Grizzly so Im happy anyway. So now I have a Vee and a Wee, what a problem to have HUH. Ill be posting the Vee for sale later tonight on the forum. BTW the WEE is the Blacked out version.
I sold my Vee and bought a Wee. Just got it a couple weeks ago. It is only 50 lbs lighter but it feels as though that 50 lbs was on the gas cap!
The vee never ran right and I did all kinds of fixes and mods to try to get it to run right. (3500 rpm stumble) I know , just keep the revs up and .... But you should not have to.....
The Wee runs flawlwss and any RPM, feels much lighter and more nimble. Has plenty of go, especially in the upper RPM. That 300 miles /tank thing aint bad either.
Dumped the Vee, got a Wee ..... will never look back!
Never had a Vee but looked before buying my Wee back in '05. Talked to a lot of folks who owned one or the other. The honest ones could tell you the strengths and weakness of each. Currently I have a Wee (my '05 I got new) and a Triumph Tiger 1050. So, I can tell you the difference between a 1000cc bike and a 650cc bike.
I like both, each has its place. I still love riding my Wee after six years. Also still riding it even after getting off the Tiger. The Tiger 1050 is one sweet bike...ride one if you get the chance. But still the Wee has its place. There are things I like about the Wee and it never disappoints me. It has plenty of power, especially for solo rider. It feels lighter and handles better. Its darn stingy on fuel and seems pretty bullet proof.
I went from a Wee to a V then a few other bikes and finally back to a Wee.
The extra power in the V makes it a bit more fun to hop on the throttle. And, for me, the V was a more planted and relaxed ride on the highway. The infamous "shudder" on the V was a PIA. Although, a new clutch basket and a Power Commander did help to elimiate the shudder.
My reasons for going back to the Wee in order of significance:
1. ABS. This is a must-have for now on.
2. Smoother engine,
3. 15 MPG better than the V,
4. Much nicer to cruise around town (slow and relaxed) at a low RPM.
A Wee with a 16T CS sprocket is all you will ever need while you will get 50mpg +. Rode mine 800 miles last week. It's a no brainer.
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