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post #1 of 2 Old 04-29-2013, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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2012/13 vs 2011 Wee Vee?

Here is how I will use the bike.

45mi round trip daily commute on California Super Slap. Lane splitting, of course if the traffic is thick. Once a week the long way home through the canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains at an 'old man pace'. The bike will see limited use as an errand runner around town, maybe twice a week. About four or five times a year a 300mi day trip. Off road? Unknown at this point because none of the bikes I've had could do this but I did grow up on dirt bikes. Any off road would be mellow fire roads at a mellow pace and I likely will not be off road.

I'd rather buy used and save but am concerned about the updates the Wee Vee was give in 2012. Given my use will I really miss these changes? Test rode a 2013 yesterday and was impressed enough to stop the search for which bike and focus on the Suzuki. The one I tested was a basic model not the adventure. Was very pleased with the wind protection at 80mph which is a common speed on my commute.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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post #2 of 2 Old 04-29-2013, 02:56 PM
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Here is how I will use the bike.

45mi round trip daily commute on California Super Slap. Lane splitting, of course if the traffic is thick. Once a week the long way home through the canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains at an 'old man pace'. The bike will see limited use as an errand runner around town, maybe twice a week. About four or five times a year a 300mi day trip. Off road? Unknown at this point because none of the bikes I've had could do this but I did grow up on dirt bikes. Any off road would be mellow fire roads at a mellow pace and I likely will not be off road.

I'd rather buy used and save but am concerned about the updates the Wee Vee was give in 2012. Given my use will I really miss these changes? Test rode a 2013 yesterday and was impressed enough to stop the search for which bike and focus on the Suzuki. The one I tested was a basic model not the adventure. Was very pleased with the wind protection at 80mph which is a common speed on my commute.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
Nobody can make the decision for you, buy what ya like and fits your budget.

The Stroms are great for what you describe, new or old, just chose one, and start enjoying

If you want the best of both worlds, try to find a used 2012. They're around, my Dad just sold his this month.
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