Considering a weestrom...
I am considering a second bike (the wife approved it) for some fun stuff and the wee is on the short list. Most likely purchasing new (could be a leftover as there are lots in CT). 2014 dl650a advertized at $7K
I am 5'10", 260+ lbs with a 30.5 in inseam. I have been riding for over 20 years. BUT, I have only ever had one bike at a time.
1980 Suzuki gs450 - learner/starter bike,
1995 Harley softail - look at me I am cool :cool1:
2007 Harley Ultra - Big and comfy for the fat guy and the wife was willing to ride with me
2013 GoldWing - finally, a motorcycle I really like and the wife likes it too, expect to have this for 10 years or more. Anything long distance or two up, this will be what I ride.
Now I want something to play with and commute. I like the adventure style bikes as they will allow me sit up comfortably and provide for some entertainment if I decide to hammer some twisties or take a dirt/gravel road. I do not expect I will be doing any trail style riding. If I decide that is what I want, I will buy a smaller bike to learn how to do it right. Mileage is a consideration but not paramount. The wife may come out for a quick ride to the local eatery but over a few miles and the wing is the choice.
The only thing that makes me hesitate purchasing the weestrom is engine power. Outside of the learner bike, gobs of roll on power has always been available to me. Due to my size, I expect a shock/spring is in order. I will be taking a test ride if the temps ever get over 40 degrees (I ride the wing under 30 degrees but the wee does not offer the same protection or have heated grips (yet)).