Question about wind on 650 and 1000
I would love to purchase a DL1000 in the next few months, as it seems like the best sort of touring bike for me. I currently own a 2008 Yamaha XT250 and just got rid of my Suzuki DR650 which I had for a few years. The Yamaha is great for weekend off road fun and commuting to work 4 miles a day, but I want a big touring bike that I can do hundreds of miles a day on in comfort. My DR650 had awful highway comfort...the seat being the main problem, followed closely by fighting the wind. As I mentioned, the DL1000 would be my first choice, but I have some pretty tight monetary constraints when it comes to buying another motorcycle, and the 650 can be had for a great price (well they both are at a great price, but the 650 is easier to buy...pricewise).
It seems like there are plenty of aftermarket or windscreen modifications for both the 1000 and the 650, but I don't hear many comments regarding the wind around the leg areas. On my DR650, while traveling on the freeway, the wind would "grab" my knees/thighs and I would have to fight to keep them "closed" around the tank. Is this an issue on either the 650 or the 1000 V-Strom? It sounds like the power on the 650 V-Strom is still very acceptable, but it seems like there is less "bike" around the leg area. For long distance rides, power of the engine not withstanding, is there really any difference between the 650 and 1000 V-Strom's with regards to wind fatigue?
I want the 1000, but the 650 owners sure seem to love their bikes and there doesn't seem to be many who regret not having the 1000. I like the price of course and I will be only riding 1 up for the most part, so the 650 would probably work for me most likely but I don't want to sacrifice any long distance comfort that the 1000 might have over the 650.
Thanks for any advice!