Kenny Mac, go for test rides. My local dealers were happy to let me ride a couple bikes(nc700x, glee, wee, v2, tiger XRx, versys 650). I am in a completely different situation and I am probably buying the glee. If I was buying just one bike, it would probably be the V2, but I have a big bike already and am looking for a small alternative as a second bike.
forgot to ask, how long since you have ridden? editing since you provided this info.
Since it has been so long, a 650 may be a good play. I rode the v2 for almost an hour and the throttle is not the friend of a ham-fist-ed newbie. If you think you have good throttle control, you may be able to modulate it. It took me just a few miles before I had it worked out.
There are 10 types of people, those who know binary and those who don't.
What I ride now:
2013 Honda GoldWing (The Lady)
2014 V-strom 650 (The Mistress)
Previously: 07 Ultra Classic, 95 Softail, 80 gs450l
Last edited by vinnyvavoom; 06-29-2015 at 06:16 PM.
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