Living the Stereotype
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Henderson County, NC
V-Strom terminology 101
I was wonder exactly what a Wee is. The best I can make out is it is a 650 versus a 1000. My Valk is to big for a daily commuter so have been looking for a second bike. My first bike was a KLR but didn't spend a lot of time off road. AT 6'6" I liked the ergos of the KLR. I had a enjoyable ride on a used '08 DL650 this afternoon which brings me to this site. Great price too!
You sound like the perfect victim for either V-Strom.
Bar risers, a tall windscreen with a MadStad bracket and you'll be saying Valker-what?
A "Wee" is a V-Strom DL650 and is available with or without ABS brakes.
A "Vee" is a V-Strom DL1000 and is not available with ABS brakes and has a slightly taller seat height.
The DL650 is a great economical solo commuter, the DL1000 is better at two-up and high-speed touring.
Great ergos for someone of your stature.
They are lot more like each other than either one is like anything else, which explains a certain degree of sibling rivalry.
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DL650A K7 (Greywolf Moto Lab's R&D test mule) June 1, 2012 - present
DL650A K7 April 23, 2007 - January 6, 2012, RIP
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