Hi folks, I want to say I've read tons of info here, but since I don't have the ability to test the way I'd like - I'm hoping for a specific type of comparison below.
This is not a V vs. Wee thread - I already know the V can do what I want - I'm only asking about the Wee here.
First some background:
Im in my early 40s and basically have a Kawasaki Mean Streak 1600 with aftermarkets including pipes, intake, Power Commander, progressive fork springs, seat and highway pegs. Pro reviewers consider it as being nimble and handling very well "for a 1600cc cruiser."
I'm 5'10.5" and 165 lbs, 33" inseam
Normal highway cruising is about 75 -80 mph. When I go to places like Payson (steep highway that has places I know are free of patrol, allowing me to ride at 90-95 for a good while around fast sweepers - I love fast sweepers). I also like to pass on the surface streets, but keep within 10 mph of speed limit except quick pass surges.
I'm definitely ready for a better performing bike that can handle tighter twisties along with fast highways.
The V2 is what I want and planned to get until my job was eliminated. Luckily, I found a job that will pay my bills, but dreams of a newer model must wait a couple of years. So used it is
My new job will involve a lot of travel, mixed on long country roads, highway, and at times congested traffic. I also want to use a bike to go further (400+ miles/day at 75-80 mph) on occasion.
The Wee has the mpg advantage, which is the only reason I'm considering it.
I often see Wees and V1s at similar prices, so initial cost isn't a biggie here.
I'm wondering if anyone has made the move from a big bore cruiser to a Wee, especially if they are the type to go 80 mph and then pass on a 2 lane highway going up hill - needing to hit close to 100 quickly.
I'm sure the Wee can kick it hard on level ground - but mountains - that's what I'm asking about.
I'm also wondering about sustained 75 - 80 mph, including climbing mountains at that speed.
Sure the V will win that category - but, if the Wee can match or beat my 1600 in that category I think the Wee is the way to go for me.