My own experience with bikes is rather limited as the Wee is my first after a ten year gap from an unfaired 400.
Having said that, I do a fair bit of riding in horrible weather with my commuter from Yorkshire, over the Pennines, to Manchester here in the UK.
In the dry the bike instils huge amounts of cornering confidence and certainly has the poke to overtake very safely. In terms of dry weather protection I did find the buffeting with the stock screen to be quite exhausting.
I now run a Suzuki Sport Screen and get more of the wind onto my helmet and, with earplugs to deaden any residual noise, I find the bike much more enjoyable.
In the wet, my (not the bike's) cornering ability and confidence diminish but yesterday in very squally weather I began to find the boundaries of its abilities.
I run the stock tyres and grip is very good in the wet. Several times too, mid corner yesterday, I got the ominous smell of diesel and felt the bike begin to slide out of the curve.
I'm not talking about a full on low side as I tend to be cautious in the wet but rather like the sensation of understeer on a car. Just lifting off the throttle a tiny amount got me back on track.
I think the worst handling characteristic of the wee is the crosswind issue. On the straight and level it can be shoved across half a highway lane with a gust but, in a curve it (or me) can get upset by large gusts.
Yesterday the wind was around 15-20 kts and probably gusting 28 and in one turn, leaning into wind I must've appeared like a sail to the breeze as I got forcibly and suddenly shoved right over the white line. Fortunately into a clear road coming the other way.
After that I positioned myself to minimise the danger of it happening again, i.e. a bit nearer the kerb.
Coming from an unfaired 400 all those years ago I think I had hoped the wind protection of a faired bike would be much better than it is. Perhaps my expectations were too great. However, with the little fixes mentioned I find the comfort is very good. My Alpinestar DryStar stuff keeps me toastie warm. Cheapo after market heated grips sort out my hands.
One other thing; although the bike is plenty fast for getting round cars, and is fine two up (combined weight 21 st or 135kg), for me the beauty of the engine size is that no matter what, wet or dry, a handful of throttle never seems to do anything untoward. No uncommanded wheelies, no wheelspin!
I love my Wee, but I wonder if, with your recent bike in mind, the Vee would be more up your street. I guess riding them both with let you know.
[SIZE="1"]K7 Wee (Blue) - Givi Crash Bars - Suzuki Sport Screen - Highway Hawk Halogen Spots - Dr Bike Heated Grips - OEM Centrestand - Stromtrooper Stickers[/SIZE]