I joined the V-Strom world and the forum with an '08 Wee a couple of years ago and have since moved to a Honda Interceptor in Sept '09.
I absolutely enjoyed the Wee and had no complaints or reliability problems whatsoever. Great ride and seating postion too. No surprise, right? Then, I wanted something a little more spirited and less suseptible to wind effects. The Wee is like a sail in the wind. And living in FL, I like to take longer trips north (NC, GA, TN, etc.) and getting pushed around by the wind for 500 miles/day became tiresome.
As it turns out, the combination of the Interceptor's pegs, seat, and bars just do not fit my physiology even after trying seats, risers, etc. It seems I have to reluctantly search for an alternative.
My first thought was a 1200GS given the great seating position. But so many others have dropped their GS's for Wee's and Vee's, the obvious thought is to consider the Vee. Not to mention, its a tad less expensive and arguably more reliable.
Since I gave up my Wee for a little more power and weight/stability, would I enjoy the Vee as an alternative? I think its safe to say the 1000cc will be sufficient power-wise. More importantly, is the Vee as suseptible to wind effects as much as the Wee? I see it weight ~40 more pounds and I hope that helps the cause.
I've read all of the Wee/Vee threads and see nothing that throws up a red flag. And I missing anything? It seems you need a PCIII and to become proficient in TBS when owning a Vee, not that it deters me.
And if it helps, I am onroad 98% of the time and only venture onto gravel and hard packed to get to campgrounds, etc. No hardcore adventuring (at least not with this bike).
And btw, after being away for some time I can honestly say this forum is by far the most inviting, informative, and friendly one I've come across. Re-joining the community actually weighs into my decision.
Thanks in advance.