My 2006 Wee-Strom is named Colorado. It is red, and has a VIN ending 1876,
which is the year Colorado became The Centennial State, so it earned its
name. It wears a Colorado badge, and its name on the left fairing.
I rode it from Toronto Ontario to Colorado in 2006, and it performed flawlessly.
Heading to Denver on I-76, I was passed by a crotch rocket,
which made the familiar Doppler sound as it zoomed by:
I thought, "Well, I will just grab me a handful of fast and see what that is".
Full throttle quickly brought my heavily loaded bike to 116 MPH indicated,
but sure enough the crotch rocket was still diminishing ahead of me.
I relaxed and wished the quicker rider well, and never saw him or her again.
Later that day the bike brought me to Berthoud Pass, elevation 11315 ft.
The Wee-Strom was totally happy at that altitude.
I didn't test the bike's acceleration on the way up,
because I was just riding along enjoying the lovely scenery.
I now have a 17-tooth front sprocket in this bike (15 is stock), yet it will still
accelerate uphill in top gear, carrying over 400 pounds of people and luggage.
Now Colorado is four years old, and has carried me 58000 miles, to ten provinces and 38 states. In June 2010, it carried me from Florida to Colorado and back. As always, it performed flawlessly, and generally got over 50 MPG while going about 75 MPH on I-70 and other Interstate highways.
I remain delighted with my purchase, my second Suzuki.
If I manage to wear Colorado out, I will surely get another Wee-Strom.
So you see, the tales of versatility, economy, and reliability are mostly true.
I predict that a Wee-Strom will serve you well, in Colorado and outside it.