Originally Posted by Chuck in Indiana
I changed from an '08 C-14 ABS to an '09 Wee ABS. I had ridden the C-14 29K miles in two years in long distance touring and riding to cycle rallies. It was a great bike -- very smooth, solid suspension, great brakes, etc. It just got a bit too heavy for me at my age and the more layed over riding position was tough on my hands, wrists and forearms, even with bar risers.
I've ridden the Wee over a year now -- over 11K miles -- and see no reason to change back. It cruises easily at more than highway speeds, handles the roads that I encounter and gives me 50+ MPG (US Gallon) at any speed I want to run. It is more than 200# lighter, which for me is a great benefit.
Thanks Chuck. Not planning on giving up my Connie yet but want to investigate some gravel roads so my VTR has to go. Really like the wee but want to go for a longer test ride in the new year and hopefully take a vee for a ride too...
'08 Vee: Suzy luggage, Crash bars, Rad Guard & front mudguard extension, Zumo 550, Oxford Hot grips, Stebel, PC-8, 12v acc, Scott oiler & lube-tube, Remus Revolution Cans, Bark Busters, Phillips Extreme vision +100 bulbs.
'08 Concours 14: Rad guard, Stebel, Oxford Hot grips, Projekt D Screen, Hugger, GPS mount, helmet locks & front guard extension, Zumo 550, Stebel, Phil's rack & Givi V46, Sheepskin seat cover, Phillips Extreme vision +100 bulbs.