Hello everyone. I owned an '08 DL650 for about a year. Fantastic bike, but the 2 things that compelled me to move on were the wind management (on long days) and power. I'm not a speed demon, wheelie freak or anything, but always felt just a little more "oomph" would be ideal.
I'm back on the market and am intrigued by the '12 DL650 addressing these 2 specific issues. And I also notice that the DL1000 is back again and would obviously address the power issue. At a local dealer, I can get either bike within a couple hundred dollars of one another, so that's luckily not a factor.
I've read all of the "V-Curious" and Wee/Vee discussions and keep going back and forth. The Wee is nimble, smooth and worry free. The Vee has the power, can be a little more finicky, which can also be addressed fairly easily.
One thing that sticks out are the folks that have simultaneously owned Wees/Vees. The vast majority seem to gravitate to the Wee if they were forced to pick one.
I know it kind of sounds like I already made a decision, but would like to hear your thoughts on actual wind management improvements on the '12 Wee. I gather the little extra torque in the revised engine is felt and makes a difference.
Your thoughts? Thanks in advance.