Do I want a Wee or Vee?
About me and my riding:
My name is Jeremy i am 25, am 5'11" with a 33" inseam and weigh 180 pounds. My passenger/wife is 5'3" and about 50 pound less. 75% of the time I will ride solo. Most of my riding will be 55-80 mph (wide open WY highways and interstate 90) as its a long drive to get ANYWHERE out here. i will also drive on mountain roads as I live near both the Black Hills and bighorn and rocky Mountains. Dirt roads are likely but not muddy roads- mostly forest roads or wide trails.
I have looked at Vstroms for 2.5 years and just sold my 1999 Vulcan 750 to anticipate an upgrade. I have not driven either, but have sat on both the vee and wee in the shop. I like and am comfortable (as far as I can tell) on both. My wife also had plenty of seat room on the 650 and 1000.
I will likely get the bare bones model and purchase aftermarket bags and upgrades later. Unless a good deal comes my way.
Which one should I get? I really can't make up my mind at this point. What are pros and cons for each, price need not be one as I have patience to save extra if need be. Power, repairs, actual fuel economy, mandatory upgrades, insurance difference etc.
Last edited by Wyhunter1988; 04-06-2013 at 05:35 PM.