I now own a 1000 Vstrom with hard bags and makes a great touring bike. I had to do many mods to Vee to make enjoyable including Power Commander, exhaust, suspension, gearing mods, SS brake lines. I also own a Versys which I use as a comfortable short distance sport bike. Required mods to Versys were suspension and bike protection items.
I sold my 08 Wee before buying the 06 Vee. The Wee was an excellent bike right out of the box with NO mods. My conclusion now is that my two bikes now give me slightly more capabilities than only the Wee but not by much. I do not enjoy high RPMs of either the Wee or Versys at highway speeds. The Vee has no such issue.
IMO the Wee is superior to either the Vee or the Versys for riders with only one bike. The Wee is one of the nicest bikes I have ever sold and I am left with mega sellers remorse. I could possibly sell both Vee and Versys in future and live with only a new ABS Wee. I could live with high RPMs at speed with the new Wee. I could not live with only the 1000 Vstrom or with only the Versys.
2004 Hon XR250
2004 Kawi KDX220
2006 Suzi DL1000
2009 Suzi DR650
2011 Kawi 650 Versys
Last edited by oldturtle; 08-14-2011 at 08:55 PM.