A 1000cc would likely be heavier than our 650cc, but I'd rather have a 1000cc upsized from a 650 than a 650 downsized from a 1000 (V-Strom). I was pretty disgusted when I sat on the Wee-Strom, and it felt every bit as heavy as its big brother! If the rumors are true, it'll be interesting to compare 1k V vs. 1k V-Strom (there's no way out of that phrase withough redundancy.)
That being said, I've got no interest or need for a 1000. I'm happy on my old Hawk, and the Versys has half again the ponies with only a 2cc advantage and nearly the same weight (albeit a higher cg). If the Hawk can haul me over Trailridge and across Kansas, the Versys will do it easily, in slightly more comfort, and with a whole lot fewer gas stops.
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'90 Hawk GT
Tell the truth, explain to me, how you got this need for speed?
She laughed and said, "It might just be the next best thing to love."
- David Wilcox, "Eye of the Hurricane"
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