It's not a real big deal. But having had many much higher hp bikes, the 650 WeeStrom was quite a step down in power, so another 8 hp loss would be disappointing, altho' I don't think that number is accurate!. I was considering a Ninja 1000, Yam' fj-09, FJR, etc.......but time marches on, and I feel like it's time to factor in my age. I'll be on the lookout for a killer 650-V deal. Don't really care about luggage, 'cuz longish trips leave me in pain. 2015 or newer, preferably low mile garage queen. If anyone needs a quick cash sale, near NW Ohio, I'm your buyer!! Plenty of old ones out there, but I reeeally dislike the skinny headlight, which the Vstroms have now went to, dang it!!
Last edited by dmer; 06-20-2019 at 08:50 AM.