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Old 12-19-2014, 01:24 PM   #1
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Wee2 or Vee2 (or Both)?

They are both great bikes. I couldn't decide. The Wee2 will do anything I want. The Vee2 has great power, handling, and braking.

Some days I just want to fart around on the Wee. Some days I want to ride more aggressively on the Vee.

Yes, just turn the throttle more on the Wee2. Once you ride the Vee2 . . . You think "That's what I'm talking about!"





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Old 12-19-2014, 02:59 PM   #2
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Old 12-19-2014, 03:23 PM   #3
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Old 12-19-2014, 04:23 PM   #4
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Keep the V2, and sale the Wee2 to an inmate who is fixin to go on a epic solo tour in North America.

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Old 12-19-2014, 04:30 PM   #5
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Old 12-19-2014, 04:49 PM   #6
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Never thought I'd ask this but, how much difference is there in the gas mileage between the two?
And, Under average all around riding which bike feels lighter/nimbler?
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:05 PM   #7
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I am averaging 58 mpg on the Wee2 . . . 47 mpg on the Vee2. The 30 lbs less weight on the Wee is noticable. I feel more confident going into tight curves on the V.
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:26 PM   #8
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Old 12-19-2014, 08:40 PM   #9
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It's a philosophical question: To beak, or not to beak?
The bikes nose resembles a dragon nose more than a birds beak . . .
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Keep the V2, and sale the Wee2 to an inmate who is fixin to go on a epic solo tour in North America.

Yes, The Wee2 would be a great choice for a tour of North America:

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Old 12-19-2014, 10:03 PM   #10
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So you decided against the '15 versys 650?

The vee2 does seem like a better move if you're gonna have similar bikes. Big engine yet not that much more weight. Should be more fun than the versys. Congrats!

I think you'll eventually sell the wee2. Bikes are still too similar, imho.
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I am averaging 58 mpg on the Wee2 . . . 47 mpg on the Vee2. The 30 lbs less weight on the Wee is noticable. I feel more confident going into tight curves on the V.

I'm thinking that's probably do to better suspension on the Vee2.
So a good shock and redone front forks on a Wee2 with 30lbs less would probably make it even better in tighter stuff. Just assuming here.

Wonder what the actual scale weight is on both bikes full of fuel...

Gona have to test ride both back to back this spring...
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Old 12-20-2014, 05:34 AM   #12
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So you decided against the '15 versys 650?

The vee2 does seem like a better move if you're gonna have similar bikes. Big engine yet not that much more weight. Should be more fun than the versys. Congrats!

I think you'll eventually sell the wee2. Bikes are still too similar, imho.
The 650 LT was delayed a couple months . . . I decided to try the V2 . . . Very glad I did . . . Best all-around bike I have ever ridden.

I was quite happy with the Wee2. Very nice ride.

I had saved up for a trio of bikes to ride for my recent retirement . . . I am now trying different bikes.

The Vee2 will probably replace my -09 . . . If feels more like a Sports Bike to me . . . Very planted and rock stable in the tight stuff . . . Perfect fueling . . . Great rumble from the exhaust. The -09 feels like a Toy by comparison . . .

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Old 12-20-2014, 10:49 AM   #13
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Well, it is a toy just as is the Tracer. Some folks simply want to convince themselves to buy first only to make sure.

However what you might want to try is the V, trust me your body will say thank you by lasting longer than with any of those bikes.
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Old 12-20-2014, 11:20 AM   #14
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I've had multiple bikes multiple times before over the years.

One of them always ends up getting sold and back down to 1 because one of them ends up not getting ridden.

I hate having something of that much value sitting around wasting away paid for or not.
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Old 12-20-2014, 03:29 PM   #15
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I'm thinking that's probably do to better suspension on the Vee2.
So a good shock and redone front forks on a Wee2 with 30lbs less would probably make it even better in tighter stuff. Just assuming here.

Wonder what the actual scale weight is on both bikes full of fuel...

Gona have to test ride both back to back this spring...
With $4,000 in savings from the two MCs, a suspension upgrade would be nice.

Wish they would have done that with the Wee3 and put on a 21" tyre and drop 10lbs of blubber.

But, since the Dl650 sales so well, there is no reason to make aggresive changes.
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