Odd comparison, yes I'm sure. I like the wee for it's upright ergo's, overall roomy, EFI, lots of aftermarket goodies, dirt roads are starting to look cooler but not clue if that'll really happen never mind it's far from a dirt bike lol. Should be super reliable, and inexpensive to run, long range and reasonable on the power side of things. The one I'm looking at has a top case, but that's about it near as I can tell, 11k miles, maint. is current for asking $2995@ dealer. The bandit reads as follows: 2003 Suzuki 1200s bandit 18,000 miles Yoshimura exhaust can, highway pegs(attached to crash bars) tank bra, new handle bars and heated grips. Three new sprockets, two front and one rear. all new cables, and new rear tire. Seat has gel inserts. It's got some sort of serious bar riser installed to get it upright, thus the new cables. Same price as the wee. Two very different bikes in my mind, but both should do what I'm after. Comfy 2up afternoon/weekend touring, comfortable solo commuters, and both good for hopping on for a trip the the local grocery store. I'm trying to lean towards the wee for practicality, mpg better, efi, a little less maintenace(not as hard on tires, chains, brakes...or so I tell myself). But I'm sure the stonking power of the bandit would make for a great time. I've not ridden either, so thoughts and opinions are welcome as always. Either way, I think I'm at long last close to being able to pull the trigger and buy something again....just going to have to be cheaper than I hoped for due to cage issues. I'm looking at $3k and less without having to go cross country to get it(I'm in Iowa). Thanks!