The ‘Wee’ may be one of the best middleweight bikes ever produced. Economical on gas mileage at around 4.4ltr/100 km (50 – 60 mpg o), a large capacity tank and solid frame make this dualsport a ideal choice for New Zealand conditions. If you want a rental motorcycle capable of great distances then the Wee’s remarkable reliability, middleweight, fuel economy, mule-like carrying capabilities and comfort, will win you over.
Combine the Vstroms off road capabilities with it’s impressive road performance and you have a motorbike which is difficult to walk past. These motorcycles pack a big punch for a 650cc machine, acceleration is smooth through the rev range with power pouring in as the engine speed increases. Excellent braking, excellent handling, excellent, excellent excellent.
|Engine Type||645 cc, 90-degree V-twin, wet sump|
|Valve Configuration||Chain-driven DOHC, 4 valver per cylinder|
|Power||66 bhp (49kw) @ 8,800rpm|
|Torque||60.3 Nm (44.5 lb·ft) @ 6,400 rpm|
|Number Of Speeds||6|
|Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)||Chain|
|Front Tire (Full Spec)||110/80R – 19 radial front|
|Rear Tire (Full Spec)||150/70R – 17 radial rear|
|Front Brake Type||dual 310 mm discs with twin-piston calipers|
|Rear Brakee Type||260mm disc with single-piston caliper|
|Wheelbase (in/mm)||1,555 mm (61.2 in)|
|Fuel Capacity (litre)||21 litres|
|Weight||220kg – ready to ride|
|Seat Height||790 mm (31 in) ± 15 mm (0.59 in)|