Opinions are like rear ends, everyone has one. some thoughts from an amateur.
The 950 is a newer design. A little bigger with very noticeable more power. Smoother, lower balance, a little heaver. But you will not notice the weight because of the better balance. My buddy went from a 650 to a 950 and really liked the new bike's ride and power. Feels the 950 is actually easer to ride and on an occasional freeway is far better.
That said, the 650 is a really nice looking bike. Great for cruizing. Really like that traditional look. Is a proven bike that has been out for a long time. There is far more custome equipment available for it. Have seen some 650's that just were outstanding. If customizing is what you have in mind would be a good choice.
So, its what you want. Me I went for an 1100, then traded up to a Liner.
I read sometime back you need to post three times here before it will let you go on to the rest of the forum. Spam protection.
Last edited by linerdave; 04-16-2011 at 08:01 AM.