I just bought a 2018 Wing and am keeping the FJR. I find the FJR much lighter, which it is, and easier to move around than the Wing purely because of weight. Duh.
I am a tall guy so flat footing on the FJR isn't a problem for me. If you can't flat foot the FJR that is a problem. Like most folks here we have been on motorcycles for many years and when someone asks me what type of bike they should get my answer is always the same. If you can't get both feet flat on the ground when you straddle it, find something else that you can. There are many bikes that stand up tall and they eliminate a lot of people strictly because of their height. Not everyone has long legs that fit a tall bike. Our problem is what to do with the legs once in motion.
Lots of folks buy Harleys and cruiser type bikes simply because they can get their feet on the ground at a stop. That's a wise decision. The new Wing is much easier to handle than a 2017 or earlier Wing so you have that going for you. Much easier to put on the center stand also. The new Wing is pretty peppy although nothing like the FJR. It handles much better than a bike that size should.
If I could only have one bike the FJR would stay but if I couldn't reach the ground comfortably that would be a different story. Sooner or later you will come to that uneven surface, put your feet down and one goes further than the other, and you are picking up a bike.
Don't know if you have this option but I rented a 2019 Wing for what was called a half day, 9am to 5pm. Put about 350 miles on it just to see if I liked it. Now there is one in the shop. I did opt for the manual tranny as I like to shift gears myself. The DCT way outsells the manual by quite a bit it seems so folks like it. The 2020's are about to be out with some changes to programming that supposedly make the DCT smoother at low speeds as well as a few other tweaks here and there.
Tough to say what your FJR is worth is though. Right person comes along they would be happy to pick it up for $9500. There are a lot of FJR's for sale so if the Wing is calling your name right now maybe a trade in could be in order assuming they just don't rape you on the value. Trade ins only require you to pay sales tax on the difference between the two bikes whereas if you sell outright then you pay sales tax on the entire purchase price. I've always been able to sell one for more than enough to make up that sales tax difference but I also do not buy brand new bikes but low mileage used. Bought my 2014 FJR with 2800 miles for half the price of new so they are out there if you look hard enough.
Good luck on your journey to find the right bike!
Last edited by Mopheadama; 10-25-2019 at 11:46 AM.