Get the 500. I've had a 690 since July 2009 and love it. If I got any other bike it would be the 500. I love the 690 and can only imagine how the 500 must be-lighter and similar power. Crazy!
2009 KTM 690r Enduro in da house
2002 RC51 SOLD
2010 KTM 990 Supermoto R traded due to immobilizer problems:(
2014 KTM EXC 500