Originally Posted by bikepharmer
I had a KLR that was pretty tall, and the 990 is definitely lower. Not sure if that helps you at all, but if you are 5"9 or taller you should be able to at least "half-foot" the bike on each side.
I had the '11 690R, sold it and got an '11 990R. The 990R is lower.
I dunno how it is compared to those new '12 690's as their even lowered more. My guess is that they're pretty equal as the '11 690 wasnt that much higher.