Maybe the HP to weight ratio is the same. But I keep hearing that the gear ratio is still quite narrow on the 690.
That and few people have taken clutches out in deep mud and other hard going. That suggests that the oil capacity isn't quit enough for tough conditions. An oil cooler might fix that problem.
Then there is the same ol fuel range issues.
With my feet on the ground, my nose in the air
I am riding just fast enough to feel the wind in my Hair.