I had a 690 of 2012-13 vintage (when they went back to shorter travel). GREAT bike, a powerhouse for sure. Hopefully they have certain issues resolved. Like a speedo unit that was erratic (I was on my second speedo unit and the problem was not resolved). It flamed out regularly in technical situations. Yes it was supposedly on a good/correct map. Spindly wiring - fragile wiring IMO ready to crack at any time. Lock to lock it would not make the tight turns on single track. I loved the bike, but it spit me off on flameouts one too many times. Not a dependable bike in the back country IMO (for me). Bye bye 690! It was a honker though. Maybe the 701 is sorted.