After my KTM690 was stolen, I was reading up on all sorts of replacements for it and your recommendation was what made me get it. I was thinking about getting the te610 saw the path you took. So I took the plunge and never looked back. Its a keeper. It took me a season and half of riding everything to figure it how to best set it up for my liking. The steering damper is great. I set it at around 66% and just forget it. If I'm doing tight singles then I'll turn it off. The other thing that made a significant difference is the fastway footpegs. So nice.