Funny. Came home from a race in Sweden some days ago. Its one of the biggest events and gathers more than 1000 on the starting line. Same as last year, I was the only one showing up with a twin, and there was no 690 either AFAIK. Lots of (well most of them) Swedes went this :huh when they realized I was gonna race it among all those pitbikes. Last year I came 133 of 266 in my class and missed starting on the fourth lap with approx 4 minutes. So this year the goal was clear: 4 laps. Well, this wasn't supposed to be a race report, but the whole point was that 6 crashes, and one of them really a bad one, made me sit in the car six hours back home and speculating if I should trade the SE for something 'lighter', like the 690. The 690 should be like a trials bike for me now, especially in the races. Now, some days later, I have realized a 690 will never be the same fun as a SE. Its only my own fault or stupidness I race with it among those 250's etc., but it just makes it even more fun. If I really want to get serious in the results again, I'll rather buy an extra 250-530 something, Maybe a 390 Berg. The SE is a keeper, but first I have to repair the damages, like new Wings, new front pipe, exhaust shield, speedo bracket, this small german windscreen, a new heelcap for the Tech-8 (the SE landed right on the heel after a front flip). I can say it really hurts when you're laying there on top of some rocks and just waiting for what to come. Almost 200kg's coming through air and landing on top of you.