I haven’t had a 690/701. The 690 was the only real other option for me at this point, if the 790r didn’t satisfy me when I finally saw and touched it. I’d also been thinking about a 990r, but I figured I’d be happier with a kitted lc4, as my old 400 I wish I’d never sold. As soon as I saw the 790, and lifted it off the kickstand I knew it was gonna be a great bike. Even if I had to send the suspension out (which I figure is a gimme with every bike) it’s still got all the vibe of the original adventure, with modern amenities that as much as I hate to admit: are actually useful. And electronic cruise (even though the module is on backorder currently). For a bike I plan to ride EVERYWHERE, including slabbing around to work and/or more fun destinations, that’s a huge selling point. So far, I’m pretty happy with the stock suspension, which is a huge surprise. Eventually it might need some tweaks, but I’ve done stuff that would’ve broken my wrists on my old 990’s stock stuff. I’ll be pretty frank and open with anything I don’t like about this thing, it other than a couple annoyances (like not getting off-road abs automatically when switching to off-road or rally mode), it’s a really good platform.