Just found this, interesting as they have gone full circle on the whole oil thing, my 04 450 has 2 pumps, 2 filters and holds 1.3 litres, probably the same volume, though im not sure.
I say embrace EFI, its here to stay.
As for the 690 merged thread fest, its not a lie, but its not the whole story either.
I have had a 690 for 2.5 years now, and have not had a single issue with it... at all. I suspect I am not the only one.
Either way, the new 500 looks beautiful, would trade my left nut for one... dont need that one anyways.