Originally Posted by B1
coming off a DRZ i think have double the horsies would be distracting. and it all comes down to personal preference. the gearbox works well if you like to keep the 690 on the boil. but guys upgrading from a TE610, 530EXC or LC4 found the ratios closer together on the 690 (see this thread
Yes power does help, but there's still a clear difference in the gearbox without me even having to work out the ratio difference with numbers. I did a commute today and so far the hardest thing to get used to is the noises and feel at different rev ranges, and what gear to coast at different speeds. I'm liking this thing the more I ride it.