Originally Posted by Chris 690R
I have a 2012 690 and am very happy so far! Is the 12 model that much better than prior years?
"Better" is subjective. The '12s did recieve a number of updates, however, which many feel enhanced the bike a bit. I don't know the difference, though, as I bought a '12, so it is what it is to me. And I love it. :)
Even when I drop it 7 times on one ride...LOL