Originally Posted by Whec716
690 isn't as high strung either, so you don't have the crazy service intervals. Based on the factory recommendations, you'd do an oil change every night on the TAT. Whereas on the 690 you'd only do 1.
The 690 is still heavy though and really all you did was lose the Vtwin smoothness. I was hoping Aprilia or someone could perfect, say a 650 twin, that weighs in around the weight of the 530- 257lbs or so dry. That would be of interest.
Its just hard to have one bike that does it all. I thought about the 690 but really, would I take it where I take the 530(which I think is heavy), no probably not. So then wouldnt I really prefer to stick with the 950? Yes.
Just no good answers out there today.