Bought my 690 new the 3rd week of July. I am 59 and have had more race/road/dirt bikes than I can count. I cannot recall a time when I enjoyed riding more, it makes me smile every time I ride. I put almost 3k miles on it, did 6 cart track track days, sport toured, weekend rides, for me it is the true swiss army knife of bikes. I live in the northeast and the weather is turning cold next week so its time to put it away for the winter months, already looking forward to Spring!