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Searched not only the forum, but Google as well and couldn't really find a good comparison for the two bikes except "the 690 is newer, therefore better". Has anyone ridden/owned both of these bikes? Trying to take out a loan soon and I think I’ve narrowed my choices down to the two KTM bikes. I've heard the 625s shake you half to death, but there still seems to be a devout following of 625 riders out there. I know the 690 has some better features as well (slipper clutch stock?, gear driven balance shaft, EPT) but what I really want to know about is reliability and aftermarket part availability. Which one is going to hold up better in the long run, especially with a bunch of aftermarket goodies? What are some of your opinions?