6. Clutch


Admittedly, I didn’t think I’d care enough about a clutch to include it on a list like this, but here it is. Why? Because, in my opinion, the 690 Duke has one of the easiest clutch pulls I can remember. The lever is adjustable, as you can see in the picture (it’s the star-shaped knob to the right of the flash-to-pass button), but a single finger is all you need to pull it in. And it can do it with ease. After a long ride in hot temperatures, you don’t want to work any harder than you have to, and the ease with which you can use the Duke’s clutch make stoplights and traffic super simple to navigate. As an added bonus, a slipper clutch comes standard on the 690.