I spent some quality time on a Tenere 700 courtesy of an old bugger.
Very impressed. Yamaha pulled something special here I think. Well thought, balanced proposition.
The bike is light(considering) and flick-able. The engine very friendly and enjoyable. I would even say it has some character. In a strange plain way. Adequate suspension, gives you feeling. Much more capable on the road in those standard knobby tires than I assumed. I like the rally looking dash and general appearance of the bike. Right price.
Really nice bike for exploring. One could go around the globe I reckon.
By the way those 44 teeth guys pulled a nice review. Nice funny(in a British way) channel, give them some love.
The bike is a bit far from the Africa Twin. Different category, close to the KTM 790. I know it's blasphemy for you but leave the Honda clip-ons for a change and try one. You might enjoy it...
The bike is nothing like the old model(660).