At the end of two days of varied terrain, on and off road, I was left to ponder if I would recommend that a potential buyer wait another year for the Ténéré 700. Would I personally hold onto my cash or keep my spot in line? For 90 percent of those adventure buyers, the answer is yes, keep your spot in line. The Ténéré 700 is capable for nearly every situation, has the best CP2 powerplant to date, and will leave plenty of cash in your account to travel and customize your machine. That other 10 percent who is looking for the ultimate off-road adventure? This is not your machine, the lack of electronic rider aids, less than stellar brakes, and softer suspension will leave you wanting more—or spending more as you look to the aftermarket to upgrade. The Ténéré 700 is a good, actually a great, midsize adventure motorcycle that is expected to undercut the competition on price, but at a cost to its overall performance.