" For hitting roads less traveled, and in particular ones that aren’t paved, none of the others can match the Yamaha Super Ténéré. It doesn’t shine on the street; it’s solid and comfortable but never thrilling. But if you envision in your future a scenario that includes 600 yards of mud and ruts on an isolated mountain pass at nightfall, this is your bike.
But most of us don’t actually end up in that scenario. Which is why the Multistrada was the number-one choice for all of our testers. It offers class-leading power, great suspension, awesome brakes, nimble handling and all-day comfort." - Cycle World - Adventure-Touring Comparison – The Asphalt Adventurers Aug 2012
Thats the thing, for guys like myself, most of our riding will be on the street, so the "best" Adv Tourer may be something like a Duc MS, or of keen interest now, the possibility of a Honda V4 CrossTourer?