Got Gear in Jackson, MS (2.5 hours away, but I'm there often for family) "get's it." They have had a demo bike since the initial pre-order run sold out. I rode up one Saturday morning on my 1050 Tiger just to kill some time, and the sales manager Raymond said "You must be here to look at the Yamaha Tenere!"
A new bike was not even on my radar at the time, but he talked me into a test ride. When I got back I said "This will be my next bike, but not today."
They have sold at least 6 that I know of, which is saying a lot for mid-Mississippi. They have their demo bike right up front as you walk in the door, next to the KTM990's, so I guess they're pushing the bike, and ADV bikes in general, more than most.
By comparison, the owner of the closest Yamaha dealer to me, Village Cycle in Starkville, MS, had never heard of a Tenere until I rode up one day