That's true - I don't see what is so special about the Yammie Tenere to charge $14k. That said, I don't see sub-variants of the same bike being viable for a big manufacturer, if they're gonna do something, it needs to be on it's own production line. Honda would need to decide that they want to produce an ADV bike to compete with the KTM's and BMW's, not a COPO special. Used to be the "customer was always right", and the manufacturer would strive to build what you want, now they have marketing departments that try to make you want what they build. One way they used to keep certain models less expensive was to use components one generation behind what is current top shelf; good example is the XR & XR-L - when the CR's moved to USD's, the four-strokes kept conventional forks. I don't know enough about the NC, specifically the frame and headstock durability, but maybe it would be a good base to add some legs off a CR-F to?