Thats a pity if the new 660 Tenere isn't sold in the USA, Its right on the money and they sell elsewhere. :huh But dude an XR650R is one awesome trail/enduro mount, plus liquid cooled and fast. There are plenty of "Baja" bits for it and with a bigger front sprocket and dualie tyres you be stylin on the highways too. Being a true Enduro bike, it is more capable off road than a KLR or DR650 too. Get a good one and spend a grand or so on it and you'd be happy. I used a friends one to ride around New Zealand's back roads and 4x4 trails, etc years ago. It had the usual ADV mods; Baja tank (Acrebis), big headlight, little aluminum carrier and dualie tyres. It was great and with knobbys (fitted for 2 weeks through the muddy hills of Taranaki and Wanganui, etc) it was a real dirt weapon. Perhaps with the extra hp they make over a DR650 they may need rebuilds a bit more often, but its worth it for the fun factor and if you make the motor sweet before a big trip I'm sure you'll get 10,000kms+ before it needs any real attention. The other thing they have in their favour is that Honda's are by far the most popular brand in the developing world. So if you need parts in Peru or Sudan, you'll have a reasonable chance of getting some. No such luck with a BMW or KTM I'm afraid, (even Kawasakis for that matter) get outside the capital cities and you are on your own. Sorry I didn't notice that you had SOLD the DR. But your plan sounds good. Getting a nice road bike and starting afresh on an ADV project bike will be fun. Enjoy!