Purpose: Capture the build of my 2014 Super Tenere! What: In Nov 2018 I purchased this 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere (standard) with 32k miles for $6700 at Love Motorsports in Homosassa, FL. Build Theme: Goal is to build the bike as my ultimate commuter and road trip motorcycle. I'll buy a second bike for dirt, but this may or may not ever see the dirt. We'll see. Why: Skip if not interested. I've been riding a $900 1999 BMW K1200RS as my keep me riding while I do lots of life changes, moves and financial change experiences. I'm through most of that and wanted a new bike that met my wants. My riding now (location, family, time) is daily commuting, a few cross country trips for work and a rare road camping trip each year. My requirements were: 1. Comfort (tall person) 0 deg lean, 2. Reliability, 3. Maintenance costs (more than initial cost), 4. fuel range, 5. Fun/Grin, 6. 900+ mile day comfort capable carry lots of gear, 7. electronic cruise control (capable if not OEM), 8. ABS, 9. OEM factory tubeless wheels My preference were: 1. DCT, 2. 87 octane, 3. OEM electronic cruise control, 4. shaft drive The struggle: My favorite bike was my KTM 1190 ADVR. Did 22k miles in 9 months and loved every one. Also loved my NC700X. Like Guzzis in general. I dont think I'm alone in saying I like lots of motorcycles and the one I like the most changes daily... I finally narrowed it down to: 1. Honda VFR1200X DCT, 2. KTM 1290 ADV or ADVR, 3. 2014+ GSA, 4. 2014+ Yamaha Super Tenere. I like a value buy, getting a good deal. I dont trust used KTM 1xxx that I dont know 100% that the air box was changed to a really good solution. That made me lean to new for KTM with $400 for airbox fix. For the GSA, wanted cruise control so 2014+, same for Super Tenere. The VFR's DCT and 4 cyl engine made it a top choice, the lack of OEM cruise (veefour aftermarket avail) and worst range of the group brought it down. On the final week, I decided on VFR or Super Tenere and would pull the trigger on "best value". I made a not so aggressive offer on a used VFR in FL that has been on cycle trader for a long time and couldnt get them to budge. Made offers on 3 different S10s and settled on this one as "best value". Leaving Atlanta, took wife's SUV and trailer down to FL and picked up the motorcycle! Prefer fly and ride but time, flight availability, dealer distance from airport and relatively close/short drive made the decision easier. Below is a photo from the cycle trader listing.