Also picked up a 2009 Tenere for £4500 from the aforementioned dealer. I absolutely love it. I've ridden it on fire roads and short 'back lanes'. I was a fan of Bm's having had 1150 and 1200 GS's. While they are great tourers, once they are taken onto something less black and level they show their weaknesses, ie bulky, heavy. Boxers shown competing are virtually stripped and rebuilt with very expensive very light bits I would say. Also lack the tent, luggage etc etc. The Tenere still feels like a big bike physically (I like the feel and height/presence of a big bike) but with the added benefit of fuel economy and simplicity of a thumper, and still able to carry touring gear. Only thing is picking it up .................! Twice! Seems as hard to pick up as the Gs's. Think that is down to age related bodily deterioration as much as anything. It is a tall bike.........lever/fulcrum etc.
But god it's such a good looker any faults pale into insignificance.......gorgeous. And £700 off rrp. Bargain!
Only fly in the ointment was having to have black.........desperately wanted red/white. Don't know why they discontinued the best colour scheme.