If you're after nifty technology, the Ténéré has it. The base-model has plenty of electronic rider aids, including three-level traction control (TCS1, TCS2, and off), linked ABS, two ride modes (Sport and Touring), and a really slick new cruise control system. The D-Mode ride modes were tweaked to create a more distinct difference between Touring and Sport. It worked: Touring is very soft, while Sport has sharper response, perhaps too sharp off closed throttle at lower engine speeds. The modes are useful, though, and I found myself switching between the two often, favoring the mellower response of Touring on wet roads and loose dirt, and Sport for everything else.