I'm with Cruz - the X-Challenge does really well with just 5 gears. Don't get me wrong, a 6th would be better, but that would be pretty far down my wish list. I assume the Husky will have similar gearing, or perhaps slightly taller top to bottom since it has even less dirt pretense.
As much as I'd like to see the Tenere here in the states, this would be a more compelling package to me, other than finding dealerships or trusting Japanese build quality. Especially if the Tenere was priced near $10K as some were speculating.
If the adventure market is really growing like they say, this bike and the Tenere should have a place here. But I'll believ it when I see it.