after getting various useful opinions here ahead of my upcoming move to Laos, I sold my R1200R for the Tenere.
And it's, ahem, very different
I've had various problems with it, including a wee crash, made different mods to it in preparation for Laos. All of which is documented in a blog: http://densten.wordpress.com
Anybody interested in the Ten and riding in S-E Asia may find it useful.