In the for-what-it's-worth department, the January 2011 issue of Motorcycle Consumer News has a four page "first impression" article on the 2012 Super Tenere. Overall, they appear to like the machine, making most of their comparsons with the BMW R1200GS (which, by the way, they like better).
Here are some of the salient points from the article. MSRP: $13,900, Engine: 1099cc liquid-cooled 26 degree slant-block parallel twin, Transmission: wide-ratio six speed, Final drive: shaft with hypoid gear, Fuel capacity: 6.0 gal, Saddle height: 33.25 or 34.25, Electronics: integrated ride-by-wire throttle and traction control, Brakes: combined ABS, Wet weight: 575 lbs.
Accessories available (presumably OEM Yamaha): heated grips: $399.95, alloy-clad nylon bags with mounts: $1089.95, top box: $369.95, bag liners: $39.95 (sides) and $49.95 (top), tank bag: $149.95, crash bars: $449.95, 35mm lower seat: $239.95, clear headlight guard: $99.95, longer & wider windshield: $119.95, supplemental side deflectors: $79.95, aluminum skid plate: $199.95.
If my calculations are correct, a fully accessorized Tenere will end up being something like $17,190 (excluding dealer prep, TT&L). That must be one h*ll of a motorcycle, or at least one h*ll of an expensive motorcycle. According to MCN, it will be avaliable in early 2011.
I believe I'll stick with my humble, and entirely acceptable for me, 2008 Versys and spend the difference on other neat stuff - like, perhaps, another Versys.