I have one pal who loves his Africa Twin DCT, and another who loves his Ténéré 700. Both of those guys agree that the T7 is sportier and was the better value. The Yamaha is also quite a lot lighter and more compact than the Honda. The Honda is priced about $5,000 more than the Yamaha. I have not ridden either bike. I have ridden a KTM 690 Enduro. It is taller than the KLR, has a hard-edged feel that is typical for a KTM, abrupt throttle response, and a really awkward fueling arrangement with limited capacity. It costs at least $4,000 more than the T7. When I bought my KLR, the dealer had no T7s in stock. If one had been available I would have been sorely tempted to go blue.