It's not a sportbike or a tourer, and even a casual glance tells you there's nothing standard about BMW's 2006-spec K1200R. Most of the glances it gets aren't casual at all. And although it does battle in the naked wrestling match featured elsewhere in this issue, there's more to BMW's thumb in the eye-socket of conformity than a scarcity of plastic bodywork. Unlike the average exercise in engineering nonconformity, this one really works. It's not above giving disciples of the Committed Riding Position a look at its taillight on track days. But unlike the average 150-horse racer-replica, the K1200R shines where 90 percent of us spend 90 percent of our riding time--on the street.