Nothing against Triumph's 675, but it's only slightly too big to fit in my pocket. Das Boxer, however, is roomy enough to accommodate long summer weekends on the road. Ours is barely broken in, but it's clearly one rapid piece of equipment on the street, and without the 12,000-rpm histrionics or 15 gear changes per mile of some smaller, fizzier alternatives. Factor in nimble handling, optional hlins suspension at both ends and an easy 200 miles per 4.5-gallon tank of 91-octane unleaded and I'm there, almost. Loaded up with heated grips, ABS you can switch off, hlins and the obligatory 6-inch-wide rear wheel, the price on this Shine Yellow example is $16,575. Ouch. I could live with the basic R1200S, but even that sets you back $14,700. Maybe I just need to rethink my priorities. Ramen noodles aren't that bad for you, are they?