It's the BMW for people who don't like BMWs. Massive, dense and blatantly mechanical, Motorcyclist's 2005 Motorcycle of the Year resembles an oversized H&K; submachine gun because that's essentially what it is. Brutally fast, yet surprisingly sophisticated, it was the strongest production BMW we'd tested back then, putting 141 horsepower to the pavement at 10,250 rpm. That's enough to tag 60 mph 3 seconds after a green light, click off mid-10-second quarter-miles at 130 mph and leave Ducati's Monster S4R sniffing the Beemer's Electrolux-sized muffler. Aside from abrupt off-idle response, the 1157cc heart of the matter is ready and willing from 3500 rpm. But it's thirsty: A gallon of super-unleaded goes in 43 miles if you're good, 27 if you're not.