So let’s call this what it is: a mild, very mild update on a machine we’ve come to appreciate over the years. Do these alterations put it back to the head of the class? No, they don’t. But the Connie also isn’t playing for the same kind of dough, either. At $15,499, the 2015 Concours14 ABS undercuts everything in the class. (Incidentally, the 2014 Connie started out at $16,199 but its MSRP was reduced to $15,499 during the year. Plus, there are dealer incentives of $1,000 still running on the ’14 bike.) Yamaha’s non-ES version of the FJR clocks in at $15,890, while Honda’s two offerings (neither of which is a current 2015 bike, by the way) are $15,999 for the luggage-less VFR1200F and $18,230 for the ST1300. BMW’s R1200RT is a natural cross-shop, too, and while it ostensibly starts at $17,700, we’ve been told by BMW that relatively few base models will be imported; realistically, this is a $20K motorcycle. A bit ironic, isn’t it, that the sport-touring machine that once dominated the category is now the value leader?