Why, oh why do I look forward to a pricy mean machine not exactly fit for daily life? Exactly because it's all that. The H2 is getting a power boost for next year—yes, more power!—and that insanity draws me like a moth to a flame.

This bike is like a mistress. You don’t want to ride on it every day, but when your life is in need of excitement, you jump in the saddle and enjoy the freedom and the danger for a little while before going back to your daily routine. This isn’t a rational feeling—I like it because it exists, not because it makes sense. It’s loud, it’s all up in your face, and I love that about it. Why give it a 30-horsepower boost? Because why not.