... Because it is outrageously good. I agonized over this and was looking at the Suzuki GSR750, the Kawasaki Z750, and the Ducati Monster 696. Never got any time on either the Suzuki or Kawasaki but decided against the inline 4 anyways, mainly cause this is my main transport into the city etc. The v twin on the monster was amazing, but in the end I prefered the striples extra features. So I've been riding today, did about 150k, of course I'm still wearing in and was limited to 5000rpm, but f%*k me that thing is like a rocket off the line, even with a really tight motor, gear box and suspension. I've got nothing but amazement right now. I know it sounds like I'm bragging, but I spent hours on forums and sites trying to work out which bike to get, so I hope this can help anyone else with the same choices.