If money is most important, it’ll be a Honda. For $13,599 you get the machine we tested here, and if you add the saddlebags for $725, the total is $14,324. Simple. The F 850 GS base price is technically $13,195 but BMW doesn’t import any of those versions—at minimum it’s the Select Package, which includes the quickshifter, heated grips, cruise, Pro ride modes and ABS, traction control, saddlebag mounts, GPS-ready preparation, and the fancy dash, for around $15,800 depending on paint choices. The Premium Package means keyless ride, the LED running light, tire pressure sensors, and the electronic Dynamic ESA suspension for about $1,000 to get to the fully loaded price of $16,920. Add the clever Vario side cases for $1,161 and the price will clear $18,000, which is how we tested the bike. A few thousand bucks delta in price is worthing chewing over, we think.