For a company oftentimes accused of soullessness in an industry built upon an altar of passion, Honda’s been the epicenter of controversy since word of the RC213V-S and its corresponding price tag became public knowledge. Judging by the comments to the RC213V-S Review, the Video Review, and our ever-colorful Youtube commenters, it seems as though some can justify the bike’s valuation while many others cannot.

Like the opposing sides of the abortion, gay marriage and climate change debates, I doubt this list will sway existing opinions that the RC213V-S is nothing but a “high-priced dust collection device.” But, had I the financial wherewithal to purchase one, here’s 10 means of justification I’d use to convince myself the decision was a sound one.