In the end, there can be only one. And that one is the Triumph Bonneville T100.
Its competitor, the BMW G650GS, was a worthy candidate. Far more versatile, practical, can go more places, gets better mileage, has impressive technology, is more upright and comfortable, and would have been the perfectly logical choice.
Thank goodness that buying a bike has nothing to do with logic, and everything to do with emotion. The emotion when you admire it from every angle, when you hit the starter, when you snick into first and pull away, when on a deserted mountain road with the entire world surrounding you.