I need it to be fairly badass and sleek. Price is no object. Character is a bit flashy, and likes to go fast. In his late 30's, and an experienced rider, so able to handle something trickier to ride. He uses it mainly to get around Paris, so I want a standard, street bike, but he'll also want something for longer trips, so maybe something in the sport touring range in addition to the naked bike.
I've taught myself the general terms, but am clueless about brands and models.