Here's what an ideal commuter bike should be: reliable, inobtrusive, comfortable. It should be a bike that can be ridden every day, regardless of weather or road surface. It should be a bike that can be locked up for hours at a time without concern. It should be relatively inexpensive and ultimately replaceable. Basically, it is none of the bikes that follow. But, man, do we want them anyway.
There is a certain type of person that can (and does) pay the price of a decent used car for a "commuter bike," and that type of person is probably one who doesn't commute. However, if your commute consists of a leisurely ride from your massive studio apartment to your equally massive design studio, perhaps these are the bikes for you. Check out 10 Outrageously Expensive Commuter Bikes We Want Anyway.