Who needs a Harley!
Fork seals leaked.
Electrical connection to coils failed.
First Guzzi I have had, although I have had other Italian bikes. Love the V twin sound, the torque, the smooth shaft drive action, and it's a lot of fun to ride for someone of my average build. (1.7m). Good size fuel tank meant decent range, and would happily cruise all day at 110kph effortlessly.
Linked brakes and the rocker gear change action took a bit of getting used to, and the brakes generally could be better.
Paint and chrome finish is typically Italian; not the best around, and you would be pretty disappointed if you had bought this bike new, to see how they deteriorate.
In the 2 years I had it, it never let me down; regular servicing and keeping it running are the key. If you park it long term in the wrong conditions, you will have problems, but that can be said for any bike!
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th October, 2011