I lust for a Guzzi too... Back in 2001 before I bought the Buell I test rode the stripped California, great bike but the ergos were wrong for me. Looked at the Quota too, better ergos but more $$$. Then AFTER I bought the Buell, they lowered the price on the Quota... I shoulda waited!
Come 2009 and the Buell's extended warranty has expired and I'm shopping for a new bike. Looked at the 750 Breva, damn tempting and bargain priced too. But I went for high tech and bought a BMW F800S... Awesome performance and fuel economy, but a high tech nightmare to fix.
Still wishing I'd bought the 750 Guzzi, it's the closest thing to a new airhead you can buy, though Ural fans might dispute that. Then again, if I wait a little longer Guzzi may come out with a small block 750 Quota and give me the ultimate all rounder bike!
Posted on Jan 30, 2012, 8:37 AM from IP address 126.96.36.199