Having ridden smaller bikes for years, I moved up to the Breva, looking for something that I could stand to ride on longer journeys. It is precisely what I wanted: comfortable, nice looking, good performance. It is not as fast as some larger bikes, but performs as well as other bikes its size. It isn't too large to manhandle. The handling is safe and predictable. The one fault I had with it (leaking rear differential--bad casting) was repaired by the dealer, but it took a good while to get the parts from Guzzi in Italy. My dealer was very helpful, and the guaranteed ride program meant I had a loaner the entire time. I ride this bike to work, take longer trips on weekends, and have gone more than 500 miles in a day on it without serious discomfort; I am in my 60s, so stiffness is a problem in every vehicle. There are many nice touches, such as the clock and thermometer in the speedo and the very large reserve fuel tank. As an older rider, I am less interested in blinding speed than in reliable and predictable handling, which the Breva 750 does extremely well. It will easily cruise at 85 all day, with only a slight buzz in the handlebars. The mufflers/catalytic converters make it very quiet, so I can leave in the morning without waking my neighbor's baby. It is well designed for average-sized people, and the looks are eye-catching.