This year I bought my 1100 sport with 14,000k on clock. As I write 28.12.11 in 12 months Gloria and I have ridden 20,000k together. Bought specifically to take me to Mugello, I also used it for Jerez Moto GP as a test run. We road home to UK in one 23 hour day, 1,477 miles! Whilst it never missed a beat, on its run to Mugello, it burnt out two batteries, melted back disc! and lights failed at midnight near track. Road home to UK in one go, 1,050 miles.
It is absolutley brilliant to ride and at 100 mph / 160kph really comfy. Electrics have been its down side. Regulator packing up in Metz,the second time it has reached a garage on a low loader.
Whilst my 1200 Bandit has travel 84,000 miles without one problem, the Guzzi put by far the biggest smile on your face.
Biggest problem, my wife will not do more than 40 miles on pillion seat.
As for vibrations, love them, you know she is alive, you can feel it, become involved with her.
To me its is a classic shape, like a E type Jaguar, timeless.