I have owned my 4V Griso for two years now and love it.
I did think recently that I might fancy a change, and had a go on the new CB1000R.
Great bike - more agile, faster and of course smoother than the Guzzi, but despite all that, I remained unconvinced.
When I got back, the salesman convinced me to try their B-King demo bike.
Better, but something just wasn't there that my Griso had.
When I got back on my Griso, everything felt right again.
I'm 46 now, and have been riding bikes without a break since I was 18.
Up until 2 years ago when I bought the Guzzi, every bike I have owned has been Japanese - mainly in line fours of some description or another.
I don't think I will ever go back to a Japanese bike now.