After the first 2 hrs on the Breva 750, the grin was cemented. What a great bike, Aprilia had put it's stamp on it, without loosing the "Guzzi" part of it. The long-throw gearlever was a bit annoying but changes were smooth, quick and light (unlike the old Guzzi trait of "ramming-it-home and THEN some"). Nice torquey motor, easy to ride, not too light in the front end (feels safe, unlike some sporties or the Cagiva Raptor). Pulls well from even below 2000rpm, no hiccups, no surge on the throttle (therefore a well-sorted EFI-system), good brakes (Brembos on OEM braided lines, nice). Shaft reactions are minimal. Very flickable through the bends, a tad less rake in the front would make it even quicker from side to side without sacrificing stability. No noticable flex in the (steel-tube) chassis through rough, tight bends, no trampling or sidestepping, very well mannered and sorted. Unlike other pushrod-engines, this one builds steam rapidly and turbine-like, it's just smooth, no shaking, rattling, no sharp jerks either getting hard on the throttle or off it abruptly... Switches are generic Aprilia, most lights as well. Brakes are sweet and the braided lines do what they're supposed to, nice feedback. The OEM-Bridgestones are doing a good-enough job, would like to try something sticker on it, just curious... Tyre sizing guarantees quick direction-changes and cheap replacement- costs (compared to the 120/180 combos on sporties), they're also skinny enough to do a half-decent job on unsealed roads. All up? Certainly a bike that's easy enough to live with, fairly undemanding to ride slow to mid pace and certainly a joy at higher speeds (but still easy then), commuting, mid-distance touring, for long-distance touring it needs better luggage options, the rear-end doesn't offer much there...no hooks for ties, hardly any attachment points for luggage racks (unless they're specifically made for the model). Weight sitting low in the frame, it's an easy handler by design. Another few hours spent with the Breva 6 weeks later confirmed all the above opinions (and that's all they are). It also showed that ridden by a practiced hand (not me), it can easily hang with sporties and proved a quickish point-to-point bike, despite it's on- paper-lack-of-horsepower. Not fast, but quick from A to B. And, most importantly, FUN while at it!! Being a bit fixated on dual-purpose bikes for the last few years I wouldn't buy a Breva...yet. We're having too much fun with our big chookies, but if a naked-bike would grace the garage, it'd be the Breva. Then again, there's a bit of space in the far left corner, I wonder if... Ah, and it's still a Guzzi, it s h a k e s when you stand at the lights, good sound, too. The little bikini-screen is also quite effective. Very neatly finished, the red paintjob is a headturner, all other items spell good to excellent quality. Great to see Guzzi back with a sort-of-modern bike but still enough of the "old Guzzi" to make it unmistakable.