Funny - Id take a Norge over a Connie or St1300 any day. Yeah, it doesnt have 140+ Hp, but, do you really need that with a ST bike ? It does have a TON of torque and thats what you need. Ive ridden a few Guzzi and admitdly,untill you know how the bike reacts and feels, it is strange, but, one yo usee and feel how they react they are awesome bikes. The test ride doesnt due them justice, you really need a couple of hundred miles before one can truelt evaluate them.
Plus as a bounus, the Mtot Guzzis have a soul, they arent some bland ,cookie cutter , one of 150k kind of bike. Last year MG brought 1100 bikes in to the states, Kawasaki easliy bought 250k , Honda probally 750k . Guzzis arent for everbody and thats part of thier charm, kind of like Ducati, but, on a smaller scael -