Originally Posted by forrestlaw
The major thing I am concerned about on the Guzzi is what happens to the bike if one happens to crash. I haven't seen any frame sliders or engine protection. Basically, there does not seem to be many aftermarket parts available for the Guzzi. But, the Bonneville has tons of aftermarket stuff.
Our Guzzi was "dropped" the same day we picked it up from the paint shop. The engine guard that we bought from Moto International protected everything (had to replace the clutch lever) that I would have been concerned about.
New clutch lever, a couple deep breaths, and we were on our way again.