For 20 years, I've been riding a /5 with an R100S motor and front end. When I first got the thing, it was in pieces and I had to figure it all out without the internet, or any friends who knew the bikes. On a parts run to Blue Moon Cycles in GA, I saw the shop guys roll out a MK1 Guzzi Le Mans and take it for a test run. That made a real impression on me, and while I was thrilled with my BMW, I knew that I would someday need to get one of those Guzzis. This summer, I found a T3 project bike that had all the necessary attributes, and I went and got it. So now, I'm spending all my evenings out there in the shop working on it, figuring out what's good and what's not. Though I promised myself I'd just bang it together, ride it, and see what it needs before stripping it, it is now completely dismantled. Ooops! I knew it would be that way, but I guess I just couldn't admit it. So how's it going to be riding it? It had always been my impression that they were similar in concept, but a bit smoother and slicker. Less agricultural. Maybe more rev-happy.Now that I've read and learned more about them, as you do once you've jumped in with both feet, I don't know if my hunches were correct. I'm not doubting that I'll like it, I'm just curious how those of you with experience in both bikes would compare the two. Power delivery characteristics? handling? clunky shifting? speed? smoothness? I was going to put up pictures now, but just realized that I havent put my pictures of it on a host site, maybe tomorrow. Thanks in advance for your input.