Okay, I know Guzzis are alleged to be much, much cheaper to run and possibly even more reliable ... :huh ... and that Ducatis these days tend to be faster. BUT, which feel the best to ride? I am talking mainly engine feel - you know that heartbeat thing that Ducatis have. Do Guzzis do that too? Nevertheless, what about the chassis side? Guzzis used to handle. Do they still? Are they capable of that same precision and near magically rewarding steering you can get from a Duc? I suppose this should be in Beasts as my primary interest is in whether this: (Pic, ashonbikes.com) Could feel as good to ride as this: (Pic: ashonbikes.com) But as neither manufacturer has much of a following among Beasty types, I thought I'd get more input here. For reference, I ride this: ... which feels fabulous in both respects but you can see why I am looking at panniers. Especially as I have an enthusiastic pillion, who likes camping. I have ridden Guzzis, but a long time ago. On the two bikes in question, I know the Multi is sportier, the Guzzi more toury and dirty. Can a Guzzi generate that same excitement some Ducs can offer even when just tooling down the road near the speed limit? Thoughts invited from the cognoscenti.