Equipped with an excellent six-speed gearbox and Magneti Marelli fuel injection, the 1064cc invocation of Guzzi's venerable air-cooled pushrod twin sidesteps most of the tribulations that trouble elder versions of a design first introduced in 1967. "It's a 100,000-mile engine," says Ed Milich of www.guzzitech.com. Everything above and below those big 92 x 80mm Nikasil-coated cylinders is dramatically overbuilt. Weighing nearly 550 pounds with a full tank of super-unleaded, some would accuse the V11 of being overweight. And the 80 horses that arrive at the rear wheel at 7750 rpm won't impress the GSX-R contingent. But to committed Guzzisti, such numbers are ephemeral. A Guzzi is forever. OK, almost.