Originally Posted by emptym
It is beautiful. Would it be your only bike?
Would you consider painting it? How much would that cost?
Edit: after having read through the thread, I now have to say I love your old BMW and might agree that that Ducati you posted on the first (and maybe fifth?) page, is the baddest looking bike. I say "might" because I do love Moto Guzzi's for looks. No idea about their reliability though.
That's another option, it's very similar to the yellow one aside from the seat/cowl, clamp/bars/mirrors, exhaust, and some of the running gear. (note Ohlins reservoir shocks on the yellow one). The tank is differently shaped as well. I really like both, but I like the cafe styling of the Sport 1000 (esp. the cowl) a lot better than the GT styling of the GT1000.
It wouldn't be my only bike, but it would be my primary bike since it would be much safer than the old Bim. I might consider painting it, but I do like the yellow color and it's historically accurate to the '70s 750 it's based on. It would also be more visible = a little safer.
Guzzis are nice, very similar to BMWs in mechanical terms, but I don't like most of the recent styling and they are a little heavy.