I read that same article Ed a week ago and agree with everything the magazine said about both machines.But,as the editor commented,I too have to give the nod to the Guzzi basically,cause I'm old school and the Guzzi has floor boards verses pegs and better protection due to the factory wind screen,which I think Honda missed the boat on cause they put that small POS screen on from the factory,and then, made the taller screen an option.Other then those two items,and IMO,both machines are excellent choices for anyone looking for a nice touring machine.The problem I had with the Guzzi is,after road testing three of em,all three ran funky,and the same stealer told me that's the way they run,but after doing more research,I discovered that the particular stealer I went to,didn't know what he was talkin about.What else is new! lol They don't ALL RUN like that.This guy just pulled the machines out of the box,put air in the tires,gas and oil in the motor,and sent you on your way.Well that's NOT how ya sell motorcycles,or anything for that matter.I looked on line and listened to the motors run and the guy riding it just like you were the rider,and it ran and sounded totally different from the ones I drove.And also as the magazine stated,dealers are far and few between which makes it even harder to find a good dealer.So until I drive one that runs like it's supposed to,I won't touch one.But had the Guzzi run like it was supposed to,I would have bought it on the spot.Their loss as I was thoroughly frustrated.DUH!!! Hence the reason I'm still drivin my Tbird.There is another dealer in Ma.,but he's over 100 miles away from me and I haven't had the chance to get down there YET.lol But I will!! Dave!!!