It was either this Guzzi or the V7 Racer; I steered the kid this way. If you’re going to spend $9,990 for a bike, why not spend $12,990 and get one that’ll curl your hair a little, no? It can’t be retro because it never went away-o, and this 8-valve Guzzi produces an actual 95 rear-wheel horsepower and 73 pound-feet of rich Italian 90-degree V-Twin deliciousness. Roughly twice as much as the V7.

2014 Retro Roadster Comparo