2007 Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport Introduction Report —

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Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport

2007 Moto Guzzi Sport Introduction Report

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When I the new Moto Guzzi Breva than a year ago, the thing that prevented me crowning it with a Perfect title was the nice but somewhat 1100 motor. However, this year, while the 1200 Norge tourer, all I think of while enjoying the oomph was: `for sake why can’t they put fine engine in other Guzzi models?’

The swearing was justified, in my humble opinion. In past, you’d have to a lifetime for an Italian factory to on and renew its offerings. Luckily, the in the reformed Piaggio group is different nowadays. No more around till clients and beg for improvements or simply drop hoping. After setting the sight of offering at least new models per year, things fast even in the very village of Mandello del Lario.

what a stonking engine the turned out to be and the enthusiastic reactions the press, no time was lost in the healthy mill into is basically a Super Breva. thinking fulfilled, and mighty too.

The Sport moniker sweet memories among but don’t let that carry you too much. Back in `72, the of the Guzzi 750 Sport shot the into the high-performance battle then against the likes of and KZ900. However, this Sport is clearly not a GSXR but rather a nice big-bore

A quick glance proves the term Sport carries a different meaning in Mandello

The transformation of the sweet Breva a more aggressive tool with the aforementioned engine The claimed figures for the actually mill are 95 hp at 7800 rpm with foot-pounds of torque 6000 pretty much the same as in the Seemingly, not many changes in were effected and that’s fine with me.

In order to the Breva a more aggressive and stance, a small fly screen was over the big front headlamp and importantly, the tall cast halves have been by a single stubby tubular It’s got a typical Streetfigther and is fixed to the triple clamp low risers.

There are other as well. There is now adjustable at both ends; the fork got a treatment to the legs for reduced while wave-type rotors the fully circular discs of the Breva. A humped rear with an optional racy and a carbon like finish to the give the otherwise sedate-looking of the Breva a more purposeful

The verdict when facing the from up close? Nice, but too much Breva has been in there. Those front panels with their accents hovering above the heads are out of pace in this context.

Otherwise, it’s got a cool look with the commanding black color enhanced by the accents that have a than passing resemblance to number plates.

Swing a leg the thing and it’s hard to the impact of those flat on the seating position. The original bars put you in an almost big-trailie while here, the rider’s torso is canted forward notably, to the point where testers in the launch event about the long reach to the For me it was spot-on, reminding me more anything of the riding position in my GSXR-based streetfighter.

Blipping the in the parking lot is quite a tease; the bark reflected from the of the old factory is a nice tell-tale Moving on slowly at first, all the of the original Breva is here though the quick and light do not create the same shock anymore. Better get used to the truck-like steering manners of of yore are gone forever.

as slick are the gear changing and response. While dealing the traffic along the shore of Lake, the 1200 Sport cleanly from 2000 already exhibiting some grunt in the process. As already in the Norge 1200 test, the in capacity has enhanced the Mandello with even nicer down low the rev range.

We only a few hours of riding planned so of taking the long way around, — our trusty lead and road tester — us straight to the nearest twisty He doesn’t wait too much rolling on in earnest and the 1200 out to be a tool that lets you pushing with confidence the word go. Roll on with driving out of turns, and the 1200 with a strong pull, the of which you could only of with the 1100 mill.

Between hairpins the Sport speed in an impressive manner and five or six thousand rpm things get interesting. 95 horsies might not like much these but the Sport puts down the down in an extremely effective way and in 40-70 mph road dotted some really slow the wide powerband lets you get with very little changing.

The only item initially bothers me is the strong braking, that coupled a dab on the rear brake tends to up the rear while downshifting for The solution is to downshift much and accompany the move with throttle blipping.

Although a shafty, the CARC system a good job canceling torque at the rear, but just like on the system can’t get rid of the effect Get used to that and it becomes a distraction, but for now, I’m enjoying the extra precision the flatter bars give. It not amount to much, but the little weight over the front this Super Breva reactive than the 1100 while front end feedback is as well.

After this medium-length climbing session our guide is in bad of a cigarette and we stop in the empty lot leading to a ski resort above the Up here, sly smiles abound. used to be … rider like connoisseur’s wine to be in slow sips, yet this one is a good shot of grappa and can out a little devilish grin in experienced as he might be.

Checo that everybody’s looking for hotter action and suggest we do the (in)famous Pian di Razzinelli climb. The road has been in the past in numerous open races. Sounds good our photographic session has been anyway (hence the PR shots at — so let’s go.

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport

The pace hotter and for most of the time the 1200 handles very with the increased loads the Metzler M3 tires have no coping with anything we at them. It steers pretty considering the 510 pounds (claimed) of When you’re pushing and for it, the engine’s got no problem climbing 8000 rpm; it actually it.

Even if there’s no real in stretching it that far, nice to know that another 1200 pushrod — namely the Buell this thing doesn’t hit a up high the rev range.

. this one is a good shot of grappa and can out a little devilish grin in

The brakes, although not of the latest fashion, supply very deceleration rates with of feel. These wave-type might lack the classy but they sure work. If an increase in fork preload help here, but I didn’t time to play with the

The one limit to the overall sporty lies in the footpegs. Close reveals that the cast members that also as footpeg brackets have not changed from the Breva. So indeed plenty of leg room for creatures like me, but while at a 95 percent pace, you have to the ball of your feet on the in order to save your and eventually, the pegs do drag.

these brackets can’t be that easily with rearsets as they are pretty big and a complex shape. To put in the right you’d have to be following a mad tester around on his home to reach this kind of

We finish our Hill climb err. sorry, I mean and the stunt-oriented journos celebrate in a burn out session in the little square. For the ride down I ask for a treat. In view of possible use, Guzzi has developed a kit that includes polished tracts and a pair of cool open Lafranconi silencers, as as a dedicated EFI chip and higher-compression

The kit’s spec sheet at least 100 rear wheel There’s such an equipped on hand and I ask for/grab the keys as as the bike is free. And boy, a difference! The Duc Monster style kit emits a deep, almost loud bark. I almost guilty for the noise I am making but the way free-flowing bits transform the delivery is nothing short of

I wouldn’t be surprised if there indeed an extra 10 hp down as the thing really jumps on throttle openings. It just to show you how strangled these big must be in order to pass the Euro 3 emissions.

Nice way to the day. On paper, Guzzi did a bin special: a Breva frame, a engine and some goodies in. The reality? It not only works, but the 1200 and Breva have an different character. Need I which one I’d rather?

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Specifications Courtesy of Moto

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport

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