2008 Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport

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Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport

2008 Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport

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As the old saying “ You never get a second chance to a first impression ”. The Breva not worry as it makes a very and positive one. After my glance I thought “ Wow, motorcycle’s like a piece of art work ”. The lines of the bike are perfectly and the way all of the components flow one another has to be seen in person so one can all of it.

From the single front nestled under the slim screen to the beautifully arched gas to the rounded rear and single swing arm, care was by the engineers and designers to get every just right. A testament to the that Carlo Guzzi set 90 years ago.

Moto has a long history of producing quality motorcycles. The company back to 1919 when the prototype was built (known as the which was named after Emanuele Vittorio Parodi and Guzzi [Guzzi-Parodi]) in the Mandello del workshop. In 1921 the “ Società Moto Guzzi ” was created, to “ and sell motorcycles and other relevant to or associated with the and mechanical industries “. This principal from years ago holds true today the introduction of the Breva 1200

Hop aboard the Breva and you’re with instrumentation that’s clear and concise. Insert and the key and you’ll notice the Moto logo appears in the digital which is embedded in three analog gauges. One for the tachometer, and gas gauge.

On top of the gauges are the standard warning to show the status of the turn high beams, neutral hazards, oil and ABS (if so equipped [Europe only]). Each light is coded so if a potential problem that calls for your you’re made aware of it; the lights are unobtrusive and fit nicely the whole theme of the motorcycle.

One you won’t find is a redline on the tachometer as a red light will once you approach the rev limiter. I across the red light a few times I had to test it) which made me that it was time to shift so the effect (capturing your was achieved.

While the logo is displayed, watch the needle sweep from 0 to 180 degrees and to 0 again. Push the starter and the 90° V-Twin, air cooled 4 … comes alive. The rumble the engine creates is a symphony of and with a compression ratio of it will extract every it can from its displacement.

Most use a high compression ratio in engines because it allows an to produce more power; this may lead to engine With the volume of the fuel/air being compressed to approximately of its normal volume when the reaches the top of its travel the Breva good usable power any complications. Bore and … is 95 x mm which gives a bore/… of 1.16.

Thus the engine is over square or considered a engine which is a positive since a shorter … less friction and less on the crankshaft.

A 2-1 exhaust system (with converter) comes standard and has a carbon fiber cover. I preferred Moto Guzzi use carbon fiber instead of material or at the very least the system in its bare metal The Breva has sophistication on its side and makes it appear cheap and looking.

Fuel injection is by a Magneti Marelli unit; with 45 mm throttle bodies, injectors, Lambda control sensor) and twin spark Throttle response was crisp and appeared to be no lag between my wrist the engine and the rpm’s increasing. injection is something we all take for today and it’s a hard to master but fortunately for us Moto has struck the right balance of atomization.

Click through the six gear box and you’ll soon aware of the ample torque ft. lbs. at 6,000 rpm) available to you. Combine with 95 HP at 7,800 rpm and you have a that can be as docile as you want it to be or alive like a fire dragon. I chose the former I didn’t want to bin a brand new as I made the journey home picking it up.

Of course that soon disappeared as I became familiar with my new steed.

of the gear box it’s been some time since ridden a shaft driven My first bike (a 1983 Custom 650 CX) was a shaft drive and to say it was a riding experience would be an Thankfully times have and the Compact Reactive Shaft that the Breva uses is

Shifts through the double dry clutch were quick and with all the power being to the rear tire effortlessly.

Now let me ask the question for you since I know on your mind: What’s shaft drive or chain? The it depends. Your choice depend upon the decision on or not to have the ability to change the and chain or to just go out riding minimal effort about

Knowing those facts, the transmission works extremely so prospective buyers shouldn’t be by a shaft driven motorcycle.

with the added weight of the transmission, the Breva didn’t like a large overweight It weighs in at 504.85 lbs with a of 58.50 in. and a width of 33.06 in. Not a sport lightweight by any means but not a cross country tourer Those concerned with clearance need not worry as 7.28 in. of room.

The seat is 31.52 in. so if you’re vertically you might need to adjust the accordingly and/or purchase a seat. I normally don’t myself with this I’m 6’ 2” so flat footing a motorcycle is an issue for me. My biggest problem to be the rider triangle (the between the seat, handlebar and pegs) where my legs and get cramped.

Here again the shines as I neither felt nor fatigued during long of riding.

A tubular cradle, tensile steel chassis the skeleton. Suspension setup in the is a conventional style fork in diameter with TIN surface (Tinalox – titanium nitride and oxide). It’s adjustable for preload and has 4.7 inches of travel. Out is a Sachs shock absorber is adjustable in rebound and preload I found the suspension a little for my tastes in its stock form but capable none the less.

Although I would’ve liked to more granular adjustment after a few changes to stiffen up the it felt sportier and less a cruiser.

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport

Front brakes are mounted (as opposed to their mounted counterparts) Brembo 320 mm stainless steel floating (wave type) with calipers. The rear brake is a 282 mm steel fixed disc a 2-piston caliper. Steel brake lines aid in stopping (eliminating the rubber lines reduce lever squishiness).

I’m used to brakes that very little effort in of lever pull to haul a liter bike from digit speeds, the Breva’s appears weak but does do a job.

To keep you connected the road the Breva has Marchesini spoke, light alloy shod with Metzler M3 tires. Having had the chance to all weather conditions the M3’s confidence inspiring and felt whether they were on gravel or on a newly paved Standard tires sizes are (120/70 ZR17 in the front and ZR17 in the rear) so replacement options shouldn’t be a concern.

the early morning sun was upon me was on the agenda. I made a plan to do a of long distance riding with a few short trips. I was to see whether or not the Breva was better at one or the or did both equally well.

I to map out routes which consisted of bridges, different types of and of course curvy roads. Out on the the Breva was rock solid and the changes I made gave me feedback so I knew exactly was going on underneath me.

As time passed and I become with all of the Breva’s subtleties I off to roads that had multiple and long sweepers so that I pick up the pace to see just how the 1200 Sport really Compared to a true race it will show signs of but other bikes that are in its should be warned. This is one cool and collected motorcycle gives the rider the ability to riding at a rapid pace fear since the only factor would be ones ego local law enforcement).

The Breva most comfortable between rpm’s and to keep it there I around one gear lower I normally do. Crack the throttle and the eats up the tarmac faster you can blink and you’ll soon be speeds that shouldn’t be on public roads. Of course within the speed limit is as fun since the Breva has ample of torque ready to be released you know how to find it.

I found to the local mall just as as a 300 mile ride. Plenty of would stop and strike up a about how the Breva looks or had about Moto Guzzi It was definitely an experience that I used to as even though my R1 is in its own right, there are quite a few Not so when you ride the Breva.

You that when you stop at a gas or at the parking lot where this bike night is being at that you’re probably to be the only one there riding type of motorcycle.

Now if there just so happens to be Breva within your group or at the local bike then Moto Guzzi has you there as well. They numerous accessories like bags, lowered seats, racks, alarm systems and my one of them all – carbon fiber Now you can rest assured that these additions yours certainly be unique.

If performance are what you’re looking for Guzzi supplies two racing Level 1 includes velocity a 2-2 racing style exhaust and a ECU. Level 2 consists of 1 along with polished on high-compression racing heads.

either one of these kits HP and torque are sure to improve so the demon within you should be

Style, beauty and grace. The Sport encompasses all of these This is truly a machine for that love to ride and to experience the pure essence of All the Italian character and charm you want can be yours for only $ .

Visit Moto Guzzi ) to learn more about the 1200 Sport and other models they produce.

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport


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