Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 — Cycle Torque Magazine

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Return of the Italian Tourer

by Tim Sanford. Pics by Keith

Moto Guzzi’s new 1100 is aimed at the relaxed touring and it suits that and more – an easy to live with big which would be excellent for rides of any length. The bike is in two guises: there is the basic version in either red or black at plus on road costs or the ST comes with panniers, screen, rear carrier and carrier bag for an extra two grand; the we tested came fitted the optional carrier rack. An brake equipped version also be available later in too.

Under Aprilia’s modern Guzzis are no longer the over-engineered beasts they were. great fun most of the but quite unsopoisticated. These bikes like the Breva have much of the charms of the old without the hassles that with them and almost this proud company to the

The mechanicals

Moto Guzzi has on the longditudinal (the final is basically an extension of the crankshaft) engine layout forever and hasn’t changed – in concept at Internally it’s a different however and the engineers have very diligent with the use of performance-enhancing practices to extract power and torque from the

The engine has been redesigned new crankcases, and thanks to the relocation of the (instead of being in-line the crank, it is now situated between the the engine is 4cm shorter than and also now sits further and higher than before. has been paid to the reciprocating and reductions of 10 per cent for significant like con-rods have achieved.

The combustion process from twin-spark ignition, the are located very close to the valves and there is a stepper system in the EFI which ensures starting and warm-up. It all adds up to a user-friendly engine which the riding and touring experience.

by Guzzi used to be magnificently but dreadful to operate; they now like any other ’box – faultless changes every and there is no reason to suspect the will be any less than The dry clutch is a delight to operate and is light – if you’ve got strong you can actually pull it in with one like all dry clutches it’s a bit but I think you’ll like The chassis is a combination of a steel frame and the power unit acts as a stressed member.

Front suspension is by telescopic adjustable for preload and the rear is a progressive linkage adjustable for and preload with a very operated hand ring. The houses the driveshaft and Guzzi has an innovative system called Reactive Shaft Drive.

The works extremely well, no trace of the old torque reaction the shaft but thanks to the original name (’Cardano Reattivo it goes by the hilarious acronym of what you like of that!

used are Brembo calipers all twin 320mm disc up with four-piston calipers and a single disc at the rear a twin-piston caliper. Braided steel lines carry the fluid for the brakes and also for the The Brembos provide all the power and you’ll need, even thrashing the bike and they are light to use.


The panel combines interesting reminiscent of late ’50s with a very modern and analogue information interface. tacho and fuel gauge are and there is digital readout for clock, temperature and so on.

The trip meters merit comment: instead of that fiddling with tiny to set trip meters, the Breva has the module on the left handgrip the headlight switch used to be permanent lights-on legislation in. The sliding switch gives you to Trip 1, Trip 2 and a ‘chrono’ feature. The trip meter gives instant information the bike’s computer: distance average speed, duration of average fuel consumption, fuel consumption (both in and maximum speed.

A very feature of the instrument display is it where it was when you switched off so is no messing about at start-up to get to the scree n you want. In addition to the gauge there is a reserve light and the trip meter to distance travelled on reserve. I run out of fuel on the Breva but no doubt I being both talented and in that tragic activity.

Moto Guzzi Breva 1100

The went for more than before the reserve light – and that’s a good touring in this country. We didn’t get to try the but by the look of the mounting system should be easy to get on and off and be secure locked on. Under the seat is a storage area which is big for spare gloves and perhaps rolled wet-weather gear.

On the road

Relaxed touring is the market and it does the job extremely The big V-twin engine has heaps of low and torque and with its high it rolls along quite Vibration is there, but only at low revs; in the normal rev range expect to use, the engine is smooth.

It can be ridden in relaxed but if you want to cover twisty with a big grin, dial up than 5,000 revs and The big Breva hauls!

The seats – and pillion – are spacious and there is for the passenger to hang on to. I found the extremely comfortable, so much so long periods in the saddle looked forward to. The riding is well laid out and my only is that for long legs, the cylinder head is a little too for comfort in hot weather; if you always leathers it won’t worry you but if a hot day and you’re in jeans, the left will be unhappy.

I found the ride quality to be good at standard suspension adjustment of the preload at the rear is a matter of twisting the adjuster while up front you need a socket or a tube spanner to get a on the hex nut and there’s an appropriate tube in the tool roll. Over than brilliant roads the suspension could be better but it was no big issue.

Of more concern was the clearance – the Breva is fitted a centre stand (the for this is a mystery, there no chain to adjust) and it’s the thing to scrape at lean which are hardly sportsbike The bike is fitted with Roadtec tyres which excellent grip and confidence so it is too to scrape; the centrestand is solid and is the obvious option for more angle but then the front of the will drag. If you want to use the as a tourer but also fancy a bit of a every now and then, you’ll n eed to up the rear preload to give extra clearance – it’s by no the best solution but it’ll

The last word

If a Euro is on your mind, the Moto Breva is an excellent choice. It features which are competitive other Continental brands and it is well priced in either or ST guise. Riding and touring are and the bike, unlike so many before it, is easy to live

Moto Guzzi Breva 1100
Moto Guzzi Breva 1100
Moto Guzzi Breva 1100

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