Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 Motorcycle — First Ride & Review — Motorcyclist Online

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The itinerary read like a of traditional Italian attractions: our grand old hotel in historic we’d ride through to a medieval castle filled magnificent works of art, we’d be treated to a lunch of delicacies.

And then there was the big, red V-twin, naturally.

Guzzi has had its share of problems in years, culminating in the 2004 of parent group Aprilia by giant Piaggio. But with the new V1100, Italy’s oldest finally has a big-inch V-twin for the century.

Guzzi’s age-old, 90-degree air-cooled engine is retained in the big Breva, complete pushrods and two valves per cylinder. A list of updates includes heads, a redesigned lubrication and an alternator repositioned between the There’s a new six-speed gearbox power to a drive-shaft that inside the single-sided aluminum in a new drive system designed to rigidity and eliminate shaft-induced movement.

The Breva’s styling the 750cc version’s, though the bike has twin discs up and a single rear shock of two. It’s an attractive—if heavy—machine, with some details, including the oval and LED rear lights. Bodywork combine with the front to route cooling air to the engine.

Flight of the Wild Goose: with all the new hardware and the thoroughly transverse V-twin, Moto latest still retains the of its forbears, with ample punch and super-stable handling.

of the Wild Goose: Even all the new hardware and the thoroughly massaged

The big V-twin emphasizes its unique when it fires up with a version of Guzzi’s traditional torque reaction. Its cylinder are well clear of my knees, out of below my legs and the wide-topped gas which narrows to provide of legroom. Instead, my view is of the raised handlebar and instrument which incorporates dials for the tach and fuel gauge, a multifunction digital display.

My begins with a blat beautiful but busy Siena, the Breva feels immediately at At a claimed 509 pounds dry it’s not light, but the wide handlebar effortless steering, and the generous lock and low seat aid maneuverability in traffic. The glitch-free Marelli injection and flexible engine the Guzzi keep ahead of the Fiats and screaming scooters.

Best of all is the new gearbox. The short, and positive-shifting change is impressive, and I was surprise when I stopped at a and selected neutral with one and effortless flick of my left That’s one old Guzzi weakness sorted.

Out on the open road in the picture-perfect Tuscan scenery, the big proves grunty in a lazy, and traditional Moto Guzzi Its low-rev juddering smooths at 2000 rpm, from point a tweak of the light-action sends the bike surging at a satisfying rate, with a hollow honk from the exhaust.

Elaborate instrument have often been a signature, and the V1100 Breva is no sporting standard gauges by a multifunction digital screen.

instrument displays have been a Guzzi signature, and the Breva is no

With a claimed maximum of 86 horsepower at 7500 rpm, the is not intended to challenge the likes of Tuono or Ducati’s Monster S4R to a streetfight. It’s far more of a … twin, one designed to ground quickly in a relaxed Under hard acceleration a bit of comes through the broad at about 6000 rpm, but the Guzzi is pleasantly smooth.

The has an adjustable rev-limit light, but I had need of it and spent most of the well short of the tacho’s maximum point. Claimed torque arrives at 6800 and I often found myself right around that Given enough room the would be good for about 130 and it quickly trundled up to 110 mph on a short of deserted road.

But like any bike it soon became above 80 mph, so I slow and go back to enjoying the view. owners will probably be to see the digital display shows fuel mileage in place of a top speed; at a typical pace the tank should be good for over 150 miles. With the windscreen fitted, the Breva is to stay comfortable much than that.

Guzzi’s compact reactive drive (CA.R.C.) reduces jacking common to conventional

Guzzi’s compact reactive drive (CA.R.C.) reduces jacking common to con

This is not intended to handle like a sportbike; it’s too long and for that. But as well as remaining in a straight line it corners enough to be quite fun thanks to steering and a new swingarm/shaft system, works as advertised. I wasn’t of any suspension movement when or closing the throttle.

Suspension is good, too, especially I raise preload—with a nifty adjuster—a bit in back to handle my 200 The easy-to-adjust system will be useful when adding a or luggage, as many Breva are sure to do. Rebound damping is with a screwdriver on both the and the very compliant fork, but I them alone with results.

That extra preload the Breva’s cornering clearance, is a bit lacking on softer settings; the touches down before the feelers. On smooth, clean that prevents me from the limits of the Metzeler Roadtec but the rubber shows its worth on some dusty roads in the

Braking is excellent, too, to the familiar combination of 320mm discs and four-piston Brembo Although it lacks the outright of some modern systems, the provide heaps of feel and the big bike rapidly. Moto is working on an ABS system due next

In the meantime, the Breva’s accessory includes the four-way adjustable plus heated grips, a seat and a luggage system of top-box and tank bag. hooks are standard, along other well-thought-out details as span-adjustable levers, widely mirrors and passenger grab The instrument console even has a on the left bar for toggling through the display—unlike rival firms’ that require taking a off the bar.

These features me Moto Guzzi has made a effort with the Breva, as do the of 60,000 hours the bike has spent at maximum revs on a during reliability testing. a good thing Guzzi’s so thorough, because this is a important bike, one whose will be used as the basis of models, beginning with the aggressively styled Griso at the end of year.

Moto Guzzi’s big new Breva is a that manages to blend a layout and character with comfort and performance to create the best and most advanced yet. Guzzi has suffered false starts in recent but it looks as though this backed by Piaggio’s cash and the old firm is on the way back.


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