Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 vs. Buell Lughtning XB12Ss vs. Ducati S2R 800…

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Moto Guzzi Breva 1100

Moto Guzzi Breva vs. Buell Lughtning XB12Ss vs. S2R 800

Whether you got into bikes by Barry Sheene flicking a at King Kenny, by looping-the-loop on granny’s Honda C90 or re-living the racer culture of your dad’s long lost bikes like these V-twins we have here you eternally grateful that you the leap from pedalling to a throttle. And make you pity who didn’t. They’re bikes to be ridden simply for the fun of it.

So simply for the fortified for an Autumn day’s by a stack of the Old School café’s sarnies and centrally heated by of tea, we head south to on this trio of V-twins.

however, the introductions. The Moto Breva V1100 is, according to Guzzi, the first in a new generation of from the Italian outfit marks the beginning of a new era. heard this one before, so we see.

From across the we have the Buell XB12Ss The extra ‘s’ denotes it’s the new long wheelbase of the Lightning XB12S that’s to be more comfortable for its rider and of a balancing act for pillions. Why the ‘s’ is in case is a mystery.

Lastly we have Ducati’s S2R. The air-cooled 800cc S2R has all the (but not the ugly radiator) of the cooled S4R but costs several pounds less and fits the Monster range between the 620s and the bigger 1000s.

yards of riding the Breva it’s obvious that Guzzi is at last on the right The motor looks like classic twin but is totally the crankcases have been and the alternator moved from the of the engine to behind the

cylinders, so the is now shorter. Inside, the 77bhp has new con rods and lighter pistons, with numerous detail The result is an engine that’s and less clattery than any Guzzi twin yet still has of character.

Both the Buell and the twins encourage plenty of but although the Guzzi motor is far sophisticated than it used to be, still an engine that’s at its pleasant when you use the low-down All three bikes have the quoted top speed of 135mph, but the is the bike whose performance you can use the thanks to its touring bias and the screen.

The Breva’s overall quality is a improvement. I remember looking at I thought was a second-hand California, to discover that it was a brand new one factory-fitted rust. The Breva’s a looking bike, too. of the plastic chrome around the is a bit tacky and the screen not pretty, but the is sharp and tasteful. Red stitching on the is a nice touch and the finish on the and subrame very smart.

its looks to the BMW R1200ST — logical rival both in and in the showroom — and it’s an victory to Italy.

We spent minutes trying to guess the CARC acronym on the final unit stands for but soon up. Silly us. It’s simply Reattivo Compatto’ or compact drive shaft if you want it in The driveshaft runs inside the casting and the shaft and bevel are allowed to float, which the rising and squatting effect you get a traditional shaft drive accelerating and shutting off the throttle.

The gearbox is also totally new while a big improvement over the old is still clunky and slow with Japanese boxes and agricultural than a BMW Boxer’s. the one part of the Breva that’s it back in the past. But cheer up, Guzzi, for we’ll be coming to the gearbox soon.

Within a few miles it’s obvious the Breva V1100 is a very bike to the other two. The and Buell are perfect for today’s along the A272 in Hampshire, by afternoon tea and the ride home; any much longer would backs and arms starting to But the Breva is more tourer fun bike.

A comfortable seat and that look like Pan European bars give a between a custom and touring position. In town the Breva slightly ponderous but on country the suspension is supple enough for yet not so soft that the bike in faster corners. Traditional might bemoan the absence of the linked braking system but the arrangement is more than especially the rear stopper, is a lesson to those manufacturers who a rear brake is lever is an alternative foot rest.

We also gave up trying to out the Breva’s on board computer and Urry really is quite at this sort of thing. No if we did ‘RTFM’ would become Once sussed, the computer is a touring tool.

A couple of on the left handlebar allow you to between two trip counters, and instant fuel consumption and and average speed. The horn is where your left thinks the indiators should be, so time you indicate you first the horn by accident.

Moto Guzzi Breva 1100

Moto offers a complete set of panniers up the touring potential still They attach to subtle that if you look closely spot on the test bike. more useful is a five-gallon that gives the Breva a 200-mile range.

All this the Moto Guzzi a completely set of skills to the Buell. What the does best is make you and feel good about Right back to the birth of the it seemed that here was a bike for those who wanted very different from a replica, who had the occasional American but who would not normally set foot in a dealer.

Perfect: the Harley XR750 experience in a short, stubby Trouble was, the quality was suspect, drive belts and the riding experience took a bit of used to. The basic appeal, never dulled.

Buell ignored criticism and the bikes get and better.

An increase in rake 21 to 22 degrees and a lengthened swingarm has the Lightning’s wheelbase by 40mm. to make a difference, but not to spoil the — and by character we mean the incredibly quick reactions. The still feels like an compact bike; an old Honda 250 Dream would feel no The standard Lightning is a bike you must ride with vim to get the most out of it.

The more positive you the better it reacts. The Stretch the accurate and quick steering and is more stable, but the big advantage is in While it’d still be way the list of ‘World’s best for a pillion’ the seat is both and longer thanks to the longer subframe.

The best bit about the XB12Ss is its Which is good because the great 1203cc V-twin is one of the reasons for buying a Buell in the place. A lot of thought has gone into the bits inside the and into the way the lump’s mounted in the Bags of torque you’d but just how smooth and free the engine is comes as a surprise.

of using the low-down torque to out of corners and overtake cars, you yourself winding up the motor for the pleasure of it and the magic noise it

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