MOTO GUZZI BREVA 1100.

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Moto Guzzi 1100 i Sport

SHOCK HORROR — SOLD MY BREVA 1100. BUT NOT IT WAS ME NOT THE BIKE. I LOVED THE BIKE.

THE LOOKS AND LOVED RIDING IT BUT A DOWNTURN IN HEALTH AND I BEING A CHALLENGED PERSON, WAS SUDDENLY THE 1100 A BIT ON THE BIG SIDE FOR ME. HAD ALWAYS HAD TO BE A CAREFUL PUTTING MY FEET — HAD FOUND I’D A LITTLE CONFIDENCE IN HANDLING IT. I I WAS NOT RIDING THE BIKE AS OFTEN AS I HAD

FIRST TWO AND A HALF YEARS 18000 MILES — SIX MONTHS HARDLY USED IT. I WAS OUT ON MY ROYAL ENFIELD ALMOST TIME — JUST THE BREVA FOR LONGER TRIPS. I WAS FINDING THE ‘SMALLNESS’ AND ‘LIGHTNESS’ OF THE SO APPEALING. I HAD ALWAYS ENVISAGED I WOULD EVENTUALLY SELL THE AND PROBABLY BUY A BREVA 750 SOMEWAY THE LINE BUT IMAGINED IT WOULD BE A FEW YEARS DOWN THE LINE.

BUT CAME THE V7 CLASSIC AND I FELL FOR IT AND THE HAS BEEN PART EXCHANGED FOR A LIGHT, COMPACT V7 CLASSIC. START A NEW PAGE FOR THE V7 CLASSIC AND LET YOU HOW I AM GETTING ON WITH THAT WHICH SO FAR IS BRILLIANTLY.

IN CONCLUSION 3 YEARS AND 18000 MILES ON THE 1100 — NO MAJOR (IN FACT ONLY ADDITIONAL NOT SO FAR REPORTED ON WAS A SECOND OIL PRESSURE NEEDING REPLACEMENT — ELSE!)AND A SUPERB RELIABLE, WELL FINISHED BIKE. IF I HAVE AFFORDED TO DO SO I WOULD KEPT IT AND BOUGHT A V7 AS WELL!!

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The writing appeared on the wall for my back in 2003 when started appearing of the new Moto Breva 1100 model and further hammered in when I was to have a good look at a at that years motorcycle Just what I would bought in the first place had it available. However, due to financial etc with Moto Guzzi I had to until this year to get to and purchase the Breva. Which I did of this year (2005).

this early August I covered nearly 3000 son the Breva and absolutely love it.

The is a huge improvement on earlier Guzzis. Much work and has gone in to this important Mechanically superficially little to previous models in reality the is a completely different machine. mechanically quieter and far more than any previous offering.

not going to turn this in to a magazine ‘road test’ but suffice to say I am enamoured with it. I’ll add a few pages from a few I’ve written about the elsewhere if I have room. the BM the Breva definitely ‘DOES’ me and has bags of character.

Like a again I keep sneaking out to the for a polish or to just sit with a cup of and stare at every nook and

If you’d like to know of my opinions drop me a line, to chat about it.

BREVA EARLY IMPRESSIONS .

These are taken from an article I submitted to the Moto Guzzi GB magazine — thought be of interest to potential owners.

I liked the look of the Breva the time I saw it. Travelled to the first NEC hoping to get a sit on one – being short in the leg kicked up rear modern are beyond my little legs! weren’t allowed of course to sit on the

So have been avidly of the bike’s progress and awaiting a to try one out. Eventually got to do so only at the end of May and was to find getting on was no problem and surprisingly the 800mm seat was also not a problem – although the BM highest seat option was Odd one that as the seats have the same width, presume the width of the frame/engine etc that the difference.

I had expected to need the seat option but didn’t. I might consider one for extra when I know I’m taking a

To cut a short story shorter a favourable p/x was done on the BM (and I a number of additions which I as well, bringing the p/x total up nicely – thank you Ebay). The was promised for the 4 th of June but materialised on the Light showers turned to rain as I went to collect but an good omen was that by the the paperwork was done and I was ready to off, the sun was shining and the roads

INITIAL IMPRESSIONS : Echoed by people who have viewed the the bike looks even by a country mile, in the tin and plastic and don’t do it justice. The red is a typical red and not as pale as most pictures it. The attention to detail is second to – very impressive.

Many sports bike riding have been genuinely with the Breva. Controls laid out and easily adjustable for span and positioning of gear and lever arms (through an cam) – although would more adjustment of the height of the foot control levers well be possible but I haven’t enough as yet). Comfortable for me at 5’ 6 ‘ comfortable reach to the bars and rests.

Initially firm but seat. Furthest single journey I’ve completed so far I admit is only around 80 but I have done one 200+ day and felt fresh after. is being written 10 days in to having completed 650 miles and the down at the dealers for it’s in’ service. Hadn’t realised with immobiliser which is nice and was unaware had power like the BM.

Different fitting and I am unsure as yet whether I can use it to monitor/trickle battery as I did with the BM? Anybody

PERFORMANCE . Obviously, can’t say a deal as I am still in the ‘running in’ so can’t comment on what the will be once run in fully. As in the more knowledgeable road the Breva is already obviously ‘revvy’ than Guzzi’s of my the initial 5000 rpm limit to around 80 in top, seem to that would be more 4000 rpm on the old 850 Le Mans. So not a huge

Currently feels less than my old Le Mans engine in gears – but may be proven wrong I can use the performance properly.

GEARBOX : One thing I can certainly on and something that has had many a so far, is the gearbox which is a improvement on any Moto Guzzi ridden before. The clutch is – although as perverse as many see this not any lighter than my old Le – I never had a problem with always felt it was light! The in to first is still noticeably but thereafter very smooth.

Not – the 650cc Suzuki Bandit I been loaned while my is being serviced is better. off the point but I was pondering last riding home on the Bandit vibration. Road tests on always pass comment on the and the Breva with rubber mounted engine likewise comment.

What I pondered was the on the Bandit – high revs not that intrusive but potentially Give me a Guzzi buzz any

SUSPENSION . Multi adjustable but I touched it as yet. Even on the setting with which it all seems very good. are soaked up.

Much better the rear suspension on the BM even new and not worn as it was when I parted it. The back end certainly doesn’t up anywhere near as obviously as on models I’ve ridden. more noticeable dive braking compared to the BM but nothing or disconcerting

HANDLING . Again tempered by ‘running in’ and mileage but very solid and fun. impression so far that the Breva is up at me at every corner and saying, are you playing at? Drop it in…’ Guzzi sure footed and Impressive.

More manoeuvrable and at low speeds than the BM with higher set bars.

ACCESSORIES : the Guzzi screen, neat and Easy to fit and better I feel the BMW one I had on my R850R. Seems effective but again restricted speeds as Panniers included in the deal but not yet

So only comment I can make is they look go on the ones seen on demonstrators but don’t the rear support – a thin of metal tube which spoils the lines a little the panniers aren’t fitted.

: Fun (especially the ‘Blackpool illuminations’ up), impressive, easy to set up but for me a novelty really. Not very either I suspect. The average consumption figure is quite a bit than it should be when the are done from the trip and quantity.

Also a little to read as light fades and the effect of the back-lights aren’t

FUEL CONSUMPTION/TANK RANGE : comments restricted by ‘running in Fuel consumption is steadily as the miles are clocked up. Bearing in previous comments about the – the current, but improving, fuel is around 42mpg on the computer and like 46mpg on the calculator!

has improved from initial of 35/36 on the computer.This is with frequent use of the gearbox to avoid the labouring. The fuel gauge on my is also inaccurate in that I fill the tank the gauge shows completely full, it shows at least a segment (sorry writing this the bike to refer to forgotten fraction each increment Very easy to over-fill the too!

With the design of the BM tank a few litres could be put in when full. Assuming the Guzzi be the same as similar, if not so extreme, shape I tried but very the fuel was poring out of the breather, over the rear tyre. just fill to lip of orifice

: Put it like this. The BM I had for 8 absolutely free years and it did everything I it to. However, I would ride it, put it and forget aboutit. I have of the 1150R direct opponent. I the West Coast of the USA for a month and miles on one.

Liked it but consider buying one. with the Breva I’ve a little kid again. I ride the with a big grin on my face every minute of it and park it up in the and rush in to the house to make a and a sandwich and rush back out to the to sit looking at it slowly moving every angle.

I’m smitten.

1100 UPDATE:

Now in to my fifth of ownership and 1700 miles So officially ‘run in’ but I am still a little restrained most of the and still slowly working up to the line’ only intermittently with the higher revs. The continues to enthuse and impress me, and others.

Friend’s keep ‘nice little touches’ hadn’t before such as the badge in the rear light

One thing I didn’t think to with my initial impressions is the of the engine. Only occurred to me the day just how quiet the engine is, no clatter or tappet noise – as as a Japanese machine, which of many Guzzi owners bemoan – but not me.

The engine continues to increasingly free and smooth. is very occasionally what like a bit of hesitation on acceleration but I describe it as any form of ‘flat – in fact I might just be it.

My panniers finally arrived and I them straight away. pleasant surprise was what contained. I had read of ‘cloth’ and thought this meant the inside of the panniers were In fact what was meant was the panniers came with a of removable inner bags. shoulder bag types with the Guzzi logo.

As useful as undoubtedly are I had never bothered my BM panniers as they were an and not cheap at around Ј80! So impressed! The panniers themselves smaller than the more BMW ones I had previously and don’t big enough to take a full-face but do. I

like them, very and stylish. The little Guzzi that forms part of the protectors would look in the red to match those on the bike – but a personal thing and many would think it perhaps

Fitting was not a great problem and for the accompanying instructions quite I did seem to be ‘two bolts of a pannier set’ but found stainless allen bolts did the job perfectly. I made one minor when fitting them.

The lower locking mechanism, locate on each footrest come complete with theft bolts (the which at the specified torque of their heads). Presumably these it is possible to unbolt and take off the panniers.

I was in two minds fitting them but decided I and stupidly also decided I use one for the tax disc holder (yes I it’s meant to be at the front of the but there was nowhere I didn’t looked unsightly) and when the duly snapped off I realised I remove the tax disc holder. that these invariably and become a mess I can’t now it!

I’ve already thought of how I can this when the time so not a big drama – more an indication of my declining cognitive abilities! The also has to be lowered just an inch. Not enough to affect clearance but the plate to accomplish looks rather cheap and a shoddy so I may polish it or have it

The hardest job of all was removing the rear rubber stop from the stand as this is replaced by a one because of the lowering of the silencer.

The need a little adjustment everything is finally tightened but an easy job. The upper fit very neatly, and with the off don’t look out of place. The locking points are hardly but okay. The third element I am not so with. This comprises a bar attached to the rear mudguard and to support the panniers at the bottom

They rather spoil the look of the bike with the are off and I don’t like them. To me look rather superfluous as and I suspect it won’t be too long, as the appear no less rock without them that I try We’ll see.

Once I’d the instructions properly – duh. – I that the panniers locate on and off very smoothly and easily and the and shutting mechanism is a breeze. used them a few times now – for the of using them rather need I must admit and find them un-intrusive, well sealed and definitely up to the

The ONLY disappointment so far is the dis-colourisation of the pipes. I’d noticed on the two demonstrators I’d that this was an issue and now is noticeably and rapidly becoming as I am not talking about the ‘bluing and of the stainless – that I don’t

What I am not impressed with is the spot’ rusting effect is really starting to take and looks very unsightly and spoils the look of the bike. The has yet to see rain in the good weather been having so that is not a The stainless system on my BM never had problem and after 60000+ still looked pretty

I’ve not paid a lot of attention to recent Guzzis I must so am unsure if this is a common Any remedies?

Just discovered a few new about the Breva. It is practically to put on centre stand with a rear tyre. Out on a run yesterday and it felt like the bike was rough.

Tickover seemed and engine didn’t feel Went another half or so and suspected front end puncture as end felt odd. Turned out I stopped rear tyre was down. Managed to ride to a garage by which time the was practically flat. Tried it up and the air was coming out as quickly as going in and a large round hole the air was fair whistling out of.

Fortunately, had my old BM tubeless tyre kit. Unfortunately, didn’t a clue how to use it, Fortunately, had an instruction with it. Unfortunately,didn’t have my to read the very small in the fading light — but we got eventually and limped home. So miles and more expense new tyre if not repairable (and then never used a tyre — not sure if I to?).

Also haven’t a on the torque setting for the rear bolts — in fact tomorrow night, haven’t a how the wheel is attached. Yes, had the tyre before setting I suspect whatever caused the had happened just minutes I realised something wasn’t

Update — wheel as you’d expect an easy Worked out the torque setting by and error. As silencer and wheel off so easily I’ll probably do in so as part of more detailed regime as some parts at not easy to get to.

Wheel is definitely much lighter than the wheel from the BMW I had before.

UPDATE: AUGUST 8TH:

Not a deal to add. Bike now nearly 3000 miles and in love with it. Now, fully run in and running more and freely. No problems encountered. Oil topping up but not drastically.

Oil isn’t instead is trapped in a breather which has a removeable bung for Tyres appear to be lasting Am looking to go away for a few weeks on so that should take wear on the tyre.

Fuel seems to have settled 45/46 mpg but I must admit I am heavy on the throttle so much available I’m sure. to see 102 mpg on the computer, practically free downhill in traffic on a run in the North National Park- also 12 mpg!!

6000 MILE

Thought it was about time I some more information as I updated this for some

The Breva goes from to strength and is having it’s mile service this So far no problems at all.

WARRANTY There has been a warranty which my bike included and the (Bevel drive) unit was as a precaution, free of charge and the I received at Clay Cross was excellent.

EXHAUST DISCOLOURING: The discolouring, mentioned in my initial went from worse to I was well aware it would out but hadn’t done so as I knew it come back! I was persuaded comments on the GRISO/BREVA forum if I did polish it all out it WOULDN’T come

I was dubious but spent 7 hours and nearly a month and 600+ later it was true. It hasn’t back and the bike looks a lot better for it!

WINTER: The bike really see the worst of winter but did go out now and and was washed thoroughly after ride to remove the salt and and is no worse for the use. There a spot of rust on the whole and I continue, as a long standing owner, to be mightily impressed the finish and quality of the bike!

Little else I can add really as I simply been out and about riding it!

12500 miles now and thought it time I added yet comments.

The bike continues to be a joy and has had no issues to report, apart one I blame myself for. I that a few people had noticed the centre stand bolts coming loose. I duly but in truth half heartedly and checked with my fingers and all fine. A week later the hand side bolt out!

No drama though replaced.

The ‘liver spotting’ on the eventually returned but was more removed and again as yet hasn’t

AXONE WARNING — I my Breva from a non-Guzzi who frankly didn’t have of a clue. When the 12500 (10000 Kms) service due I decided to go to a specialist dealer and to Moto Strada in Shipley, Yorkshire. Now a proper Guzzi ought to have an item an Axone.

This is used to fuel injection updates, set up the properly and re-programme the fuel system. It is possible to balance the system without one but basically all you can do. I was happy with the way my bike was BUT after the system was set up properly the Axone there was NO COMPARISON the is now far more taught, smooth and an greater joy to ride.

If you have a Sport have it set up properly an Axone.

AVON STORM — I recently fitted an Storm rear tyre but had to it when I discovered that it was badly on the swing arm. I it with the older Azaro Avon report that the was in the variation allowed but be wary. I was how much variation there is in a tyre.

A 180 as fitted to the Breva can be from 175mm to 196mm it Measure before fitting.

Not a deal more to add still happy with the bike and out on at opportunity!!

Many apologies for not to my site very often but to add really.

The bike has now covered 20 000 miles and has suffered no probelms. I added a rear hugger but the only change. Didn’t put on as miles last year as I normally as I bought a new toy I’ve a new page about elsewhere

Moto Guzzi 1100 i Sport
Moto Guzzi 1100 i Sport
Moto Guzzi 1100 i Sport


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