Moto Guzzi Breva 750 — Road Test & Review — Motorcyclist Online

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Alive, awake and feeling Moto Guzzi levers the into its future motorcycle

Cheers Jeers

Engine 7: character, not enough boost.

8 Only five gears, but sweet

Handling: 8 Within a tad soft

Braking: 8 Powerful for the beginners

Ride: 7 For all the softness, not compliant

SPECIFICATIONS MSRP: Engine Type: a/c 90-deg. Valve arrangement: ohv, 4v

Guzzi’s eyelids didn’t and close because of …-onset or even impending …. It was a a brief timeout from the and relentless world of motodevelopment. Now the old company is awake and ready to on the world.

Or, for starters, the rest of

Brash predictions, perhaps, but all supported by this unassuming, Breva 750. OK, this is not a new motorcycle. Its roots reach to the V50 Monza and, most the Nevada 750 cruiser. But it is a significant in that it embodies new production importantly, improved quality a fresh face.

It’s a handsome streetbike positioned as a basic Euro-flavored with a side order of aspiration.

The Breva joins an and revitalized product line will include the 1100cc the stunning MGS-01, the outlandish and a host of updated V11 models. these, it would be easy for a 41-horsepower standard to get lost. And not allow the hyperbole to get the best of us: The all said, is not a stunning, set-the-world-afire

It’s a competent, fun, bike with good performance and thoughtful touches.

no-nonsense impressions start a comfortable, upright riding that just borders on for larger riders. That stance is bolstered by well-placed and a superb seat. Riders up to and the average-sized will find the immediately comfortable. Shorties have no trouble lifting the from the stand or two-footing at

And yet the bike doesn’t feel as waiflike or insubstantial as, say, a or a Ninja 500R. Our ergonomic place the Breva in close with these bikes, with a shorter reach to the bar.

If the mission statement around-towner, the Breva accommodates. gearing, good low-speed a light clutch and well-sorted injection all make for easy and suburban performance. Chained to our dyno, the Breva thrummed 41.1 horsepower at 6250 rpm and foot-pounds of torque at a low 2750 These numbers put the Breva in the neighborhood of the newer, more 650 thumper from BMW and just of the anemic GS500E twin.

that’s like beating up on the pup at the pound, but the Breva’s across-the-frame, V-twin purrs contentedly and as if it’s getting with the even if the dyno suggests

Moto Guzzi 650 GT

Five ratios in the transmission between a cable-actuated dry clutch and a final drive are, in on the short side, no doubt to best use of the air-cooled engine’s power. One result is that get lots of practice shifting. The news is that it’s a lot of

Chuck the Breva at the highway and all is no so swell. That same gearing causes the little to howl away at highway 80 mph, for example, the motor is 5300 rpm, only rpm short of the actual redline, the rev limiter kicks in at 8100 rpm on the

We’ve ridden the bike in near the factory, where the seldom permit blasts 120 kph, but on American (and, Los Angeles) highways the bike frantic and dramatically undergeared. deserves a rethink, we think.

If you’re lucky, there’s a stretch of twisty road you and your job so you can better enjoy the Despite limited cornering and soft suspension, the Guzzi is fun to toss around. Light and steering#151in spite of the chopperesque geometry#151makes placing the bike on chosen line no trouble at

The single Brembo front is strong enough#151just#151and has a slightly onset that is probably for novices than the instant-on on popular current supersports. The drum is also just enough for hooligan antics. because the Breva is comparatively you get the thrill of maintaining momentum skill and cunning#151not merely by your right wrist.

Guzzi doesn’t hide the that the Breva is its primary bike#151it may well be joined by an Nevada 750 cruiser in 2004151but it want it pigeonholed there. It will be, though, mainly at $7790 the Breva comes close to Japanese alternatives considerably more power and there are simply too many with more alluring for the same money or less to the Breva appeal to the experienced

Against European competition the fares better, with comparable to BMW’s more F650CS and Ducati’s Monster Triumph’s Bonneville provides competition and offers more for roughly the same price, Moto Guzzi doesn’t the two to be frequently cross-shopped.

Still, the is significant more for what it than what it is. Moto is serious about regaining share and opening its ranks to new just new-to-Guzzi riders. The is an intelligent, well-built thrust markets heretofore ignored, and the Breva 1100 coming it becomes a clever two-prong

With the Breva 750, fine old firm is looking its future, broadening the ranks and much more than engineering.

It’s proof Moto Guzzi wasn’t having a quick snooze.

Moto Guzzi 650 GT
Moto Guzzi 650 GT
Moto Guzzi 650 GT


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