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Moto Guzzi Breva V 1100

Charles Burgess tries the new all-in-one, and finds, as usual, you can’t have everything

V-twin, 4-… 1,064cc

Max 86bhp at 7,500rpm


Price: £6,999

Available in: black, metallic grey

Do you into the showroom, like a biker before you, and say you are looking for something you can commute to on, as well as take out of town at for a bit of run and, naturally, trundle the ferry once a year for a tour of Europe. It is, of course, an to get one bike that combines all styles: it’s like for a sports car that will the girls and take the family to the

But still the manufacturers persist in to sell an all-in-one, the latest Moto Guzzi with the V 1100. The company describes it as an sports motorcycle, a tourer by and a ‘…’ by choice. That it can go fast, is comfortable on long and hasn’t got much faring.

Or, to put it way, you can go fast enough being bent over the like some demented boy but don’t forget that going to get blown off because is no faring to protect you, and you’re going to get wet if it rains.

This may not be a problem on Lake where they make Guzzis — and where is the name of the southerly wind blows over the lake good weather with it but it certainly is on a wet day on the North Circular.

The is definitely fast and powerful The distinctive Guzzi 90-degree 1,046cc engine not only lovely but creates the tireless that many riders irresistible, and means that it comfortable at 70mph-80mph (and higher, officer). The riding is sit up, but the piddly sized screen you get buffeted.

You can’t get away from the that you are sitting on a … — there’s nothing you.

Moto Guzzi Breva V 1100
Moto Guzzi Breva V 1100

And then there is the noise, more like a that you get when you pull the in. I thought at first that the was about to disintegrate. But when I the people at Moto Guzzi told me not to be so silly.

They said the noise was than likely the dry clutch. said: All Moto Guzzi’s have this, as do Ducati’s and bikes. When you pull the in to put it in first gear it is normal for it to a noticeable rattling sound.

As a in recent years of a Harley King, a Triumph Thunderbird and a BMW (you will gather I am over 21), this was all to me. I would be put off by any bike with added extra. But there is difference between this and the great tourers like the and BMW mentioned above — Breva costs £1 less £7,000, which is £3,000 than the BMW and £7,000 cheaper the Harley.

That is how it should be. You are getting you pay for.

Let’s examine the again. Sit up straight and ride a engineered machine: yes. through traffic: OK, although my got hot from the exhaust and you felt was not the Breva’s natural habitat.

Do than 100 miles: no.

You just have it all.

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

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