Moto Guzzi Breva V750 Motorcycle — First Ride & Review — Motorcyclist Online

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Moto Guzzi Breva V 850
Moto Guzzi Breva V 850

A basic roadster from the new Guzzi

IT HAD BEEN A RELAXED on Moto Guzzi’s latest This morning we’d north from our hotel in northern Italy and halted to take photos before Lake Lecco on a ferry. we’d cruised back along the road on the Lake’s side before stopping for finally continuing on to the old Guzzi in Mandello del Lario.

The Breva had everything I’d expected and The 48-horsepower V-twin is not particularly but it felt torquey and refined, and it had and stopped well. Moto recovery was off to a promising start, it with an efficient and smooth-running new that felt notably and better engineered than its of recent years.

And it was only we’d ridden through the gates, parked and been into the main building I realized the Breva’s feeling of was no coincidence — because is a bike from a new era at Moto Where recently there was a outdated factory that to have changed little in a century, there’s now a bright, plant full of modern building bikes at twice the of just two years ago.

The original Breva is a warm that blows over Lecco from the south. It a good name for the V750 IE that confirms that takeover has brought a breath of air to Italy’s oldest motorcycle Production has been increased to an total of 11,000 bikes year, and the Breva is the first of a of new models that will three distinct families of

First is standard and touring such as this Breva 750 and the sister which will be in Milan this September, Aprilia Group boss Beggio, who finally bought in September 2000, after unsuccessful attempts over the Then there will be such as the MGS/01 [whose was unveiled to rave reviews at year’s Munich Show]. And classic bikes such as the which is still very alive, plus the Griso was shown in Munich.

We are introducing an model first because was something missing from our says Beggio. The key concept is We wanted an upright riding a low seat partly to make the good for women riders as as men, and good performance in the mixed roads and motorways.

Beneath a clean, modern package that incorporates a headlamp fairing, the Breva’s technical layout is little from Guzzis of three ago. The air-cooled, transverse engine is held in a twin-downtube frame, with a non-adjustable fork, twin rear and a single disc brake at end. Yet the chassis is new, and the 744cc powerplant is based on previous V75 unit, recently in the Nevada and little changed the 1980s, this time are substantial improvements.

First of is the adoption of a Weber-Marelli fuel-injection in place of carbs, along a larger and more efficient designed to allow easy replacement. The pushrod engine’s 80 x dimensions and Heron head chamber in piston top) remain, but the pistons have a new coating and revised ring Camshaft profile is revised, the system updated, and the new twin-silencer incorporates a catalytic converter.

drive is still by shaft, but the is comprehensively uprated. The five-speed has been redesigned to give and more precise shifting, its tolerances are tighter, and a tougher of steel combines with lubrication to increase reliability. The dry clutch gains new friction more precise alignment, and is to reduce vibration.

The twin-downtube steel frame a 40mm Marzocchi fork and a of angled-forward Bitubo shocks. is conventional, if not by Guzzi standards the handlebar lever operates the single front four-piston caliper, with no sign of an linked system. In fact the felt improbably normal as I a leg over the low seat (an even version is available as an accessory), and the balanced engine fired up less of the old side-to-side rocking as I the throttle.

Another change was even before I pulled First gear went in a sound, and I then flicked into neutral and up into finding each ratio any trouble. Lever travel was quite long, and some later reported finding the odd neutral, but this box was notably than its slow and noisy

And although the lack of lever adjustment revealed a bit of cost-cutting, the clutch operation was reasonably

The Breva felt pleasantly when I accelerated away, although its performance is modest. that peak output of 48 bhp is what Guzzi claimed for the V50 Monza back in 1981. more relevant though is the maximum torque figure of 41 is produced at just 3600 giving the Breva an effortless, flexibility that’s just for an entry-level model such as

The injection system worked combining a light throttle precise control and none of the that I remember from the V11 Sport. The Breva pulled as low as 1500 rpm, with of the low-rev juddering of most Guzzis. And it stayed smooth the midrange, keeping vibration to levels even near an redline that most will rarely approach.

was certainly little point in the pushrod V-twin, which running out of breath with 90 mph showing on the speedo in its simple instrument console, as it headed for a top of about 105 mph. But if speed is not its the Breva should be capable of averages, due to its ability to sit at a smooth, 70-mph plus, with the fairing helping make the riding position reasonably

For such a simple, twin-shock there was very little to about with the Breva’s At TKK pounds fry [182kg] the bike is light, and it steered effortlessly due to a of wide handlebars, narrow on 17-inch wheels, a reasonably 1449mm wheelbase and typical steering geometry. It felt attacking first-gear hairpins, to plenty of cornering clearance and grip from its Bridgestone tyres.

The suspension worked well, and well damped. When hard the Guzzi gave a few twitches over mid-bend but it was quick to recover. The front set-up of single 320mm disc and four-pot caliper is half that of some of similar weight. But there was stopping power plus of feel at the lever, and for relatively riders that’s probably right.

The rear disc well enough to be useful and I didn’t miss the old linked

By the time I rode through the big of the old Mandello del Lario factory to end an relaxed day’s ride, I was by the Breva. As well as being priced, it is quick, smooth, comfortable and refined enough to plenty of new riders to Moto distinctive brand of V-twin Just as importantly, the Breva’s air of quality suggests that the factory will be producing of more exciting and equally made bikes in the future.


Moto Guzzi V750 IE

Moto Guzzi Breva V 850

Engine type: 90-degree transverse


arrangement: Ohv pushrod, two valves per

Displacement: 744cc

Bore x 80 x 74mm

Compression ratio:

Carburation: Weber-Marelli fuel-injection

power: 48bhp @ 6800rpm

torque: 41lb.ft @ 3600rpm

Dry single-disc

Transmission: 5-speed, final drive

Front 40mm inverted telescopic

Moto Guzzi Breva V 850
Moto Guzzi Breva V 850
Moto Guzzi Breva V 850
Moto Guzzi Breva V 850


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