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Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport

Moto Guzzi Breva Sport: Italian sportiness for

By Lance Oliver

Maybe a traditionalist.

When you look at a you want to see lines that memories of past classics. You the feel and cadence and sound of an V-twin. Of course you demand drive and.

Oh, sorry. Did you I was talking about Harley-Davidson?

are traditionalists who prefer styles under the red, white and rather than the red, and blue, and for those Italophiles, Guzzi has what could be the best motorcycle yet: the 1200 Sport.

The appeal of the Sport is that it maintains the Guzzi style (those jugs are still out there in the breeze in front of your while adding enough technology to ease daily and enable you to get down a winding more briskly than on garden-variety Breva. Because traditionalists like a little now and then.

The sideways, air-cooled, 90-degree and shaft final drive are to anyone who has seen Guzzis of the but the Breva 1200 Sport and spices up the style with number-plate-style accents on the flyscreen and the section.

The white flyscreen through to the styled gauge which combines white-faced tachometer, speedometer and fuel with an LCD screen readout for info. It looks nice, the LCD screen can be difficult to read in lighting conditions.

The 1200 lacks the bronze-colored parts on the reducing the number of colors on the parts of the motorcycle. Appearance is the personal of personal preferences, of and you’ll make up your own but to me, the styling changes to the base make the 1200 Sport the Guzzi in the lineup.

Fortunately, Moto Guzzi made some mechanical before slapping the Sport on the motorcycle.

For the Sport, the Breva engine was bored and stroked to for even more torque. The tract received some and the electronic fuel injection was changed to provide sportier

Time to head out on the highway and try it Push the button and fuel gives you fuss-free combustion. you’re a traditionalist, not a masochist.

nothing wrong with mechanicals underneath the classic

The torque from the V-twin you forward at just about any speed. On the highway, you’ll some vibes in the footpegs at low rpm and at high rpm, but in between, you spend most of your the 1200 Sport runs There’s a red light on the tach warns you when you’re the rev limiter, but really it’s to know when to shift by the of the V-twin’s vibes (that’s the method, you know) than by a little red light.

The slightly leaned-forward riding is comfortable, and, in addition to good, the flyscreen actually too. It creates a welcome of calm air, though the forward handlebar keeps the arms in the wind.

The advantage of wide bar becomes apparent as as you reach the first curve. It leverage for tossing the 505-pound dry weight), 58.5-inch-wheelbase Guzzi the turns.

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport

Once you’re over in that turn, be reassured to know both jacking effect and the fuel-injection that plague some are absent. The broad spread of and the competent fuel injection this is one of those motorcycles you can primarily just by rolling on and off the without having to spend a lot of with the brakes or gear-shift

Of course sport is a relative Ride aggressively and you’ll that the handsomely styled brackets prevent you from the balls of your feet on the If you try to slide your feet the bracket forces your outward, meaning you can barely even the edge of your on the peg.

Two things result, of which put a crimp in performance Shifting weight from to side is more difficult, and before you touch any hard you’re grinding toes the pavement, even at non-extreme angles.

Keep your impulses to a traditionalist level, and the 1200 Sport is stable and quick. The Brembo, 4-piston up front (left) provide stopping power. The rear felt a bit grabby and sensitive to me, but testers didn’t seem to

The 1200 Sport comes 17-inch wheels, in standard sizes, so you can choose from a range of tires. Go for more grip or longer mileage, on your preference and riding

While the 1200 Sport some oomph to the Breva (and, to my eyes, improves the its shared components mean you can fit Breva accessories onto Sport, from saddlebags to That makes it easy to the bike to your particular So you can have the friskier Guzzi and carry the comforts of home.

Is enough to close the sale?

Let’s be honest. If you’re a motorcycle based on cold, rationality, deciding by the numbers (including the numbers on the price you’re not likely to buy this

But maybe you’re a traditionalist. you appreciate classic style, Italian style. Maybe a Guzzi kind of rider.

In case, this might be the Moto Guzzi yet.

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport


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