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2012 Moto Guzzi Breva 1100

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Moto Guzzi had to deal with a lot of financial problems and for a pretty long period of time its uture was uncertain. Luckily the Italy’s oldest motorcycle-maker managed to stay alive and continues to built motorcycles.

However, due to its difficulties the company was starting to lose our confidence in its products as most of them were starting to show their age and were unable to compete against their modern rivals. Fortunately the new Breva V1100 proves us that the company is still able to built a capable and modern V-twin motorcycle. Moto Guzzi’s new Breva combines with success a traditional layout and character with style, comfort and performance to create the factory’s best and most advanced roadster.

The Guzzi Breva is powered by the latest generation 90° V twin engine which delivers smooth power thanks to its modern electronic injection system.

A far as design goes, the new Breva 1100 sports oval front and LED rear lights. You also get a robust 45 mm fork and an adjustable rear monoshock.

Hit the jump for more information on the Moto Guzzi Breva 1100.

Press Release

Moto Guzzi Breva 1100

The Breva 1100 is specially designed to apply the philosophy of Carlo Guzzi to the 21st century. Here is a naked that is comfortable solo or two up, robust as all Moto Guzzis should be, and uses the latest technology to guarantee comfort, easy handling, reliability and a durability – in short a motorcycle for all riders. Far from concealing, the beauty of the Breva 1100 reveals the bike’s high-tech heart. The striking shape of the cylinder heads and of Moto Guzzi’s patented CA.R.C compact reactive shaft drive system add unique character to the motorcycle seen from the sides. Blending in perfectly with a look in which every component is positioned with dynamic equilibrium, these key features give the Breva 1100 a sporting but not extreme styling and emphasise a no-nonsense approach to motorcycle design. The initial impression conveyed at first glance is confirmed on closer examination of the engine and chassis. Guzzi’s latest generation 90° V twin sets new standards in engine design. With formidable torque at low revs, it also delivers superbly smooth power thanks to electronic injection conforming to Euro3 standards. The excellent characteristics of the Breva 1100’s engine are equally matched a chassis that is the result of painstaking development work on frame and suspension. This chassis is a source of pure motorcycling pleasure even on demanding roads. The robust 45 mm fork guarantees perfect entry into bends while the fully adjustable monoshock keeps the motorcycle glued to the road when powering out. Active safety is guaranteed by a powerful braking system with two 320 mm floating discs at the front and a 282 mm disc at the rear. And with the new Breva 1100 ABS version, active safety also extends to the most insidious road surfaces. Both models share the same colour schemes: bright Corsa Red, eternal Guzzi Black, and sophisticated new Mica Mother of Pearl.

Specifications

Engine and Transmission

Moto Guzzi Breva 1100
Displacement1064.00 ccm (64.93 cubic inches)
Engine typeV2, four-stroke
Engine details90 degree V-twin
Power84.48 HP (61.7 kW)) @ 7800 RPM
Torque85.00 Nm (8.7 kgf-m or 62.7 ft.lbs) @ 6000 RPM
Compression9.8:1
Bore x stroke92.0 x 80.0 mm (3.6 x 3.1 inches)
Valves per cylinder2
Fuel systemInjection. Weber-Marelli
Fuel controlOHV
IgnitionInductive discharge, digitally controlled, electronic twin spark ignition
Cooling systemAir
Gearbox6-speed
Transmission type, final driveShaft drive (cardan)
Exhaust systemStainless steel, 2 in 1, with three ways catalyser and Lambda probe oxygen sensor. Euro 3.

Chassis and Suspension

Moto Guzzi Breva 1100
Frame typeDouble cradle, in high tensile strenght tubular steel
Rake (fork angle)32.0°
Trail120 mm (4.7 inches)
Front suspensionTelescopic hydraulic fork with 45 mm, preload adjustable
Front suspension travel120 mm (4.7 inches)
Rear suspensionSingle arm suspension progressive linkage, rear shock absorber adjustable in rebound ad pre-load (hydraulic).
Rear suspension travel140 mm (5.5 inches)
Front tyre dimensions120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre dimensions180/55-ZR17
Front brakesSingle disc. 2 piston caliper
Front brakes diameter282 mm (11.1 inches)
Rear brakesSingle disc. 2 piston caliper
Rear brakes diameter282 mm (11.1 inches)

Dimensions

Moto Guzzi Breva 1100
Dry weight236.0 kg (520.3 pounds)
Power/weight ratio0.3580 HP/kg
Seat height800 mm (31.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height1,125 mm (44.3 inches)
Overall length2,195 mm (86.4 inches)
Overall width870 mm (34.3 inches)
Ground clearance185 mm (7.3 inches)
Wheelbase1,495 mm (58.9 inches)
Fuel capacity23.00 litres (6.08 gallons)
Reserve fuel capacity4.00 litres (1.06 gallons)

Electrics

Moto Guzzi Breva 1100
StarterElectric
Electrical12 V 18 Ah battery
Color optionsCorsa Red

Quotes

Moto Guzzi Breva 1100

Bikez ---- "The striking shape of the cylinder heads and of Moto Guzzi’s patented CA.R.C compact reactive shaft drive system add unique character to the motorcycle seen from the sides. Blending in perfectly with a look in which every component is positioned with dynamic equilibrium, these key features give the Breva 1100 a sporting but not extreme styling and emphasise a no-nonsense approach to motorcycle design."

Motorcyclenews ---- "The compact and nimble Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 is a totally different animal to the Moto Guzzi California 1100EV or Moto Guzzi V11, which are that bit harder to ride. The Breva 1100 has a lighter clutch, niftier chassis and smoother V-twin than Moto Guzzis of old. The Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 feels much shorter, carrying its weight that bit lower somehow. The Breva 1100 makes a very decent all rounder."

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



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