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.
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.
Engine and Transmission
|Displacement||1064.00 ccm (64.93 cubic inches)|
|Engine type||V2, four-stroke|
|Engine details||90 degree V-twin|
|Power||84.48 HP (61.7 kW)) @ 7800 RPM|
|Torque||85.00 Nm (8.7 kgf-m or 62.7 ft.lbs) @ 6000 RPM|
|Bore x stroke||92.0 x 80.0 mm (3.6 x 3.1 inches)|
|Valves per cylinder||2|
|Fuel system||Injection. Weber-Marelli|
|Ignition||Inductive discharge, digitally controlled, electronic twin spark ignition|
|Transmission type, final drive||Shaft drive (cardan)|
|Exhaust system||Stainless steel, 2 in 1, with three ways catalyser and Lambda probe oxygen sensor. Euro 3.|
Chassis and Suspension
|Frame type||Double cradle, in high tensile strenght tubular steel|
|Rake (fork angle)||32.0°|
|Trail||120 mm (4.7 inches)|
|Front suspension||Telescopic hydraulic fork with 45 mm, preload adjustable|
|Front suspension travel||120 mm (4.7 inches)|
|Rear suspension||Single arm suspension progressive linkage, rear shock absorber adjustable in rebound ad pre-load (hydraulic).|
|Rear suspension travel||140 mm (5.5 inches)|
|Front tyre dimensions||120/70-ZR17|
|Rear tyre dimensions||180/55-ZR17|
|Front brakes||Single disc. 2 piston caliper|
|Front brakes diameter||282 mm (11.1 inches)|
|Rear brakes||Single disc. 2 piston caliper|
|Rear brakes diameter||282 mm (11.1 inches)|
|Dry weight||236.0 kg (520.3 pounds)|
|Power/weight ratio||0.3580 HP/kg|
|Seat height||800 mm (31.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.|
|Overall height||1,125 mm (44.3 inches)|
|Overall length||2,195 mm (86.4 inches)|
|Overall width||870 mm (34.3 inches)|
|Ground clearance||185 mm (7.3 inches)|
|Wheelbase||1,495 mm (58.9 inches)|
|Fuel capacity||23.00 litres (6.08 gallons)|
|Reserve fuel capacity||4.00 litres (1.06 gallons)|
|Electrical||12 V 18 Ah battery|
|Color options||Corsa Red|
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."