View Full Version : Moto Guzzi Announces Breva V 1100

18th September 2003, 20:17
By Dirck Edge (editor@motorcycledaily.com)

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<IMG height=241 alt="" src="http://www.motorcycledaily.com/091703side1.jpg" width=336 align=left border=0> Following up on the 750cc version of this machine introduced last year, Moto Guzzi has introduced at Milan the Breva V 1100. An essential motorcycle, with simple, attractive styling, the Breva V 1100 is for all-around use, including about town and even touring.

Although you may be familiar with Moto Guzzi's air-cooled, 90 degree v-twin, in the new Breva this old work horse of an engine receives a new alternator, new oil sump, new con rods, new, lighter pistons, dual spark plugs per cylinder, new fuel injection system and the latest six-speed transmission designed by new Moto Guzzi owner Aprilia. <IMG height=277 alt="" src="http://www.motorcycledaily.com/091703side3.jpg" width=370 align=right border=0> Perhaps, most interesting about the Breva V 1100 is the "reactive shaft drive" patented by Moto Guzzi, which is a design that incorporates the shaft drive in the aluminum alloy swingarm. According to Moto Guzzi, "the distinctive characteristics of this original and extremely compact system is elimination of the anti-shaft effect normally caused by shaft drive." Again, according to Moto Guzzi, this results in "a consistently fluid ride without the 'jerks' during acceleration and throttle release typical of shaft drive . . .." <IMG height=213 alt="" src="http://www.motorcycledaily.com/091703side2.jpg" width=305 align=left border=0> The Breva V 1100 has 45mm forks, huge, 320mm dual disc brakes up front (squeezed by Brembo, four piston calipers), a single 282mm disc brake in the back, and very thorough instrumentation, some of which can be controlled without removing your hands from the handgrips.

<CENTER><IMG height=383 alt="" src="http://www.motorcycledaily.com/091703middle.jpg" width=587 border=0></CENTER>Touring accessories, including factory saddlebags will be available from Moto Guzzi. Price and availability date are unknown at this time.

Paul in NZ
16th September 2004, 11:59
I'm sure it will be nicer in the flesh but... For me... The scura r does it big time!

16th September 2004, 12:20
I like it! :2thumbsup

18th September 2004, 20:38
The scura r does it big time!
yeah but what have they done to the later model bikini fairings?.... they hang way the hell out into nowere, the last pic here is of a earlier Scura which I prefure.
Also is the latest cruser (lower attachment) and my fav the Nero Corsa with its black checkered flag finish on the tail piece and fairing.

ps: Paul many dont like the Griso that you posted but I reckon it rocks and as for the MGS01 :love2: but not very usable.

19th September 2004, 10:22
O no.

Mental note, do not walk past Eric the Hood's with Sal (partner).
And leave wallet at home if walking with in viewing distance of the place.
Practise shepherding and diversion tactic's.

19th September 2004, 12:29
Nice bike awrighty, maybe I am biased?
Must admit to not liking that free hanging at the back of any bike, sooner see a couple of things holding the back end up.

White trash
19th September 2004, 13:45
Looks like a friggin BMW to me. Give me a nice MK1 any day of the week.

19th September 2004, 13:53
They still haven't figgered out how to put the engine in right way around.

Paul in NZ
20th September 2004, 09:19
They still haven't figgered out how to put the engine in right way around.


Don't be amazed if you get clonked on the nogging with a drive shaft pinion and strung up by your own drive chain in the very near future! The wrong way indeed sir!! Humpf!

Yours etc