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Moto Guzzi Breva 850

     

 

Make Model

Moto Guzzi Breva 850

Year

2006

Engine

Air cooled, four stroke, transverse 90° V-twin Pushrod, 2 valve per cylinder.

Capacity

877
Bore x Stroke 92 x 66 mm
Compression Ratio 9.8:1

Induction

Magneti Marelli IAW alfa-n system Multipoint phased sequential fuel; 2 throttle bodies of 40 mm with injectors Weber IW 031, Lambda sensor

Ignition  /  Starting

Single plug ignition not twin spark  /  electric

Max Power

53 kW @ 7600 rpm

Max Torque

66 Nm @ 7000 rpm

Transmission  /  Drive

6 Speed  /  shaft
Gear Ratio 1: 17/38 = 1 : 2.235  2: 20/34 = 1 : 1.700  3: 23/31 = 1 : 1.347  4: 26/29 = 1 : 1.115
5: 31/30 = 1 : 0.967  6: 29/25 = 1 : 0.862
Frame Double cradle, in high tensile strenght tubular steel

Front Suspension

Telescopic hydraulic fork with Ø 45 mm, preload adjustable, 120mm wheel travel.

Rear Suspension

Single arm suspension progressive linkage, rear shock absorber adjustable in rebound ad pre-load . 140mm wheel travel.

Front Brakes

2x 320mm discs  4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 282mm disc 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

180/55 ZR17
Seat Height 800 mm

Dry-Weight

231 kg

Fuel Capacity 

23 Litres

Standing ¼ Mile  

13.7 sec

Top Speed

195.6  km/h

A modern classic.  Some people use logic to choose a motorbike.  This is like a mathematical exercise – an exercise involving a certain amount of a measurable quality leading to an intelligent solution.

Others use their hearts.  They look for that indefinable something that simply says “this is it”.  It is something they know the instant they sit in the saddle for the first time.  The Breva 850 falls into both these categories. 

The modern sharp lines of the “naked” make it seem ready for any challenge.  The specially designed frame makes it agile, manageable and easy to ride while the engine that has the entire history of Moto Guzzi behind it provides the power.

It is only the unmistakable 90 degree gap between the cylinders that makes it recognizable.  It was with this 90 degree V engine that the California models of the 70’s made their name.  The rest of the engine has evolved considerably.  It is technologically very advanced offering perfect balance but yet provides startling acceleration.  The virtually vibration-free performance only adds to the pleasure of riding. 

All these factors add to the enjoyment even if you don’t need to lie sprawled flat out on the tank.  The Breva 850 is ideally suited to fast, comfortable commuting but is also just the answer for avoiding stress. 

The Breva 850 makes you stand out from the crowd with its sophisticated chrome engine and transmission, its grey paintwork contrasting against the black frame, its new rocker box covers and its decisive high-tech look. 

There are also countless ways to Customize your machine with a vast range of accessories and dedicated clothing or you can improve safety by opting for the ABS version.  A modern classic could do no less than carry the Racing Red or the legendary Guzzi Black colour scheme or the elegant light silver that is the new colour of 2007.

Griso 850
Balanced aggression.  How could you not be seduced by the Griso that is so far removed from all the others and the dream of every rider? It’s not often that you can feel the heartbeat of a big twin engine even when the engine isn’t running – with the Griso you can. 

Moto Guzzis have such extraordinary personalities that they attract enormous followings and so Moto Guzzi decided to make a model that would allow more access to an already legendary machine.  This machine would be fitted with an 850 engine that enthusiasts know well. 

Obviously the only thing that belongs to the past is the size of the engine.  All you have to do is twist the throttle to realize that under the aggressive appearance a new heart beats. 

The new engine is technologically very advanced and offers sports-like performance especially when the road starts to climb or becomes a series of wonderful twists and curves. 

From first appearances, there is nothing to show that this is the “little sister” of the Griso 1100.  If you look closely you may notice that there is no oil cooler on the right hand side, you may notice the black frame or the grey transmission and wheels.  All in all it is a bike with a determined, exuberant character and its strength lies in its charm. 

For this very treason, Moto Guzzi has created a wide range of accessories and clothing designed and manufactured to the highest standards for those looking for both quality and something that makes them stand out from the crowd. 

Just to complete the picture we have three colour schemes ranging from racing red to sober black or the more extrovert yellow that is new for 2007.

Breva 1100 (ABS)
A “naked” for the 21st century.  The Breva 1100 is a comfortable “naked” whether you are alone or have a passenger.  Like all Moto Guzzis it is rock solid and seems like a 21st century version of an idea by Carlo Guzzi: To build a motorbike for all, using technology to ensure comfort, ease of riding, reliability and a long life. 

All of this would of course have to lie beneath an attractive exterior with clean lines that form an unmistakable style.  The beauty of the Breva 1100 doesn’t hide but enhances its high-tech soul.

The jutting cylinder heads and the bulk of the Moto Guzzi patented shaft drive system only add to its beauty.  They sit perfectly in the overall design where weight is distributed with dynamically efficient balance and underlines the sporting character of a bike that is all substance.  The engine and frame confirm what the look suggests. 

The latest generation 90 degree V twin is a modern engine with low down torque to spare but offers smooth delivery thanks to the fuel injection system.  Uptake is fluid and emissions meet Euro 3 standards. 

The engine finds a perfect mate in the frame and specially designed suspension.  The end result is superb performance along with impeccable handling and road holding.  In simple terms this means great fun on the busier roads where the massive 45mm forks guarantee excellent cornering characteristics and, on exiting curves, the single adjustable shock absorber keeps you glued to the road. 

Braking is more than looked after by powerful twin floating 320 mm front discs and a 282mm disc at the rear.  The new version of the Breva 1100 ABS increases safety margins on difficult or slippery surfaces. 

Both models share the same colour schemes - Racing Red, the legendary Guzzi Black or the new mother-of-pearl mica finish Other items worth mentioning for 2007 are the new electric controls that are shared with the Norge flagship model.

 

 

 

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