Moto Guzzi Breva 850


Make Model

Moto Guzzi Breva 850


2007 - 09


Four stroke, 90° V twin, longitudinally mounted, light alloy push-rod, 2 valves per cylinder.


877 cc / 53.5 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 92 x 66 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Exhaust Stainless steel, 2 in 1, with three ways catalyser and Lambda probe oxygen sensor
Lubrication Splash
Compression Ratio 9.8:1


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


Inductive discharge, digitally controlled, electronic twin spark ignition 
Starting Electric

Max Power

75 hp / 54.8 kW @ 7600 rpm

Max Torque

70 Nm / 51.6 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm
Clutch Dual disc dry


6 Speed 
Final Drive Shaft
Gear Ratio 1st 17/38 = 1 : 2.235
2nd 20/34 = 1 : 1.700
3rd 23/31 = 1 : 1.347
4th 26/29 = 1 : 1.115
5th 31/30 = 1 : 0.967
6th 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
Front Wheel Travel 130 mm / 5.1 in

Rear Suspension

Single arm suspension progressive linkage, rear shock absorber adjustable in rebound ad pre-load
Rear Wheel Travel 95 mm / 3.7 in

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
Rake 25.3°
Trail 120 mm / 4.7 in
Dimensions Height 1125 mm / 44.3 in
Length 2195 mm / 86.0 in
Wheelbase 1495 mm / 58.9 in
Seat Height 780 mm / 30.7 in
Ground Clearance 190 mm / 7.5 in

Dry Weight

231 kg / 509.3 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

23 Litres / 6 US gal

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.

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.