The Breva V 1100 is a bike for all occasions,
agile and responsive around town, highly manoeuvrable
on country roads and rock steady on fast straights.
The Breva’s handling is the result of
painstaking development and calibration of the
frame and suspensions.
The high strength steel
frame is incredibly rigid, as is the single
sided aluminium swingarm that incorporates the
reactive shaft drive. The result is precise,
predictable handling, with instant response
to rider input, and a satisfyingly entertaining
ride with real sports performance on tap.
The Breva V 1100 robust 45 mm fork with spring
preload adjustment maintains trajectories with
total precision, and the rear suspension eliminates
all wobble out of bends and keeps the bike glued
to the road at all times.
The single sided
swingarm, rising rate linkages and monoshock
with adjustable preload and rebound adapt perfectly
to all riding styles and road surfaces, and
reactive shaft drive eliminates the variations
in rear end action typical of conventional systems
The Breva V 1100’s braking system deserves special
mention, with its two powerful 320 mm floating discs
and 4 opposed piston calipers at the front and single
282 mm disc with two parallel piston floating caliper
at the rear.
The Breva V 1100 has more than enough stopping power
for total safety in city traffic, unforeseen emergencies
when touring, and last minute sports braking.
Out of history, on to the road.
We could, of course write a book about Moto
Guzzi’s transverse V-Twin. In fact, others already
have. Many pages in the history of motorcycling are
dedicated to this tireless and super-reliable engine,
rightly famous for its easily recognised, thumping
exhaust note, and for its easy-going docile nature
with mighty torque at low revs. But Moto Guzzi has
no intention of resting on its laurels. The Breva
V 1100’s engine has been completely renewed;
only the shape is the same as before. A whole range
of innovations have been introduced to enhance ridability
and to improve those essential characteristics of
all great Guzzis, control and smoothness.
Rider and motorcycle can establish an instant rapport
as a result. For example, the electronic fuel injection
system features a stepper motor to ensure consistent
idling and easy starting in all weather conditions.
On the road, the system guarantees smooth and controllable
power delivery with minimised fuel consumption and
exhaust emissions. The new V-Twin complies
with Euro 3 and CARB standards.
Twin spark ignition and injectors located directly
in the intake manifolds also improve combustion efficiency
and performance. Maximum power is 63 kW (86 HP) at
7,500 rpm and maximum torque is 85 Nm at 6,800 rpm,
impressive figures for any bike in this class.
A high cruising speed, elasticity and stability of
performance in all climates and at all altitudes are
the strong points of an engine that delivers pleasure
and satisfaction at all times rather than exaggerated
performance for mere moments.