Ghezzi Brain Super Twin





Make Model

Ghezzi Brian STW 1100




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


1064 cc / 64.9 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 92 x 80 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 9.5:1


Weber Marelli electronic injection system


Starting Electric

Max Power

87 hp / 64.9 kW @ 8250 rpm

Max Torque

80.4 Nm / 59.3 ft-lb @ 3500 rpm


5 Speed 
Final Drive Shaft
Frame T.I.G. welded ; rear progressive working swingarm.

Front Suspension

Paioli upside-down Hydraulic telescopic fork 41 mm with three settings ; Hydraulic Öhlins

Rear Suspension

Monoshock absorber with separate tank and three settings

Front Brakes

2x 420mm discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 240mm disc 4 piston calipers

Front Tyre

120/60 -17

Rear Tyre

180/55 -17

Dry Weight

186 kg / 410 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

16 Litres / 4.2 US gal


The Ghezzi Brian Super Twin 1100 was designed to give road riders a taste of race bike dynamics. In the 1996 Italian Supertwins Championship, Giuseppe Ghezzi’s Super Twin prototype won nine of the 32 races it entered. So four years later, Ghezzi & Brian was set up to produce a short run of replicas.

This is one of those replicas. In beautiful original condition, it has been recently updated with a Duilio Agostini crankshaft and a Power Commander to optimize the fueling beyond the standard ECU.

The motor, as the Super Twin name suggests, is a 1064 cc V-twin. It pumps out 87bhp and is taken from the V11 Sport, albeit mildly modified from stock—with a balanced flywheel to smooth out the power delivery and a bespoke exhaust system. It’s a stressed part of the steel single-beam frame, which also holds the oil tank and airbox. The wheels are forged aluminum Marchesinis and the front suspension is a Paioli upside-down 41mm fork with three settings. An Öhlins monoshock brings up the rear.

Braking power is substantial, with perimeter discs attached to the front wheel rim and 4-piston calipers. The dry weight of the Super Twin is 192kg, so performance is strong rather than S1000RR-annihilating. Top speed is 140 mph (225 kph).

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