Moto Guzzi Breva 1200

 

 

 

Make Model

Moto Guzzi Breva 1200

Year

2008

Engine

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

Capacity

1151 cc / 70.2 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 95 x 81.2 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Lubrication Splash
Exhaust Stainless steel, 2 in 1, with three ways catalyser and Lambda probe oxygen sensor. Euro 3

Induction

Fuel supply/ignition Multipoint sequential electronic injection, Magneti Marelli IAW 5A phased, alfa-n system; 2 Ø 45 mm throttle bodies with Weber IWP 162 injectors, Lambda probe and twin spark plugs.

Ignition 

Inductive discharge, digitally controlled, electronic twin spark ignition  /  electric
Starting Electric
Clutch Dry mechanically operated twin plate

Max Power

67.2 kW  92.2 hp @ 7500 rpm

Max Torque

96 Nm / 70.8 lb-ft @ 5800 rpm

Transmission

6 Speed 
Final Drive Shaft
Gear Ratio 1st 17/38 = 1 : 2.235  /  2nd 20/34 = 1 : 1.7  /  3rd 23/31 = 1 : 1.348  /  4th 26/29 = 1 : 1.115
5th 31/30 = 1 : 0.968 /  6th 29/25 = 1 : 0.862
Gear Ratio 1st 2.235  /  2nd 1.700  /  3rd  1.347  /  4th 1.1115  /  5th 0.967  /  6th 0.862
Frame Tubular cradle, high tensile steel, Steel tubing  Wheelbase 1,495 mm  Rake 120 mm  Steering angle 25.50°

Front Suspension

Marzocchi Ø 45 mm adjustable front forks
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Single swingarm with progressive action - single rebound adjustable shock absorber with easy to operate pre-load setting knob
Rear Wheel Travel 140 mm / 5.5 in

Front Brakes

2x 320mm discs 4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 282mm disc 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR 17

Rear Tyre

180/55 ZR 17
Rake 25°
Trail 110 mm / 4.3 in
Dimensions Length 2195 mm / 85.4 in
Width 870 mm / 34.3 in
Length 1125 mm / 44.3 in
Wheelbase 1495 mm / 58.9 in 
Seat Height 800 mm / 31.5 in
Ground Clearance 185 mm / 7.3 in

Dry-Weight

231 kg / 509.3 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

23 Litres / 6.3 US gal

Breva – the name of a wind that sends ripples over the surface of Lake Como bringing good weather. This is a name that, two years on from the launch of the Breva V1100, recalls the sheer quality and glorious past of Moto Guzzi. While consolidating the success of the Breva, new technical solutions have been developed and introduced during the MG range renovation project and these modifications have been included in the new Breva V1200. There are over 60 such changes over the previous 1064cc model.

Capacity was increased by widening the bore from 92 to 95 mm and stroke from 80 to 81.2 mm leading to a new capacity of 1151 cc. New piston rods and pistons are joined by a nitride-treated crankshaft and Nymonic exhaust valves. The engine is lubricated by a lobe pump system and the oil circuit has been modified to include a special duct carrying cooled oil to the heads for the exhaust valves. The exhaust system has also been modified and now includes double chamber manifolds and a silencer with an integrated catalyser. This has removed the need for the compensator that was on the V 1100 where the manifolds met.

The result is an engine that provides more lift at medium revs even though it puts out a hefty 95 CV at 7,500 rpm and maximum torque of 100 Nm at 5,800 rpm. Eighty-five percent of the torque is available between 2,300 and 4,800 rpm.

The engine uses a specially evolved Marelli Multipoint sequential ECU that takes care of the fuel injection system. A stepper motor and twin spark system, apart from dealing with instant starting, provide smooth power delivery, excellent fuel consumption and low emissions that are well within Euro 3 standards.

Sure-footed, safe, comfortable and stable even at high speed, this naked is, by nature, perfectly suited for high performance riding but can also be docile and versatile making it ideal for all sorts of uses. The Breva V1200 is a hybrid sports/tourer that adapts itself to a rider’s personality and whims and lets us experience once again, the sheer pleasure of riding a machine that is an object of universal admiration. There can be no doubt that the Breva V1200 is exactly what puts Moto Guzzi at the top of the league in terms of riding pleasure.

There are over 60 such changes over the previous 1064cc model.

New Engine - Eighty-five percent of the torque is available between 2,300 and 4,800 rpm. The engine uses a specially evolved Marelli Multipoint sequential ECU that takes care of the fuel injection system. A stepper motor and twin spark system, apart from dealing with instant starting, provide smooth power delivery, excellent fuel consumption and low emissions that are well within Euro 3 standards.