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2008 Moto Guzzi Breva 850

2008 Moto Guzzi Breva 850

The Breva 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 unmistakeable style. The beauty of the Breva 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 2008 are the new electric controls that are shared with the Norge flagship model.

Technical Specifications

Type: 90° V-Twin, 4 stroke
Cooling system: air cooled
Displacement: 877 cc
Bore and stroke: 92 x 66 mm
Compression ratio: 9.8 : 1
Valve timing: intake open - 24° B.T.D.C. intake close - 52° A.B.D.C. exhaust open - 54° B.B.D.C. exhaust close - 22° A.T.D.C.
Maximum Power: 53 kW at 7600 rpm
Maximum torque: 66 Nm at 7000 rpm
Fuel system: Magneti Marelli IAW alfa-n system Multipoint phased sequential fuel; 2 throttle bodies of 45 mm, Lambda sensor, stepper motor idle control
Starting: electric
Ignition: inductive discharge, digitally controlled, electronic twin spark ignition
Exhaust system: stainless steel, 2 in 1, with three ways catalyser and Lambda probe oxygen sensor
Homologation: Euro 3

Gearbox: 6 speed
Internal ratios: 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
Lubrication: splash
Primary drive: helical gears, ratio 23/36=1 :1.565
Final drive: CA.R.C. Compact Reactive Shaft Drive; double universal joint with floating bevel gear, ratio 12/44 = 1:3.666
Clutch: dual disc dry
Rev: 1/11-2006

Frame: double cradle, in high tensile strengh tubular steel
Wheelbase: 1,495 mm
Trail: 120 mm
Steering head angle: 25,30°
Steering angle: 32°
Front suspension: telescopic hydraulic fork with Ø 45 mm, preload adjustable
Front wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension: single arm suspension progressive linkage, rear shock absorber adjustable in rebound ad pre-load (hydraulic)
Rear wheel travel: 140 mm
Front brake: twin Ø 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, four piston calipers
Rear brake: single Ø 282 mm steel disc, 2 piston caliper
Wheels: three spokes light alloy wheels, gravity casting
Front wheel: 3.50” x 17”
Rear wheel: 5.50” x 17”
Front tyre: 120/70 ZR17”
Rear tyre: 180/55 ZR17”

Voltage: 12 V
Battery: 12 V – 18 Ah
Alternator: 12 V – 540 W

Length: 2,195 mm
Width: 870 mm
Height: 1,125 mm
Seat height: 800 mm
Ground clearance: 185 mm
Dry weight: 231 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 23 litre
Reserve: 4 litre

Technical specifications of Breva 850 may change without notice.