Guzzi Breva 1200

Rincon Beach Sunset

Rincon Beach Sunset

 

During the month of October 2008 I had the opportunity to spend 10 days with the Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport.  I found the bike to be a wonderful mix of naked, sport and even tourer if it was bagged up.  A great bike for “The Most Interesting Person in the World”.

Below are links to the articles in the order that I wrote them:

 

  1. Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport. A Bike for “The Most Interesting Man in the World”
  2. Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport, Day 2
  3. Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 – Day 3 Tweaks and Tech Specs
  4. Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 – Day 4 – Monday Morning Commute
  5. Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 – Day 5 – Notes, Details and Nits to Pick
  6. Moto Guzzi Breva – Day 6 – I Get Knocked down, but I get up Again…
  7. Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport – Day 7 – Time with the Suspension.
  8. Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport – Day 8 – Why should I buy a Guzzi?
  9. Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport — 1000 plus miles, back to the factory!
Below you can find the pictures that I took of the bike.  Hope you fall in love with it as much as I did.
The Breva 1200 Sport, just north of Ventura off the 101, Sunset.

The Breva 1200 Sport, just north of Ventura off the 101, Sunset.

Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport, click for larger picture.

Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport, click for larger picture.

Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport detail, click for larger picture.

Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport detail, click for larger picture.

Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport detail, click for larger picture.

Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport detail, click for larger picture.

The Breva 1200 Sport for 2008

The Breva 1200 Sport for 2008

The Breva 1200 V-Twin Engine, shared with the Norge.

The Breva 1200 V-Twin Engine, shared with the Norge.

8 thoughts on “Guzzi Breva 1200

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  4. Hey Dano,

    Posting on this subject comes, a bit, out of the blue, buuut…
    Wondering if you know if the 1200 sport is available in the US in the ’09 version, with the upgraded 4v engine…? Can’t seem to find one, leads me to believe they didn’t bring that one in. Only ’08s around. Thanks!

  5. No, only the 2V version is available. They didn’t make enough 4V bikes to bring them over. There’s some good deals on the 08’s around, that’s for sure! Rose farm still has one or two left.

  6. Right, as I suspected. I was on a long ride this weekend to NYC from Pittsburgh, and stopped into an amazing place called Europa Macchina, which is near Harrisburg. Exotic car restoration and Guzzi dealer. Like Rose Farm, one of the places that really knows Guzzis and goes the extra mile. They had a couple 1200s there. Very cool. Wish the bars were pulled back just a bit more, which they, apparently, did on the ’09s. Plus the engine, of course. Thanks for the info!

  7. You can put a set of Aprilia Tuono bars on there (I’m suspecting that’s what happened) to pull them back a touch.

    I don’t know what you get for the 4V personally. I don’t think the low-end grunt is as good, and it’s also kind of cool to have the last of a breed — the 2V Twin that Guzzi has been producing for 40+ years.

  8. Good suggestion on the bars. Will definitely look into that. I got onto the idea of 4v from test riding the Griso “8V” which I loved loved loved. Took a deep breath, gave it back to the dealer and kept my Triumph. Hope to be writing you soon about my new Guzzi! Thanks much…

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