This beautiful 744cc V-Twin machine was introduced at Intermot 2002, Munich. The ease of maintenance and durability of a Moto Guzzi and the even, flat torque curve of the 750 makes the engine suitable to everyday use. The first 750 were delivered in 2003 celebrating the company's anniversary. Just for the record, the Breva 850 (877 cc) was introduced in 2006 and the 1100 (1,064 cc) was introduced in 2005 and the 1100 also has a ABS version. The 1200 (also with ABS) has been their last launch from the Breva series.
The air-cooled, transverse V-twin engine is held in a twin-downtube steel frame, with a non-adjustable front fork, twin rear shocks and a single disc brake at each end. The chassis is new, and although the 744cc powerplant is based on Guzzi's previous V75 unit, recently seen in the Nevada and although little changed since the 1980s, this time there are substantial improvements like the previously mentioned Feul injection system which is sourced from Weber-Marelli. This goes along with a larger and more efficient airbox designed to allow easy filter replacement. Then the pistons have a new anti-wear coating and revised ring design, Camshaft profile is revised, the lubrication system is updated, and the new twin-silencer exhaust incorporates a catalytic converter.
Speed and power is definitely not the Breva V750's strength and it never hides that fact. The bike is not meant for hard and harsh riding although it can very well take all that, but cruise at 90 mph and you will know that this is a motorcycle you will surely start loving with time.
For a 750cc, it weighs a reasonable 182kg, which means you will also get a very good mileage. Basically, good suspensions, short wheelbase pf 1449mm good grip from the Bridgestone BT45 tyres and all the above mentioned features makes the Breva V750 a very decent all round bike.
At a list price of $7,490, the bike is both affordable and a good choice for someone looking seriously at street standards.
· Engine: Ohv pushrod, two valves per cylinder, air-cooled 90-degree transverse 744cc Fuel injected V-twin
· Bore x stroke & Compression ratio: 80 x 74mm & 9.6:1
· Maximum power & torque: 48bhp @ 6800rpm & 41lb.ft @ 3600rpm
· Clutch & Transmission: Dry single-disc & 5-speed, shaft final drive
· Front & Rear suspension: 40mm inverted telescopic Marzocchi, 130mm travel & Twin Bitubo dampers, 118mm travel, adjustments for preload
· Front & Rear brake: Four-piston Brembo caliper, 320mm disc & Double-action Brembo caliper, 260mm disc
· Front & Rear tyre: 110/70 x 17 & 130/80 x 17 (both Bridgestone BT45)
· Wheelbase & Seat Height: 1449mm & 790mm
· Fuel capacity & Dry weight: 18 litres & 182 kgs
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