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Moto Guzzi Breva V1100

Shaft drive close up

Year of specifications 2005
Engine 1064 cc, V-twin
Transmission 6-speed, Shaft
Top speed 132 mph
0-60 MPH -
Horsepower 86 hp @ 7500 rpm
Weight 233 kg
Seat height 800 mm

The 2005 Moto Guzzi Breva V 1100 is a completely redesigned 90º V-Twin with a new, larger alternator positioned between the cylinder heads, new oil sump design, and lighter pistons to reduce crankcase inertia and reduce vibration.

The most significant technological innovation is Moto Guzzi's patented "cardano reattivo" or "CA.R.C." (compact reactive shaft drive). The shaft drive is incorporated into the aluminum swingarm. The pinion and drive shaft oscillate inside the swingarm and the drive shaft has a double universal joint with built in torsional dampers to optimize the responsiveness of the transmission. This new compact system eliminates the shaft drive effect normally caused by shaft drives while enabling the use of a single sided swingarm with a non-load-bearing reaction arm. For the rider this adds up to a clean, quiet, maintenance free system that delivers a consistently smooth ride through gear changes, acceleration and throttle release.

The keyword used to describe the design of the Breva V 1100 is ridability. The bike had to be quick off the start, responsive in city traffic, maneuverable through the curves and steady as a rock on the straight a ways. Moto Guzzi's meticulous mechanical design of the frame geometry and suspension modification and the positioning of the engine for perfect weight distribution have achieved their goal. The result is an ergonomic natural riding position that puts even the tallest rider of the Breva V 1100 immediately in complete harmony with the bike with riding characteristics that are always predictable and precise in all conditions.

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