Here’s a photo of the new Moto Guzzi Breva 750 (below)! A new era for Moto Guzzi, who are moving into a slightly different market with this bike. I took this photo at the 2003 Cycle World Motorcycle Show at the Dulles Expo Center in northern Virginia in March of 2003. The bike looks really nice up close!
Breva Comments: wBWvisitor “S.” writes: “I have had mine since September of 2003. As much as I’d like to give you a detailed article, I don’t know the names of the parts I am going to tell you about. For the past year my bike has been getting stuck in 2nd gear anywhere from 1 minute to 20 minutes I took it into my shop and they adjusted the cable. The next time they adjusted the gear lever. By the third time the owner had an opportunity to talk with other Moto Guzzi dealers and they knew of the problem too.
In fact, so does Guzzi. Approximately 50% of the bikes made have 2 parts that were too big and were jamming the gear drum (?). One’s a fork and the other has to do with sealing, although I don’t think it is an elastomeric seal. If I had a manual I would be more useful. Anyway, there is no recall or bulletin but Guzzi’s paying for it if you figure it out. Also, it’s something like a 12 hour job. The parts are in the back of the transmission and there is no back plate to remove to get to them, so everything has to come off!”
A couple more things: The right exhaust pipe sits higher than the left, which will melt your hard luggage. What I ended up doing is taking the bracket off and elongating the mounting hole. Also, be careful with closing the luggage, it doesn’t automatically align perfect and you end up gouging the clamp.
The idiot light for the gas comes on way too soon. Fortunately, I have the trip-meter, so it’s not that important. The paint on the front fork assembly eventually absorbs dirt/grime. I can’t clean it. 🙁
I didn’t say it before but I LOVE THIS BIKE!! These problems are minor compared to how it rides!!