Breva 850 is powered by a 877 cc engine, 90 degree, V-twin, with 6-speed transmission, that produces 72 bhp @ 7600 rpm of power. It uses a final drive system for a 231 kg / 509 lbs bike.
Feeding the engine is a Magneti Marelli IAW alfa-n system Multipoint phased sequential fuel features 2 throttle bodies of 40 mm with injectors Weber IW 031, Lambda sensor.
Braking performance features twin Ø 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, four piston calipers on the front and a single Ø 282 mm steel disc, 2 piston caliper at rear.
A modern classic
Some people use logic to choose a motorbike. This is like a mathematical exercise – an exercise involving a certain amount of a measurable quality leading to an intelligent solution. Others use their hearts. They look for that indefinable something that simply says “this is it”. It is something they know the instant they sit in the saddle for the first time.
The Breva 850 falls into both these categories. The modern sharp lines of the “naked” make it seem ready for any challenge. The specially designed frame makes it agile, manageable and easy to ride while the engine that has the entire history of Moto Guzzi behind it provides the power. It is only the unmistakeable 90 degree gap between the cylinders that makes it recognisable. It was with this 90 degree V engine that the California models of the 70’s made their name. The rest of the engine has evolved considerably. It is technologically very advanced offering perfect balance but yet provides startling acceleration. The virtually vibration-free performance only adds to the pleasure of riding. All these factors add to the enjoyment even if you don’t need to lie sprawled flat out on the tank. The Breva 850 is ideally suited to fast, comfortable commuting but is also just the answer for avoiding stress.
The Breva 850 makes you stand out from the crowd with its sophisticated chrome engine and transmission, its grey paintwork contrasting against the black frame, its new rocker box covers and its decisive high-tech look. There are also countless ways to customise your machine with a vast range of accessories and dedicated clothing or you can improve safety by opting for the ABS version. A modern classic could do no less than carry the Racing Red or the legendary Guzzi Black colour scheme or the elegant light silver that is the new colour of 2007.
2009 Moto Guzzi Breva 850 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 40 mm with injectors Weber IW 031, Lambda sensor
Starting system 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
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
Frame double cradle, in high tensile strenght 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
R Front wheel travel 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 bracke single Ø 282 mm steel disc, 2 piston caliper
Wheels three spokes light alloy wheels, gravity casting
Front rim 3” x 17”
Rear rim 5.50” x 17”
Front tyre 120/70 Z’”
Rear tyre 180/55 Z’”
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 litres
Reserve 4 litres
* Specifications and colours of Moto Guzzi Breva 850 may change without notice.