2005 Moto Guzzi Breva V 750 IE
Gets fast very fast
After owning the bike for just under one month, I had problems with the battery. It was becoming flat after only a week of inactivity.
The fuel light is inaccurate and flickers a lot.
Very nice bike with excellent handling and performance. The torque is extremely good, and gets you to 70 in a matter of seconds.
I've gone out and replaced the battery for a new one, but the problem of it discharging is the same. Recommend buying a charger which you can connect on an evening, and leave to charge over night as I have done.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th September, 2008
11th Dec 2008, 02:51
** BATTERY SOLUTION**
I have a new (only done 45km) Breva 750 and have noticed the same problem - battery going flat. I'm waiting for my Italian licence (7 months so far..) so only go for a 1km ride up the lane now and again, but the battery is always flat.
Lift off the seat and on the left behind the grey plastic panel are 2 fuses (both 30amp) - (you'll need an allen key to take the top bolt out off to get the panel off it's very easy). If you remove the first fuse (the one on the outside of the bike) it cuts power to the instruments (probably the clock is running the battery down - you'll notice a little spark as you put it back in to prove it is draining power). Just wedge the fuse in the rubber beside the proper slot for storage then when you need the bike, pop the fuse back in its slot (it's a hell of a lot easier than unbolting the battery).
The best idea would be to put in a waterproof switch on the thinner red cable connected to the battery. That way, when you know you won't use the bike for more than a few days, pop up the seat and switch it off.
It's BAD we have to do this, but hey, this is designed in Italy and if it takes more than 7 months to get a driving licence changed from a UK one to an Italian one, you can't expect them to design a bike properly. But then I love this bike for the same reasons I love this country.