Moto Guzzi Breva V 750 IE Reviews

2006 Moto Guzzi Breva V 750 IE from New Zealand

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 miles
Most recent distance11500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda VTR250

Summary:

An excellent, very underrated motorcycle, I love it!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Excellent bike for commuting and touring. No problems.

I ride in all types of weather, still looking great.

Always starts first time, but the most time it has been left unridden is only 2 weeks.

Seat very comfortable and plenty of room for luggage options.

Fuel light flickers at 120 miles, but I look for petrol when it stays on at around 160/170 miles.

I've had it at 180 kms and still gaining. 48 bhp; more go than you'd expect.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2010

8th May 2011, 00:20

Original reviewer here. Now at 17000 miles. Slight leak in the shaft drive, but otherwise still going great. Have toured twice round the South Island of New Zealand, and have faced some terrible off road situations, thick gravel and mud. I think this bike is a keeper, as it just keeps on going no matter what. (Sport demon tyres on) Now I have a 2003 Ducati Supersport 1000 for extra fun as well, but I always enjoy my rides on this Guzzi.

3rd Sep 2011, 11:22

Hi. I too covered all of south and all of north island completely on a Guzzi Nevada 750, two up. The bike was 1999 model. The bike is still in New Zealand, it gave no problems at all. From Milford Sound to the Bay of Plenty, to the great surf coast to 70 Mile Beach, the bike just kept going. On returning to the UK, I purchased a 750ie Breva, again at 9000 miles. This bike is superb; faster, more fuel efficient, and attracts attention on the road.

Very good moto bikes.

2005 Moto Guzzi Breva V 750 IE from United Kingdom

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance16000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GS500E

Summary:

Gets fast very fast

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 9 reviews