Written on: 16/02/2008
Very stable and agile for a large machine. Well equipped, with very good quality components used. Nicely finished. Lots of grunt with excellent brakes. Engine has lots of grunt - more than enough for most purposes and sounds great. This bike stands out in a crowd!
Not any major bad points. Suspension is a little bit on the soft side, but can be adjusted. Fine for crusing and plodding, but not hard enough for hard high speed riding above a ton. However, it is a very comfortable bike to ride. Gear box is very good in operation but still noisily clunks into first gear. No problem with functionality though.
I've had the Moto Guzzi Breva for 4 months now and really love it. Leaves a big smile on your face and tonnes of feelgood factor. Mine has a screen which is effective, but upright, so you get wind noise and turbulance, especially if you don't use ear plugs (I would recommend using them). For mainly touring use, the Norge with it's full fairing is better, but you will suffer in summer at low speeds or stops as the heat wells up behind it. In this respect the Breva is better, being more open and cooler. I had a couple of problems that were quickly and easily fixed by the suppling dealer. Overall a very good experience.