Moto Guzzi Breva V1100

108,000-mile service carried out between 8th and 15th September 2023. MOT passed on Monday 18th September 2023.

12,000-mile Gutsibits Service Kits: Engine SIA08002, Oils OIA08002, 2 off SIA05030 PMR8B Long Life Inner Spark Plugs and Fuel Filter FUA01090. See:

OEM control relays supplied by: &

Other Moto Guzzi parts suppliers are available. See: Moto Guzzi Service & Parts Resource

Our Breva V1100 has had no major issues since the 102,000-mile (6,000-mile) service.

Prior to this 108,000-mile (12,000-mile) service the instrument display had been showing an intermittent system fault. While the petrol tank and airbox assembly were removed I inspected all the electrical connectors for signs of corrosion. Nothing untoward was found but all the connectors were cleaned and retreated. Due to the machines age and mileage as a precaution I replaced the original control relays. Since doing this the instrument display hasn’t shown any system faults.

Except for some signs of corrosion on the front frame down tubes and greying engine paint, the machines overall finish is still holding up very well. Although its yearly mileage has somewhat diminished since buying our V85TT in July 2019 we’ll keep our Breva V1100. Owned from new it is part of the family and still puts a smile on my face every time I ride it.

Moto Guzzi Breva V1100: 102,000-Mile Report.

Saturday 17th July 2021.

Saturday 17th July 2021.

Our 2005 Breva V1100 continues to give solid reliable and dependable service. Nothing has needed attention since the 96,000-mile service which was carried out at 95,430 miles. It has just been a case of add petrol and ride.

The machine clocked up 102,000 miles on Saturday 17th July 2021 and was then taken off the road at 102,210 miles for a couple of weeks while we carry out a 6,000-mile service and inspection. During this period both front and rear wheels were removed for new tyres to be fitted.

Gutisbits in Slaithwaite, near Huddersfield (01484 841395) have supplied most of our Moto Guzzi service parts over the years and we have found them to be fast and efficient. Their mail order service is second to none.

Gutsibits offer service kits for all the popular Guzzi models. As you would expect a service kit contains everything you need to carry out a routine service, including all the crush washers and seals. In addition to saving time when placing an order, the kits work out more economical than sourcing parts individually.

Breva V1100 service kits: Engine SIA08002, Oil OIA08002. For a 12,000-mile service you just need to add the 2 off PMR8B long life inner spark plugs, part number SIA05030. Gutsibits website: 

Tyre Tec Trading in Enfield (0800 357 9757) supplied the Metzler Roadtec Z6 tyres and P & K Motorcycles in Ravensthorpe (01924 450334) fitted them. Tyre Tec Trading website: 

Moto Guzzi Breva V1100: 100,000 Miles.

MGCGB Magazine, Gambalunga. May/June 2021 Issue.

Genio e Sport, magazine of the Moto Guzzi Club of Victoria, Australia. November/December 2020 issue.

Our Breva V1100 is featured on page 12 & 13.

Moto Guzzi Breva V1100: 100,000-Mile Report.

Saturday 12th September 2020.

Saturday 12th September 2020.

Our Breva V1100 clocked up 100,000 miles on Saturday 12th September 2020.

It is our second Moto Guzzi to reach this figure. My wife, Jane’s 2006 Breva 750 (Barney) currently shows 145,391 miles (28-09-23) and it is still going strong. See: Barney's Page

We have owned the Breva V1100 from new and took delivery from Moto Strada in Shipley, Yorkshire on the 27th August 2005. The machine has been used solely for pleasure rides/tours during holidays and at weekends. It has never been used for commuting or when there’s salt on the roads.

Cosmetically the machine is in excellent condition and it certainly does not look like it has covered 100,000 miles. There are the inevitable stone chips of course but except for greying paint on the front of the engine the overall finish has held up very well.

The engine, clutch, gearbox, shaft drive, CARC bevel drive unit and all electrical sensors are original components and apart from routine servicing and maintenance have remained untouched.

Up to 78,000 miles it was serviced by Moto Strada but after they closed, I have done all the service and maintenance work. When we first bought the machine, where appropriate I went round all the fasteners in corrosion prone locations and applied Copperslip to the threads. This has paid dividends throughout its life because I have not come across any seized fasteners.

Oil consumption is still negligible and average fuel consumption is 43/45 mpg.

The machine was sold with Metzeler Roadtec Z6’s fitted. They have proved to be an excellent touring tyre offering good grip and stability in all conditions. I have not felt the need to change brands or type. Rear tyres average 13,000 miles and front tyres average 18,000 miles.

Brake pads are EBC FA244HH front and FA181HH rear. Front pads usually last around 32,000 miles. I replaced the original Brembo rear pads at 75,260 miles when I fitted a new EBC rear disc. The original disc had developed a slight run-out and was a MOT advisory at that time. The front brake discs are still original.

During our ownership of the Breva V1100 I have also covered 70,000 miles on our 2008 Buell XB12X Ulysses and 7,500 miles on our 2019 Moto Guzzi V85TT. I’m 6ft 3” so both the Buell and V85 are better suited to me ergonomically than the Breva V1100 but I can ride it long distances without too many aches and pains. Tours of the UK and mainland Europe plus frequent visits to the Moto Guzzi factory in Mandello del Lario have proved it is a more than capable long-distance machine.

What has gone wrong in 100,000 miles? Extraordinarily little is the simple answer. I don’t know whether it is down to its relatively pampered existence or just good luck, but it just keeps going and seems to thrive on high miles. To date it has been supremely reliable.

The following details are taken from the machines service record:

4,996 miles CARC bevel drive unit replaced under warranty recall. (April 2006)

12,789 miles Guzzi heated grips fitted.

38,519 miles Mistral road legal silencer fitted.

53,933 miles Guzzi 1200 Sport windshield fitted.

64,409 miles Rear wheel hugger fitted.

69,558 miles The original CARC reaction rod corroded quite badly. The replacement is an

Italian made Rosso Puro unit and is far better quality.

70,092 miles OEM catalytic convertor replaced with Agostini ‘Y’ connector pipe.

70,691 miles Battery replaced with OEM Yuasa YTX20CH-BS. (August 2015, 10 years old)

75,260 miles Original rear brake disc replaced with EBC MD840.

86,953 miles Front/rear brake hoses and oil cooler hoses replaced with HEL hoses c/w stainless steel end fittings.

87,099 miles Mirrors replaced with NOS Guzzi units.

90,416 miles Front brake light switch replaced.

95,430 miles Petrol tank insulation mat and all breather hoses on the machine replaced.

Centre stand replaced with NOS Guzzi unit plus new springs.

Clutch hose replaced with HEL hose c/w stainless steel end fittings.

Clutch master cylinder refurbished, new lid and seal fitted.

Front wheel spindle/axle, spacers and wheel hub seals replaced.

107,474 miles Front brake light switch replaced. 

108,010 miles OEM control relays replaced.

Alternator belt, precautionary replacements:
35,898 miles August 2010
54,095 miles January 2013
84,124 miles August 2017

Chris Jessop, 12th September 2020. (Section updated 28th September 2023)

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Sledmere, East Yorkshire. Wednesday 9th September 2020.

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B1248, East Yorkshire. Wednesday 9th September 2020.

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