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Old 10-17-2010, 02:39 PM   #1
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Moto Guzzi Breva - a good first bike?

I am looking at a Moto Guzzi Breva 750 and want to get an opinion if this is a good first bike. Are they reliable? Any quirks I should know about?

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Old 10-17-2010, 06:35 PM   #2
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:48 PM   #3
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might as well get a Fz6 or an SV650 or even a ninja 650R
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:01 PM   #4
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The reason I would say no is the fact that your first bike will always be dropped, bump things, maybe looped etc etc.

Just like driving a car for the first time you are going to expect things.

Secondly, if it gets taken due to neglect/poor parking choices etc you'll be at loss.

Thirdly, Im sure insurance will be costly.


I'd recommend a starter bike for a year or so, decide the type of riding you like to do and go from there.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:28 PM   #5
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Yea i would do tge same thing try and find a nice cheap bike that u will learn on and if u drop it wont hurt u as much if u were to buy a branf new one ... I know i drope mine when i first got it glad i didnt get a brand new one
But just my opinion in the end is all up to u
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might as well get a Fz6 or an SV650 or even a ninja 650R
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a used sv will probably cost as much as you will spend in shop fees for your 1st year owning a moto guzzi
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:40 AM   #7
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All depends on your wallet size.
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Yea i would do tge same thing try and find a nice cheap bike that u will learn on and if u drop it wont hurt u as much if u were to buy a branf new one ... I know i drope mine when i first got it glad i didnt get a brand new one
But just my opinion in the end is all up to u
I did as well.
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that FZ8 looks good!!!!!!

I'm not sure I'd get a Moto Guzzi. How is part availability? I'd start on a dime a dozen bike, get comfortable with riding, and then buy what I wanted a year or so down the road.
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I'd go for it if you have the cash, it's a great bike with a lot of power when you want it, but very forgiving at the same time. If you decide on a Guzzi, go check out MPH cycles over in Katy, I'm best friends with the son of the owner. They're the best Guzzi dealership in the south. I've heard of Mr. Haven (the owner) driving a really long way to a Guzzi owner in need broke down on the highway. The guy wasn't even one of his customers but he brought him a brand new Griso to ride while he serviced his bike.
http://www.mphcycles.com/
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FYI I did get the Breva. It was not new so the dollars expended were very reasonable. While not as much horsepower as a Kawasaki, Yamaha or Suzuki it is fine for me. Looking forward to many miles.
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