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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by brucifer, May 23, 2020.
Just checked their pre owned inventory; didn't see it listed.
You might call Hamlin in CT at Hamlin Cycles. He has a 36 inch inseam and I believe he has a Breva to sell.
One of the top shops in the US and they ship bikes all over.
I'll say it one more time. Your height is way outside of the standard design parameters the OEM uses. You're going to have to modify a few parts to make any bike fit. The good news is it's the easy parts.
Anything wrong with an '04 V11 Sport? I know it's a tighter fit than the Breva but how is the bike as a whole? Reliable as any of them? Any weirdness that needs to be known with this model?
Many folks tour on Spine-framed Guzzis like the V11 Sport, but they are known for their compact accommodations. As with many sportbikes, the pegs are high and it's a reach to the bars. These ergos can be changed with help from the aftermarket, but you may be better served by a bike that is roomier to begin with. I suggest the CARC bikes like the Norge or the Breva 1100. These machines are available with 2-valve ('07-'11) or 4-valve/cylinder heads ('12- Norge). Do be careful with early 4-valve models (valvetrain issues) and you may have to invest in new or repaired instruments (water intrusion issues). However, these bikes are pretty standard in presentation and remain well-served by the aftermarket. I consider the Breva and the Breva Sport to be a couple of unsung heroes from Guzzi's past. I particularly like the 2-valve/cylinder variants.
I just talked to him, it sold, no surprise, a good looking, mechanic owned bike. Sorry bro.
Try the MG sites so as to find someone near you that may allow a test sit or even a test ride:
There are a lot of others as well.
Good luck, I love me some Gooseses!
I've got my 2014 Norge for sale over at wild guzzi site. If anyone needs a perfectly cared for motorcycle this is it.
Custom seats can be built, footpegs can be modified...however, with the orginal poster's inseam a Stelvio or V85TT might be a prudent choice unless the 'cruiser'-style riding position is desired, then the 1400s-line might serve
Do any of you guzzistas know when the 4 valve engine was dropped in the Breva Sport? I’m looking at a low mileage 08 model... don’t want to screw around with the flat tappets.
The US never got the 4 vpc 'Sport, only the 2 vpc.
I am pretty tall and had questions about those heads, too - do they put off a lot of heat? It's miserable enough around here in the summer.
Thanks. Thats what I needed!
I have a lesser inseam 32". I ha e owned 7 Guzzis only hit my legs once. It was the sudden stop of hitting a deer
I have 35" inseam and do touch the heads at times on my V-9, it is not like you are hitting them, just a touch, open the legs a bit and no issues at all. If I am trying to hug the tank and put my knees in the tank recess it is useful to slid back a bit on the saddle.
I have a V-7 tank and seat on mine FYI..
Been riding Guzzi's since 1973, and have never had a problem with the cylinders hitting the knees - 32" inseam. The SP3 is a little tight, but the knees hit the fairing, which makes for a nice riding position.
Heat on the legs ? Not so bad, until it hots the mid to high 80's. Then it's noticeable, but not uncomfortable.
Ride mine this Sept Van .
I saw a V7 and a V85 a couple weeks ago at a motorcycle swap meet. Beautiful machines. Got me thinking...
Both are a different experience than the Bassa , and yet any Guzzi will have the same character . The heat question is mostly a non-issue .
I am 5’8” 28”
I have an older 850t3 with a pretty radical set of rear sets on it. I hit my knees and shins on the carbs but not the heads.
on more normal seating positions Guzzis I have no problem.
Well that's not entirely true, I can hit the heads if I scoot up on the seat right after the fuel tank.
But in the normal riding position I don't hit the heads all that often