Like its predecessors, the 2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom offers an interesting mix between the classic style of the old cruisers and modern technology. Among the modern features offered by the new Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom you’ll find a brand new powerful 1400cc engine in the classic transversal V2 architecture, ride by wire, cruise control, ABS and traction control.
The company says about its new California 1400 Custom that is “the “bad” sibling of the California family, in total contrast in terms of temperament and style.”
Talking about style, the motorcycle features a classic cruiser design: two catchy wheels, shiny engine, comfortable saddle and imposing handlebars. All merging together to form a typically Italian design language which inspires power and sportiness.
Other notable styling details include the two-seater saddle boasting the hot-pressed Eagle logo, the drag bar handlebars with light-weight supports and the original rear shock absorbers with external tank.
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Both the 2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring and Custom models are built with performance and luxury in mind. The motorcycles are packed with a long list of modern features like a brand new powerful 1400cc engine in the classic transversal V2 architecture, ride by wire, cruise control, ABS and traction control.
Perhaps it goes without saying that Moto Guzzi’s engineers have spent a lot of time to develop perfect ergonomics for their new Touring. Thereby you get a comfortable riding position, proper aerodynamic protection and generous load capacity.
As far as style goes, the Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring is equipped with a “Patrol” windscreen, supplementary chrome-plated headlights, 35 liter panniers, a pair of tasty exhaust pipes, engine and pannier guard kit.
The bikes are hand built in the factory in Mandello del Lario (Como, Italy), so you can expect to first class craftsmanship and reliability.
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To celebrate its 90 years anniversary, Moto Guzzi launched a special edition on its California model. The Moto Guzzi California is available in a special two-tone anniversary paint job. The bike has also a large ‘Guzzi’ logo on the tank, ‘California 90’ decals on the side covers plus an aluminium special edition plaque.
Among the features offered by the Moto Guzzi California 90 Anniversary you’ll find a large windscreen and waterproof hard panniers. Both the panniers and the engine are protected by chrome guards.
The California 90 Anniversary is powered by an 1064cc V-twin, engine that delivers 73.4by hp @ 6,400rpm and 69ft.lb of torque. The stopping power is handled by dual-floating discs pressed by two four-piston Brembo calipers up front while a two-piston Brembo piece takes care of the rear.
The motorcycle is offered with a starting price of $15,990.
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The first generation Moto Guzzi California was launched in 1971. After 35 years, the company decided to celebrate its long lasting model by creating an exclusive Vintage version.
The new 2012 Moto Guzzi California Vintage is basically a retro cruiser with a pronounced Italian style. You’ll especially like the classy windscreen which is decorated with a stainless steel strip. It’s also worthy of being mentioned that the bag is made from rotational nylon, waterproof, lined and protected with chromed steel tubes.
Compared to the standard model, the special edition California Vintage comes with bigger tires and a new engine. Talking about the engine, the 2012 California Vintage is powered by the company’s 1100cc 90° V-Twin unit which has been borrowed from the Breva 1100.
The Moto Guzzi California Vintage is offered with a starting price of $18,995.
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The best competitor for the police Harley, this Italian custom is a filled-with-heritage piece of machinery especially designed for the wistful rider in every one of us. It is the first European bike to have ever said a word about its maker on other continents and it did it first with the V7 Special and the legendary 90-degree 757 V-twin engine. Today, a modern-day replica cheers nostalgics and leaves the impression of a restored classic two-wheeler.