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2012 Moto Guzzi California 90 Anniversary

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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.

Hit the jump for more information on the Moto Guzzi California 90 Anniversary.

Press Release

Moto Guzzi California 90 Anniversary

Moto Guzzi announced the final edition of the historic California model during its 90th Anniversary celebration at Moto Guzzi World Days in Mandello del Lario, Italy. After 40 years in production, the new California 90 will be the last version of the iconic California family produced and imported to the United States. Guzzisti and interested two-wheel aficionados can contact a local Moto Guzzi dealer, starting today, to pre-order a piece of history. The Moto Guzzi California 90 will have an MSRP of $15,990 and arrives at dealers in March 2012.

Exemplifying a stunningly beautiful lineage of the Guzzi brand, the California 90 was crafted with the same care and attention that has made the brand famous. A few of the highlighted features include:

- A color scheme with a two-colored chromium plated concept of retro California Metallic Orange / Diamond White.
- A tank logo which reproduces the writing used by Moto Guzzi and its original designers in the 1930s.
- An identification plate on the steering yoke that certifies the limited edition production as the final edition of the California.
- A Cowhide saddle as comfortable as an armchair to enjoy the open road on.

Moto Guzzi California 90 Anniversary

The "Anniversario" graphic enhances the beautiful spoked wheels, steel mudguards and fog lights - elements that were inherited from the Vintage model. The California 90 maintains the beautiful fit, finish and attention to detail that Guzzi’s are known for. The windshield’s stainless steel brackets, a chrome-plated luggage rack, and two saddlebags with velvet lined interior boast "Guzzi Beauty" from start to finish.

The beating heart of the California 90 is the standard big block 90 degree v-twin engine, famous for its tremendous torque and renowned reliability. With a bore and stroke of 92 and 80 mm respectively, the 1064cc unit features aluminium alloy cylinders and pistons with a special wear-resistant graphite coating. Fuelled by a Weber Marelli IAW electronic injection system with 40 mm diameter throttle bodies, it boasts low emissions and a weighty thrust even at low rpm’s. The California 90 puts out a healthy 69 ft. lbs. of torque at 5,000 rpm, and further capacity to stretch out to 6,400 rpm where it puts out its maximum power of 74 hp.

Moto Guzzi California 90 Anniversary

Just like the engine, the chassis aspects of the Moto Guzzi California 90 also share the same characteristics as the Vintage version. The frame is a modular double cradle with a steering angle of 29 degrees which ensures stability and precision in turns. Comfort is guaranteed by quality suspension components. At the front is a Marzocchi fork with 45 mm stanchions and 140 mm wheel travel while the rear has an aluminum swingarm linked to two shock absorbers, featuring adjustable spring preload and 104 mm of wheel travel. The braking system boasts the best components available on the market: it consists of 320 mm dual front floating disc operated by two, four-piston Brembo calipers and a 282 mm rear disc with a Brembo two-piston caliper. It is also characterized by the famous Moto Guzzi linked braking system. Other standout features are the spoked wheels, with 18-inches at the front and 17-inches at the rear to accommodate high profile tires, providing outstanding agility and a superlative feel.

Specifications

Engine

Moto Guzzi California 90 Anniversary
Engine Type90° V-Twin, 4 stroke
Displacement1,064 cc
Maximum power73.4 hp at 6,400 rpm
Maximum torque64 ft. lbs at 5,000 rpm
Exhaust system2 into 2 exhaust; three-way catalyzer with Lambda sensor (Euro 3)

Transmission

Moto Guzzi California 90 Anniversary
Gearbox5 speed
Secondary driveshaft drive, ratio 8/33 = 1:4.125

Chassis

Front suspensionMarzocchi hydraulic telescopic fork, Ø 45 mm, adjustable
Rear suspensionswing arm with 2 hydraulic shock absorbers, adjustable
Braking systemIntegrated braking system, with proportioning and delay valve
Front brakedouble Brembo Serie Oro stainless steel floating disc, Ø 320 mm, 4 piston calipers
Rear brakesingle Brembo stainless steel floating disc, Ø 282 mm, 2 piston caliper
Front tire110/90 18”
Rear tire140/70 17”

Dimensions

Moto Guzzi California 90 Anniversary
Length93 inches
Width32 inches
Height54.7 inches
Seat height30.7 inches
Dry weight553 lbs
Fuel tank capacity4 Gallons (Reserve 1 gallon)

Quotes

Moto Guzzi California 90 Anniversary

Autoblog ---- "Power is supplied by the 90-degree V-Twin engine that has become synonymous with Moto Guzzi, with 74 horsepower and 69 pound-feet of torque. Despite its classic appearance, the bike features advanced braking technology in the form of dual-floating discs pressed by two four-piston Brembo calipers up front. A two-piston Brembo piece takes care of the rear."

Ultimatemotorcycle ---- "The "Anniversario" graphic enhances the beautiful spoked wheels, steel mudguards and fog lights - elements that were inherited from the Vintage model. The California 90 maintains the beautiful fit, finish and attention to detail that Guzzi’s are known for."

Bikez ---- "Moto Guzzi announced the final edition of the historic California model during its 90th Anniversary celebration at Moto Guzzi World Days in Mandello del Lario, Italy. After 40 years in production, the new California 90 will be the last version of the iconic California family produced and imported to the United States."



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