2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring

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When it comes to big tourers, the Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring is one of the most wanted models from the streets. And there is no wonder why, as it comes with a comprehensive list of features that were especially developed to make your long journeys as comfortable as possible.

Hand built in the factory in Mandello del Lario (Como, Italy), the California 1400 Touring is propelled by a 90° V-Twin Engine, 4-Stroke, 4 Valves, Double Ignition engine with a displacement of 1380 cc. Fire it up and it will reward you with a power of 71 KW (96 HP) at 6500 rpm and 87 Ft-Lb (120 Nm) of torque at 2750 Rpm.

Among the features offered by the Moto Guzzi 1400 Touring you’ll find ABS and traction control, a Patrol windscreen, high performance silencers, chrome-plated and machined components.

Hit the jump for more information on the California 1400 Touring.

Overview

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring

The California 1400 Custom and California 1400 Touring are presented as world ambassadors for the Moto Guzzi brand, embodying the highest values of Italian designed as an ideal of beauty and luxury. Everything on California Touring and California Custom helps to combine the best of the latest and most advanced technology with the classic style and elegance of the Moto Guzzi brand: brand new powerful 1400cc engine in the classic transversal V2 architecture, ride by wire, cruise control, ABS and traction control are among the key features.

Hand built in the factory in Mandello del Lario (Como, Italy), where the Moto Guzzi are born continuously since 1921, the California 1400 is distinguished by the craftsmanship with which each component is assembled. Attention that makes every Moto Guzzi California a unique piece, able to marry and to emphasize the strong personality of a passionate and exclusive clientele.

A sense of adventure and luxury, in perfectly balanced harmony. These essential characteristics allow boundless horizons to be faced with bold spirit and maximum comfort. The technical solutions, the new mechanical components and the innovative but faithful design make the California 1400 Touring the flagship of Gran Turismo. Pure reference for the entire category.

The Touring is the California in its most classic expression, destined for great travelers, thanks to a level of comfort, aerodynamic protection and load capacity which only a Moto Guzzi can offer.

Equipped with a “Patrol” windscreen, supplementary chrome-plated headlights, 35 liter panniers, engine and pannier guard kit, the Touring is a lavishly chromed and technological “tourer” which, powered by the largest V-twin ever seen before in Europe, is able to trot along all day with a thrilling sound and, if necessary, leave behind any vehicle on two or four wheels.

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring

The sensory indulgence continues with the engine off, outside your favorite bar or in your garage at home, where you can explore it in its smallest detail. Here there is plenty of choice, including engine and construction details or technological devices: among these, for the first time in its category, the possibility to choose the preferred engine response between Touring, Sport and Rain modes, or select the cruise control which, together with the anti-theft device, is part of the standard equipment.

But the luxurious standard equipment does not preclude the possibility of further customizing the California according to one’s own taste and needs: the accessories catalog is the most comprehensive ever produced by Moto Guzzi.

High performance silencers, chrome-plated and machined components, saddles of all types and materials, as well as support and the App which turns an iPhone into a supplementary dashboard to obtain all kinds of navigation, performance and technical data information.

Special attention has been given to the chromatic concept, developed in two colors: white with dark decorative threads on the tank, inspired by the California Highway Patrol versions, or classic black with white threads, reminiscent of the original versions, such as the V7 and 850 California.

2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring Key Features:

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring

• New powerful 1400cc engine in the classic transversal V2 architecture
• New ABS and traction control
• Patrol windscreen
• High performance silencers, chrome-plated and machined components
• Preferred engine response between Touring, Sport and Rain modes
• Cruise control which, together with the anti-theft device

Specifications

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring
Engine type90° V-twin engine, 4-stroke, 4 valves, double ignition
CoolingAir and oil with an independent cooling pump. Oil radiator with thermostat controlled fan.
Engine capacity1380 cm³
Bore and stroke104 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio10.5 : 1
Maximum power71 kW (96 HP) at 6500 rpm
Maximum torque87 ft-lb - 120 Nm @2750 rpm
Fuel supply / IgnitionPhased electronic Multipoint sequential injection, Magneti Marelli IAW7SM; “ride by wire” Ø 52 mm throttle body, IWP 243 Magneti Marelli injectors, double oxygen sensor, integrated management of 3 engine mappings, traction control, cruise control
StarterElectric
Spark plugsNGK LMAR8F, 2 per cylinder
Exhaust systemStainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe
Type approvalEPA and CARB
Gearbox6 speeds with final overdrive
Final driveDouble cardan joint and fixed bevel gear seat
ClutchSingle-disc with integrated anti-vibration buffer
ChassisSteel tubing, closed double cradle with elastic-kinematic engine mounting system to isolate vibrations.
Wheelbase66.3 in - 1685mm
Trail6.1 in - 155 mm
Headstock angle32°
Steering angle38°
Front suspensionØ 46 mm hydraulic telescopic fork, with radial calliper mounting brackets
Front wheel travel4.7 in - 120 mm
Rear suspensionSwingarm with double shock absorber with adjustable spring preload. No rebound adjustment on rear shock.
Rear wheel travel4.3 in - 110 mm
Front brakeDual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons
Rear brake282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons
WheelsAluminium alloy
Front tire130/70 R 18”
Rear tire200/60 R 16”
Length96.2 in. - 2445 mm
Width40.5 in. - 1030mm
Height57.4 in. - 1460 mm
Saddle height29.1 in. - 740 mm (Opt: 28.3 in. - 720 mm)
Minimum ground clearance6.4 in. - 165 mm
Dry weight709.8 lbs.- 322 Kg
Kerb weight742.9 lbs. - 337 Kg
Fuel tank capacity5.4 gal. - 20.5 litres
Reserve1.3 gal. - 5 litres
Color optionsWhite with dark decorative threads on the tank, Classic black with white threads
Price$18,490

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