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.
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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.
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:
• 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
|Engine type||90° V-twin engine, 4-stroke, 4 valves, double ignition|
|Cooling||Air and oil with an independent cooling pump. Oil radiator with thermostat controlled fan.|
|Engine capacity||1380 cm³|
|Bore and stroke||104 x 81.2 mm|
|Compression ratio||10.5 : 1|
|Maximum power||71 kW (96 HP) at 6500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||87 ft-lb - 120 Nm @2750 rpm|
|Fuel supply / Ignition||Phased 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|
|Spark plugs||NGK LMAR8F, 2 per cylinder|
|Exhaust system||Stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe|
|Type approval||EPA and CARB|
|Gearbox||6 speeds with final overdrive|
|Final drive||Double cardan joint and fixed bevel gear seat|
|Clutch||Single-disc with integrated anti-vibration buffer|
|Chassis||Steel tubing, closed double cradle with elastic-kinematic engine mounting system to isolate vibrations.|
|Wheelbase||66.3 in - 1685mm|
|Trail||6.1 in - 155 mm|
|Front suspension||Ø 46 mm hydraulic telescopic fork, with radial calliper mounting brackets|
|Front wheel travel||4.7 in - 120 mm|
|Rear suspension||Swingarm with double shock absorber with adjustable spring preload. No rebound adjustment on rear shock.|
|Rear wheel travel||4.3 in - 110 mm|
|Front brake||Dual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons|
|Rear brake||282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons|
|Front tire||130/70 R 18”|
|Rear tire||200/60 R 16”|
|Length||96.2 in. - 2445 mm|
|Width||40.5 in. - 1030mm|
|Height||57.4 in. - 1460 mm|
|Saddle height||29.1 in. - 740 mm (Opt: 28.3 in. - 720 mm)|
|Minimum ground clearance||6.4 in. - 165 mm|
|Dry weight||709.8 lbs.- 322 Kg|
|Kerb weight||742.9 lbs. - 337 Kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||5.4 gal. - 20.5 litres|
|Reserve||1.3 gal. - 5 litres|
|Color options||White with dark decorative threads on the tank, Classic black with white threads|