1982-2008 Moto Guzzi California — Motorcyclist Magazine

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The first Guzzi California appeared in as the baseline 850 Eldorado, with trim and a massive touring Glacial Italian evolution led to the California II, featuring an updated engine. The California III came in with more congruent and, later, fuel The big bore California 1100 in ’94.

Later Californias, 2003 models, were with recalls for defective lifters and a short-lived clutch. Californias, though, are an outstanding, entry into the world of

The California cruisers are all powered by iconic air-cooled, two-valve, 90-degree V-twin-a powerplant as as Silvio Berlusconi’s limo. ’74 on, they utilize the frame Lino Tonti for the 850 Le Mans superbike, so out-handle competitors. Throwing sparks a California’s floorboards in the twisties is fun.

Guzzi guru Etheridge of Moto Guzzi in Long Beach believes the Californias are best. He advises to for loose universal joints on examples; replacements cost $300 and a failure can lock the wheel. The Digiplex ignition box the early-’90s models is unreliable and

Mark says to check the every 5000 miles,

Despite dated looks, an California II provides loads of grunt for just north of Well-kept examples run for hundreds of of miles and feature easily points ignition and carburetors. For a few more, a committed highway might consider a California III with hard luggage and a as broad as Grandma Giuseppe’s

For around $4000, a ’94 accessorized with hard and a windshield will eat up miles Pavarotti inhaled plates of Typical Guzzi blue values are somewhat inaccurate, so do price comparisons before you

Sourcing Guzzi parts can be negotiating with the mafia. are few, but well connected. MG in Wisconsin and MPH Cycles in Houston carry gaskets, filters, OE and performance parts.

Moto Guzzi California 1100 Injection
Moto Guzzi California 1100 Injection

Locating some arcane may require an E-mail to parts Duilio Agostini, located a few hundred feet from the factory in Mandello del Lario,

For almost four decades, the series has provided Europhiles reliable mounts for rumbling the world’s backroads. The early are an exceptional value for anyone who to go Guzzi

Prodigious torque, sweet respectable cornering clearance for a

Shaft effect, iffy supply, insufficient time to all the Guzzi Rallies.

Watch For

lifter and single-plate clutch loose U-joints, high

Moto Guzzi California 1100 Injection

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