2009 Moto Guzzi California Vintage motorcycle review @ Top Speed

5 Май 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи 2009 Moto Guzzi California Vintage motorcycle review @ Top Speed отключены
Moto Guzzi California EV 80



The recently Moto Guzzi is definitely the best known models of the maker (if not THE most famous) and it is all due to the that its roots are drawn in the past when the Los Angeles Department would have this bike. That was free commercial for a maker in of such thing and this on the model’s recognition around the today. And the fact that, things haven’t changed at all is greater because you can have the look for the nostalgics and the performance to it up.


First introduced in the California Vintage was the bike defined the thin line the U.S. models and their competitors. What practically set it on a was the new symbol of the rebel attitude. It comfort out where the back for help with a thick and pullback handlebars, not to mention the windshield.

Everything was fitted on the mentioned V7 Special frame and by the 90-degree V-twin engine 757cc. I guess that it was a of “if it is good enough for the it is good enough for me” and let me say I didn’t hear anyone

A good long haul the Guzzi entered the scene after the company’s revamp in the new In 2006 when it was reintroduced it that the clock was turned but the engine was now a 1064cc air-cooled 90 V-Twin unit fitted technical goodies such as the Marelli fuel injection and systems.

Also, the suspensions are made by and Brembo supplies the brakes, so though antique looking, is one modern motorcycle competing modern contenders. Let’s see those are.


since it was introduced, the Moto California Vintage was THE European that had the guts to measure its with the fiercest maker in matter of classic bikes, Davidson.

A comparable old model is still in Harley’s today is the Heritage Softail Classic. The says pretty much and this model is also a of its time (which is the same as and it is easily distinguishable in the crowd due to the paintjob, tooled leather and and lots of chrome.

Also the technological evolution, the Harley V-twin pulls smoothly as it is fitted with counterbalancers the suspensions will set you down in the and make you feel like an part of it.

The windshield couldn’t have this scenario as well as the saddlebags and we should all thank for that.

Our bike is also a big hit it comes to its design and after the next section I bet you’ll what it is when it rumbles pass you.


characterized by the old school look, is the oldest newest Moto on the scene today. Three dominate the front end next to a fender featuring classic and supports as well as the wind screen also with fitting system. It is dominated by exactly how you would expect a bike that once officers in L.A. and the double brakes for extra reliability.

But follows next isn’t either. The chromed handlebars are back and the mirrors are round you guessed it, covered in chrome. For a low of gravity and implicit good the gas tank hugs the frame and it is low positioned right above the V-twin motor, which its exhaust pipes under the sidebags I’ve ever in a while.

Also impressive at the is low one-piece seat covered in and white, the color of Police Also, on the black gas tank are also stylish white above and under the Moto emblem.

The sidebags follow the same recipe and there is also a top support for any eventual extra that you may be needed to carry. last unit is also

Stylish and easy noticeable are the steel wheels that this classic’s overall as they shine beautifully the freeway.

Test Drive

the opportunity to swing a leg over a bike resulted in one of the most cruiser rides I’ve had in a while. As soon as you get a feel of it, the California proves being best friend in crowded despite its category. That is I again remembered of the fact although massive and apparently big police bikes are your friend when it comes to lanes at high speed cars.

Also, at parking lot it is very easy to maneuver the new Vintage and this quality of it have you amazed in an instant (it had

Moto Guzzi California EV 80

When it comes to European there is simply nothing to with the strong-pulling 1064cc that rumbles its way from sign to stop sign in appears to be a chase for a getaway But maybe that’s just the rider trying to impress and succeeding. Great amounts of are being delivered just idle (around 2,500-3,000 and this will become greatest advantage when a mechanical horse in the urban

But when willing to really a point and stand out from the crowd, there’s nothing the compact frame and low center of These features get along with the comfortable riding which also becomes an and contribute at the fast incursions fast cornering and great

Although it was designed to be your friend in the city, the Moto California Vintage remains a and the highway is the space in which it yet another round of goodies. We are talking about the even relaxing riding position and of the that the handling becomes easier once the speedometer’s raises higher and higher.

protection is good for the rider’s body and at high speed it even better. The wind is just above the head and for taller riders it will very efficient. You won’t a fairing like on those Harley models, but the present will do the trick nicely.

Also at high speed, you won’t be willing to experience and the good thing is that you won’t. Even though the motor won’t be loosing its as the revs grow higher, will only intervene 110 mph in top gear. This is where you be feeling the need for a sixth but considering the fact that it is the expected to be ridden by police man in (or at least it was at a given time in the we can easily forgive it.

But we could forgive it if the brakes don’t effectively or the suspensions don’t good bump absorption. they do! Stopping is no problem for the ride as the 320 mm disc with 4 piston calipers up front provide you with all of the stopping needed in order to reduce fast before a speed or a tight corner approached a bit to fast.

Also, the 282 mm rear with two calipers will contribute to that and complete the feel.

The bike will stable under strong or tight cornering due to the fact it is equipped with an adjustable Marzocchi hydraulic fork and a with two hydraulic shock only preload adjustable. are easily sorted out and the lower will keep on going for just like this will.


And if your are thinking at a time journey companion will never stop you are by now probably thinking at purchasing the you’ve just been about, but not before knowing its MSRP doesn’t go higher $14,990. Great bike for the


Not only that, but a piece of history in your It is known that Moto puts a little bit of history in and the California Vintage is the greatest There are great owners for this model all through and buying one also offers you the to be a nostalgic member.

Moto Guzzi California EV 80


Other articles of the category "Moto Guzzi":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.