2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Review

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Moto Guzzi California Special

2013 Moto Guzzi 1400 Review

Moto has introduced two new versions of its line-topping series for 2013, the Touring and with major revisions. models are basic … while Touring versions with hard saddlebags, fog a windscreen and passenger grab Both models utilize the engine, chassis and most parts.

Color choices are or gray for the Custom and black or on the touring model.

Moto increased the displacement of the existing engine to 1380cc, in the process it the largest two-cylinder production engine ever made in To show off the engine, stylists the fuel tank around the

The air-cooled V-twin, with crankshaft and cylinders separated by 90 has a bore and … of 104mm and respectively. Its relatively short lets the engine rev higher most V twins, four per cylinder improve performance, and spark plugs are used for ignition. Magneti Marelli injection, using a 52 mm throttle is linked to the rider via throttle-by-wire. is rated 96 at 6,500 rpm, 89 lb-ft of torque at 2,750

Redline is 7,000 and a rev limiter power beyond that.

Air is supplemented by an oil cooler with a controlled fan. A single-plate dry connects the engine to the redesigned transmission, power then through a shaft-type final

Both California versions three electronic power Veloce (Sport), Turismo and Pioggia (Rain), which can be from the left handlebar. opens the throttle the fastest and the engine reach full horsepower. Turismo still maximum power, but the rate of opening is slower for smoothness.

slows throttle response and peak power to reduce the of wheelspin on slippery surfaces.

A double-cradle frame with a engine is designed to reduce reaching the rider. Wheelbase is a 66.3 inches, which high-speed stability at the cost of a turning radius.

Suspension is by a non-adjustable 46mm fork and rear shocks. Touring offer adjustable preload and damping, while the Custom has shocks with 10mm travel, but only adjustable

Twin Brembo radial-mounted grab 320mm rotors at the while a twin-pot caliper a single 282mm rotor in Both models have ABS Standard fitment Dunlop tires wrap around wheels, with a 130/70-18 on the and a 200/60-16 on the rear.

The small instrument cluster has an analog which wraps around the speedometer, plus the usual lamps. Touring models roomy lockable hard which fit enough cargo for trips, and there’s a small rack to mount a duffle. models also have an controlled by a key fob remote.

2013 California

Riding Impressions

the starter and the engine lights off away and settles into a idle. If you’re not in a hurry, you can lug the and short shift it, there’s of torque. Gear changes are and precise with the much-improved transmission, and tall overdrive in fifth and sixth helps revs low on the highway.

When idling, the engine around considerably, but once there’s little vibration the rider.

The big twin makes work of acceleration, hill and passing maneuvers. Just it down a gear and twist the The engine has a wide torque and pulls strongly in the mid and upper thanks to the improved breathing of the combustion chambers.

Power are useful for changing riding “Turismo” is good for everyday as it delivers full horsepower, but any abruptness upon throttle “Veloce” is fun during sporty on roads with good as the bike feels more When it’s raining or are slick, the “Pioggia” setting things down and makes it to ride safely. Cruise standard on Touring models, is to operate and maintains speed

We found the transmission to be greatly now it’s one of the best used in a and the shaft drive is smooth and Clutch lever effort is high, and the clutch gave off a of burning smell when in traffic.

Both California models spring rates and damping are well-matched to their intended with a comfortable but controlled yet some sporting competence. On California models the folding are mounted quite high, and can be leaned far over before parts start to grind.

The brakes are strong and progressive low effort, while the rear a hard press of the pedal to much braking. ABS, is standard on both models, effectively and intervenes only really needed.

Once you get the steering feels fairly and the bike changes directions than expected. On a twisty the tires provide good and allow steep lean They also track through turns and are stable at speeds.

Touring models large windshields that are back and provide decent protection without buffeting. The version also has a large with comfy passenger and a more upright riding with a wider pullback The Custom has a smaller seat, the passenger portion, and a narrower, handlebar which requires a forward riding position.

Comparison to Competitors

Due to the unique Guzzi engine layout, are no exact competitors for this However, if you expand your to include all twin-cylinder cruisers and machines in this displacement it broadens the number substantially. of the nearest competitors for the Touring include the Harley-Davidson Switchback, Interstate and Customline and the Kawasaki Vacquero. The Custom model’s rivals are the Star Stryker and Road Star S.

Impressions in of Rider Level

This is not a motorcycle, because of its weight and and power. Due to California models’ of operation and rider-friendly manners, riders should be able to to the large machine. Experts have no problem with model.

Summary of review and pricing

the California 1400 Touring and have torquey powerful and helpful electronic rider they shift and handle and are comfortable. We found this duo to be finished, and they offer but part of the cost of exclusivity is a of Moto Guzzi dealers. If you do traveling you may have trouble a dealer except in large

The California Touring model has a retail price of $17,990, the California Custom has a list of $14,990.

Moto Guzzi California Special
Moto Guzzi California Special

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