2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring First Ride Review

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2013 Moto Guzzi 1400 Touring | First Review

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Moto Guzzi California Touring Test

Forever to the Los Angeles Police Department, used the Moto Guzzi V7 in 1970, the new 2013 Moto California 1400 Touring is a extension of that original Virtually completely new this the 1400 Touring is the best in the 42-year run of the model name.

The big is the 2013 Moto Guzzi Touring’s 1380cc motor–the twin to ever come Europe. It’s still an V-twin, and this latest has an overhead cam and four-valves on each with each combustion fired by twin spark-plugs. power is simply stunning.

muscle comes on early–89 at a mere 2750 rpm–and it revs out to a respectable 96 horses at a high 6500 rpm (the is 7000 with the soft rev kicking in a bit later).

Riding the 1400 Touring, one can’t but be impressed by how well the motor You get the strong surge down and you can shift as early or late as you

The electronics package on the 2013 Guzzi California 1400 is impressive and useful. There are power maps for the oversquare Guzzi 1400 powerplant features a 104mm piston is thrown 81.2mm each Turismo, and Pioggia. Yes, Guzzi left the Italian in the well designed, easy to and manipulate dash.

Veloce is the performance mode, means is spins up freely and has the power numbers.

Turismo is for as one would guess, and it has the exact power curve, but with revving and a softer delivery. takes care of you in the rain, less power and even revving.

For the most part, the setting is the way to go. It’s sportier you’d expect, and both and completely non-fatiguing. That’s not to say the Veloce setting will you out, but most of the time the responsiveness is completely unnecessary.

Of when it’s wet, on Pioggia.

The ride-by-wire Marelli system also offers control (three settings–the intrusive was fine), plus an activated and set cruise control works much better mechanically based designs. Guzzi has rubber-mounted the new 1400 giving it quite a different At a stop, you’ll want to your hands off the bars, as is vibrating freely.

However, just add a few rpm and the California smoothes out immediately.

One might be of the handling of a rubber-mounted Moto No need. The 2103 California Touring is a nimble creature rides with an astounding of intuitiveness. Very little bar is needed to change direction–just and go.

Switchbacks are shockingly unchallenging, and the 742 (curb weight, claimed) seem to disappear on the mountain

The Moto Guzzi’s non-adjustable (save preload in the rear) is a help. It’s fairly sprung with good damping, plus fairly rebound. This keeps the high in its travel, so the cornering is simply outstanding.

If you touch the down, you are leaned way, way

The Dunlop D251s (a common OEM will hang in there as far as willing to go, until the boards lightly. The 18-inch front and rear is unique, and it works. The is light, yet the bike stays into turns unless you to change lines.

When you do, the reacts without complaint.

in some nasty wind mountain passes, the 2013 Guzzi California 1400 refused to complain. The bike solid in crosswinds, though my was being hit fairly hard the side–very impressive. Head on or a tail wind, you won’t notice the harsh wind. The is low and wide, so you look over it, but the is more than adequate.

Guzzi got it just right.

If you to slow down, the radially (!) Brembo calipers clamp decisively on a pair of floating discs. Initial bite is as it should be, but a good grip is with serious slowing. The 282mm disc is less though you can push on the pedal as as you like without worry. The ABS is on, and works smoothly.

You’ll a slight pulse, and the rear not break traction.

Putting of miles with only gas is easily done on the 2013 Guzzi California 1400 thanks to superb ergonomics, the windshield, and a highly supportive cupped seat that is just right. The buckhorn are narrow for the cruiser tourer but all the leverage you need is available and arms aren’t hanging out in the

The California 1400 Touring bags are sizeable, and will more than enough for a ride. They lock, and an integrated alarm system so won’t monkey with stuff. Enhancing safety, are two large running lamps the huge multi-reflector headlight, and the indicators aren’t shy in size.

Our initial rides on the Moto Guzzi California Touring have left us

Its immediate predecessor was an idiosyncratic that worked pretty This motorcycle still has a few idiosyncrasies, but now it is simply an outstanding that will stand out in any The styling and finish are high-class, and it positive attention and comments riders and non-riders alike.

you are in the market for a full-size cruiser/tourer and the Moto Guzzi California Touring isn’t on your you need a new list.


Helmet: HJC RPHA Max

Jacket: Road Roadster

Gloves: Sands Design Domino

Icon Strongarm 2

Boots: Master Vintage 2.0 Road

photos by Don Williams

2013 Guzzi California 1400 Technical Specs:


90° V-twin engine, 4-…, 4 double ignition

Cooling: Air and oil and an cooling pump. Oil radiator thermostat controlled fan.

capacity: 1380 cc

Bore and 104 x 81.2 mm

Compression ratio:

Timing system diagram: valve opens 19° BTDC checking clearance); Intake closes 55° ABDC; Exhaust opens 49° BBDC; Exhaust closes 12° ATDC

Maximum 96 HP @ 6500 rpm

Maximum torque: 89 ft/lbs @ rpm

Fuel supply / Ignition: electronic Multipoint sequential Magneti Marelli IAW7SM; by wire” Ø 52 mm throttle body, IWP 243 Marelli injectors, double sensor, integrated management of 3 mappings, traction control, control

Starter: Electric

plugs: NGK LMAR8F, 2 per cylinder

system: Stainless steel, type, three-way catalytic with double lambda

Type approval: Euro 3

Gearbox: 6 speeds with overdrive

Gear ratio 1st 17/38 = 1: 2.235; 2nd 20/34 = 3rd 23/31 = 1:1.348; 4th 26/29 = 5th 31/30 = 1: 0.968; 6th 30/24 = 1: 0.8

drive: With helical ratio 26/35 = 1:1,346

drive: Double Cardan and fixed bevel gear drive ratio 10/36 = 1: 3.6

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Single-disc with integrated buffer


Chassis: tubing, closed double with elastic-kinematic engine system to isolate vibrations.

66 inches

Trail: 6 inches

angle: 32°

Steering angle: 38°

suspension: Standard swingarm, 46 mm, radial caliper mounting and telescopes on the stanchions

Front wheel travel: 120 mm

suspension: Swingarm with shock absorber with spring preload.

Front Dual 320 mm stainless steel discs, Brembo radial with 4 horizontally opposed

Rear brake: 282 mm stainless fixed disc, Brembo caliper with 2 parallel

Wheels: Aluminum alloy

wheel rim: 3.50” x 18”

wheel rim: 6.00” x 16”

tire: 130/70 R 18”

Rear 200/60 R 16”

Electrical System:

voltage: 12 V

Battery: 12V – 18 Ah

Alternator: 12 V – 550 W

Length: 96.2 inches

40.5 inches

Height: inches

Saddle height: 29

Minimum ground clearance: 6.5

Curb weight: 742 lbs (fully

Fuel tank capacity: 5.4 (Reserve 1 gallon)


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