2013 Moto Guzzi California Review: Emissary of the new Guzzi — Video…

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Moto Guzzi 1100 California EV

Italian-Style California Dreamin’

Our correspondent, Tor Sagen, reviewed 2013 California models, the and the Touring. following their Euro press launches a months ago. Recently, parent company, Piaggio, the US media to familiarize themselves the new Guzzi model in an appropriate setting. Standing witness to the from the old to the new California, it was apparent the bike is worthy of closer

In attendance during the California’s introduction was none other the man responsible for Moto Guzzi’s of exciting recent models: Galluzzi. After tenures Cagiva and Ducati, and penning the Monster lineup, the Argentine-born is now the Piaggio Group’s VP of Design.

A by Galluzzi during our interview the renowned industrial designer up the new philosophy of the 92-year-old motorcycle “Before it was ‘We did it, it’s done.’ And now ‘We do it correctly or we don’t do it,’” he The California 1400 is the epitome of statement.

Moto Guzzi 1100 California EV

Examples of this new philosophy are in the details almost everywhere you on the new California. Gone are the wonky controls that didn’t a booted toe beneath the shift the knob for repositioning your foot in order to properly the rear brake, and the unacceptably dual-spring kickstand that was impossible to extend and always home when detracted. All with ergonomically functional

Claims of 96 ponies at 6500 rpm the California from almost to the top of the horsepower list in our 2011 Cruiser Shootout. Even ascribing a 15% drivetrain power through its drive shaft, the 82 hp beats the most powerful participating in that story, Thunderbird, and its 1597cc parallel-Twin’s wheel power by nine (82 vs 73). The T-Bird’s 93.5 of torque at 2700 rpm still the California’s claimed 87 ft-lb at rpm, but it’s a much figure than the 59.7 way up at 5700 rpm of the old California.

Unlike the former 1064cc the new 1380cc Twin pounds out of low-end grunt, while in fashion to its predecessor the new engine spins to its redline. At idle the mildly vibes with the of the engine’s internals, but the kinematic support system – that the engine and its components from the – negates any unwanted vibratory at above-walking speeds.

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