2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Test Ride And Review: One Bad Moto Guzzi…

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2014 Moto Guzzi 1400 Test Ride And One Bad Moto Guzzi

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Hipsters, rejoice. Moto has reached into its past to the California name, and has carefully it on the side of a motorcycle that a 1,380 cc 90-degree V-twin The all-new 2014 Moto California 1400 brings technology and amenities to classic geometry.

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The engine is the heart of a motorcycle, and one has a good heart. Splayed out its heads in the wind, poking out the 5.4-gallon gas tank on both of the bike, the new engine in the California is to produce 96 hp and 87 lb-ft of torque. torque arrives at 2,750 which means that the is available at a quick twist of the

The engine is rubber mounted in the — a first for Guzzi — in order to excessive vibration.

This is not stuck in time when it to engine technology. It features valves per cylinder with ignition, and a very sophisticated throttle. The “ride-by-wire” technology is the link in a chain of rider

First is electronic cruise a vast improvement over throttle locks. Set the desired speed, and the bike maintains through changing conditions. Next is engine management, adjusts throttle response to give a different feel to the

Antilock brakes (ABS) are on the California, and so is traction control, three levels of intervention “off.” The brakes are independent and rear, and have excellent

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weight is reported to be 709.8 lbs for the model with windshield, hard side bags and seat; 661 lbs for the more basic model. The Touring model gets a more upright set of for a slightly more relaxed position. Both models get a 46mm front fork and a with dual spring in the rear.

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The Custom’s rear shocks are for damping and preload, while the makes do with preload only.

The sensible 18″ front and 16″ rear wheel both moderately wide (200 and 130 respectively) rubber, wide for some visual presence but not so as to negatively affect handling. The low saddle height (29.1″) with roomy floorboards for a comfortable, relaxed riding for me at 6’2″ tall, and when I a few of the shorter riders in my group, also praised the bike’s

Styling is a big part of the California and Moto Guzzi has nailed it. The is retro without fashion “We don’t need plastic Moto Guzzi design Miguel Galluzzi said a pre-ride presentation. The California real metal surfaces, and quality from top to bottom. is a bike that rewards from every angle.

The Custom is available in Basalt and Mercury Gray, while the is available in Ambassador Black and White. The white Touring immediately brings to mind the Eldorado 850 (renamed “California” for use), which was an official for the California Highway Patrol for years in the 1970s.

I’ve for an extended loan of a Touring so that I can report back a two-up road trip, is where a bike like can really shine (or fail). I’m about the fact that the requires two keys — one for the ignition, and a one for the saddlebags; and that a quirky cutoff security system has a fob that will either in the wind attached to the ignition or risk being lost in a

When you enter the cruiser in the United States. you must with the elephant in the room, and elephant is Harley Davidson. The H-D King is probably the direct for the California Touring model, and as go, that’s a big one. The California matches up with a number of Harley-Davidson Dyna and Softail most notably the popular

There are several Japanese that should be explored, too — but the matchup is with H-D. doesn’t need to sell of thousands of Californias to consider the a success. Indeed, they’re not set up to do so, with just 75 dealers in the States, scattered across the 60 markets.

The 2014 Moto Guzzi 1400 is on sale now. begin at $14,990 for Custom $17,990 for Touring. Guzzi is the release of the bike with a selection of accessories and add-ons.

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