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Moto Guzzi California 75

First Impression: Moto California

A few decades ago, Guzzi was atop Europe’s market.

But in recent times, consumer demands and a lack of new designs have seen the fall into oblivion. may change for the company in 1996 as The returns with their version of the legendary Moto California.

We picked up our California at Guzzi’s newest dealer in Spain, Motos J.Caparros. was the standard version without leather bags or top-case but resplendent with lots of comfortable seat, Bitubo Brembo calipers, dual front brake rotors, wheels and a passenger back A classic instrument cluster only a speedometer and tachometer the rider along with the assortment of … lights.

In spite of a low seat height riders need not apply, as the seat and floorboards will allow you to reach the ground if at least 5′-8. However riders have complained the cylinder heads hit their so you’ll have to try one on in the showroom to see how the fits you. Seating is fairly comfortable with an reach to the handlebars and rubber-mounted

Despite a classic appearance and design the Guzzi does several modern features: For Guzzis have used a braking system that the left front caliper and brake when the lever is while the brake pedal the rear caliper and right brake. Other technical include Weber fuel and, surprisingly, a steering

The engine starts easily and settles into a lumpy rpm idle that sends a through the bar and mirrors. Riders who up Popeye forearms twisting Guzzi throttles will the light pull of the new California’s The Weber fuel injection helps Guzzi’s 2-valve V-twin engine pull from as low as 1500 rpm all the way to the 8000 rpm with no rough spots.

Revving the bike to its limit is though, as the power spread is as as a pancake and higher revs mean more vibration. power can be found at a lazy rpm where the Guzzi puts out a 75 hp.

That legendary mile-wide spread allows you forget shifting in city traffic as you sit and let the torque pull you along. as well because the Guzzi’s and imprecise gearbox discourages shifting. Once you get out of the city and the tranquillity of the open road discover that the California is in its

Moto Guzzi California 75

Vibration from the engine is although more subtle a Harley — it isn’t to be annoying, but you won’t ever that you’re riding a

Handling manners are respectable the bike’s intended purpose and the soaks up bumps quite At higher speeds the California to lose its composure as its portly 552 (dry) overwhelms the soft causing the bike to wallow. discouragement of fast cornering from the shaft final which sends the bike under power and sagging deceleration.

This is when you to appreciate why the Moto Guzzi fitted a steering damper to a bike. Guzzi’s integrated system (similar to the one on Honda’s new and other Honda models) quite well. In a five-star a novice is likely to get in less than without it.

Although we found this useful in everyday and emergency situations, expert riders still prefer having control over front and brakes.

The Moto Guzzi isn’t a machine that likely to jump on and love away as some of its quirks may strange and even annoying at But spend some time one and the satisfying torque, easy and undeniable personality will win you If you want something a little ride a Moto Guzzi you will never forget it.

Moto Guzzi California 75

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