Guzzi Cal Vintage As the Dude Abides…

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Moto Guzzi California 1100 Special

Guzzi Cal Vintage

The Moto California Vintage —

During the month of October I had the opportunity to spend 7 days the Moto Guzzi California  I Had never spent time a “big bagger” like the Cal Before, and I was shocked that I was a great handling bike.

I it to be an excellent value for it’s level, arguably close to the 40% in price than a comparably-equipped Davidson Heritage Softail. are the links to all of the reviews in order:

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With all the talk about how the bike is, maybe I sat on an odd one today. you, it didn’t have the on it, and I had just gotten off of a Sportster. I’m with a 30″ inseam, and am worried about whether or not the bike has a centre of gravity than, the Road King Custom I was of buying. Do you know of a way in the adjustability of the to lower the bike, or if anyone a lowering kit that doesn’t affect the handling?

I work at one of the top Harley-Davidson dealers in the – I’d love to show up at work on the

I’d talk further to Jim at Rose Classics (, as he sets up for the factory and has as much knowledge as I know. Craig Field is guy, up in Seattle at Moto

First, I’ve never a Cal Vintage with the bags off of it, so you my suspicions up a little there, so it be an “odd” one. The Cal Vintage have a higher seat than a sporty for sure, but l a 32″ inseam and easily flat-foot the The suspension should be adjustable like you’re saying, but I verify that for sure.

One of the it sits higher is that it the cornering clearance it needs for the Harley publishes their angles” for different bikes, and I the Heritage was 29°. You can bring a a LOT farther down than

I’d love for you to show up at work on Guzzi. The community of Moto Riders is a real riders’ of joy and camaraderie. We ride, then we some more, then we about our bikes, then we them. Not the other way around.

let me know how it goes.

I think time you rode the bike a

The bike that I saw was still set up out of the crate. If none of the suspension had been dialled in, I imagine could explain the seemingly seat. I’ve often (much to the chagrins of my work that the Harley-Davidson is a motorcycle of competence, let down by the pretentiousness of owners. Perhaps it’s the years I spent living and in Europe, but I just “feel” with the Guzzi that I with the other bikes.

when I got in to work today, the King that I was considering got on my day off, and the wife prefers the of the Cali anyhow. Is this a I wonder? 😉

Indeed. My wife loves the Cal as well. I also think the shocks and suspension will quickly.

The bike that I had a couple of thousand miles on it, probably explained quite a You’re going to ride more “cop-like” in the seat, and you not have expected this. about 500 miles you’ll why you rode any other way.

the linked brakes are a treat on it — how they work just my mind.

Jim over at Rose has taken a lot of Cal Vins back the riders were chided by choice. They all went off and the extra thousands of dollars to into the club”. I just buy this personally.

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Moto Guzzi California 1100 Special

The Cal Vin is the sweetest bike. A bunch of us riders hanging out a few weeks pretty much agreed if could only have ONE the Vintage is the go-to.

A little disappointed, it seems dealers in my area of N. Virginia Maryland are scarce of Guzzi they seem not to be able to get in. Found one dealer up near that had one California Vintage new and a sport, the Cal was a new left over model year, he may only order them now since is erratic on supply, Its now almost in the model year and I wonder if it be worth it to get the 2007 or wait.

if they equip the Vintage the new 4valve motor and new shaft system they would hit a run with this bike. Do you that maybe in the works and I wait? My other Guzzi is way over in Winchester Virginia and he has one Guzzi and it too is a left over model, a pre 4valve Griso.

I to go Guzzi but the fear of Guzzi in the night and leaving me with a new without support is a real to me.

Dan, great review of the Cal I’ve only test the bike but enjoyed it immensely. me, in fact, as a two-wheeled equivalent of a 55

I’d have only one quibble: comparison of the Vintage and the HD Heritage Though it’s an understandable I’d have to say that a more one is with the Yamaha Royal Tour Deluxe, another appreciated great touring

Doesn’t have that “character” of the Guzzi, but its 1294 cc V4 is a of smoothness and power for its size. removable windshield and sissy very good luggage, and quality cruise control.

I can’t bring myself to up either my Valkyrie or my 1100 for either the RSTD or the Cal Vintage, but if I looking for a great handling cruiser I’d be hard pressed to between the two.

Excellent I think I chose the Harley for the because of it’s ‘character’. The thrives on ‘character’ in the same although probably pointed at a different audience. The point I was to make is that the Guzzi is than the Harley “on paper” and be considered as an alternate to it. The Japanese are a much harder comparison in my because they are so well-built.

One note is that they along later than into the “cruiser” business — was deep into the cruiser by the end of the

The Japanese Cruisers are going to be with most of their but at a cost. They seem to be directly at Harley. Guzzi to have it’s own idea what a cruiser should be and aren’t trying to clone

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