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Introducing the Guzzi California 1400 and Custom Models

11/13/2012 PM

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With the 1400 project Moto redefines the concept of the luxury polarising it into two opposite in style, but combined in the expression of technologies and performance. The emblem of a and capability of building unique since 1921, the California Touring and Custom models are by hand in the Mandello del Lario and, with their and style, they represent the point in Moto Guzzi one of the oldest and most respected in motorcycle history.

The Moto California 1400 Touring, one new models.

From the USA to the rest of the

On the streets for more than years, the Moto Guzzi is the most famous Italian in the world. Its career began in when, after a series of tests, the Moto Guzzi V7 won the selection to enter the LAPD Angeles Police Department) For the first time, a foreign had won a contract in America to supply the beating out, in addition to manufacturers, the best English

News of these stars uniformed Moto Guzzi generated great interest in as well, strengthening the excellent that the V7 achieved with the 700 and versions. From the photographs of and Highway Patrol officers, it is clear that this Guzzi V7 is decidedly different the ones sold in

dealerships: saddle, bullhorn handlebars, footrests and an overabundance of chroming. are elements that gave the V7 a Americanised style and stimulated a so strong that it convinced Guzzi to begin factory in 1971 with the name Since then seven and four engine capacities 850, 1000, 1100) alternated in more than one thousand units manufactured: a

The life of a star.

Well by all, loved by many and revered by long-distance riders, its forty year career the Guzzi California has patrolled the freeways, escorted monarchs and and been parked in the garages of divas and rock stars, a reference point in motorcycle

More than any other manufactured at Mandello del Lario, the represents the values and strength of the Guzzi brand: style, reliability and performance. Success by a rare quality: knowing how to the comfort and cargo capacity of a bike with the dynamic and performance of a powerful street

California 1400: An epic point.

Designing the heir to the famous Moto Guzzi in the meant taking on a great and economic challenge in order to like in 1971, the new reference for the category. An impressive bike, capable of enhancing the elements of of a brand which is the symbol of in Italy’. Starting from the intuition of an innovative but recognisable and coherent with the heritage of California generations manufactured today, the main distinctive Guzzi traits were with the most advanced of the top European motorcycle group, a series of  results such as:

• The twin-cylinder engine ever in Europe, able to produce an torque of 120Nm at just rpm.

• The first custom in the equipped with MGCT and multimap Ride by Wire with the possibility of selecting different power output Turismo, Veloce and Pioggia.

• The custom in the world with a assembly equipped with LED DRL running lights, like the used on late model

• A brand new double-cradle frame with an elastic support capable of completely eliminating transfer.

• A new cardan final at the top of the category for smooth and quiet

Even looking closely at any detail of the new California 1400, the wheels to the instrument panel, the components to the quality of the paint and the the magnitude of the change is clear: Moto Guzzi bikes represent a turning point in the history.

The new California 1400

Design: The modern lines of a

Elegant, with a spectacular impact, the lines of the 1400 convey unmistakeable Moto class and tradition combined never-before-seen size and technology. in the smallest details as well as in its the design of the new California maintains a continuity with its ancestors not having even one element in with them.

The stylistic hints are in the saddle the chromium grab handle and the panels inspired by the T3, as well as a ratio between the fuel and engine which favours the precisely like the style of the V7 and ancestors. This impression is fed all by the ingenious fuel tank, of metal, with a 21-litre body and two side panels, the Eagle logo is lodged, over the powerful head of the new 1400cc round head Nestled within the V formed by the cylinder engine, the fuel contributes to making the side significantly lower and more also due to the clear lengthening of the which is now 1685mm instead of the from the last California 90.

The is further accentuated by the horizontal of the shiny silencers which end at the mudguard, moulded over the 200 tyre and equipped with a dual LED taillight assembly, also houses the turn The front view is no less with a complex surface that has a polielliptical light with DRL daylight running illumination, an absolutely exclusive making it immediately recognisable. The polygon shape of the headlight the luxurious front end, in proper California tradition by the windshield and supplementary lights.

than thirty years the T4, lightweight alloy wheels on the California 1400, now with an ribbed design. The huge section of the 200/60-16 rear is while the front mounts a ordinary 130/70-18 size. The 46 mm fork is another reflection of its ancestry: completely

sealed by the black “telescopes”, the style the units which equipped the V7 and V850 models. The riding is a perfect example of the marriage design and technology that the new California to life.

The instrument stands out for its attractive style and enclosed in a circular panel is an impressive 150 mm in diameter with the RPM indicator scale carved out the outside of the multifunction, suspended matrix display at the centre. The handgrips are also new, as as the bullhorn handlebar and the electric where, on the right hand the can, for the first time on a Guzzi, engage the cruise

The elastic engine.

Moto history is marked with and innovative technical solutions. the “elastic frame” designed by Giuseppe Guzzi at the end of the

1920s, to the studies developed in the famous tunnel, from the 8-cylinder to the first transversal twin-cylinder cardan transmission all the way to the integral system. Today, with the new 1400, Moto Guzzi a new idea applied to the fitting of the to the frame, introducing the concept of the Engine”. The innovation, introduced to a new standard in terms of riding, in fitting the powertrain to the frame by of an exclusive elastic-kinematic supports made up of a front rocker, two rockers and a series of rubber which allow the engine to around its own centre of gravity, out all the vibrations preventing them being transmitted to the bike and the where the rider and passenger into contact with it.

In to guaranteeing a new standard of riding the new California’s frame has its strong in its dynamic performance, obtained by maximum rigidity between an headstock and large diameter Characterised by a high strength tubular structure, the California

frame is a closed double with typically custom the steering angle is open at the trail is 155mm while the is that of a true free way 1685mm. These are dimensions ensure stability and precision in changes and also, thanks to the low of gravity and the central position of the surprisingly agile handling for a of this size. Sitting 740 mm off the ground, a walking pace is all you to reach in order

to manoeuvre, the ease and agility of a scooter, the twin-cylinder from Mandello, responds to the slightest touch of the leaving the vibrations generated by the behind as a distant memory for who rode the California of days by.

The more nostalgic rider may like something is missing, but all need to do is leave the bike at speed on the stand to see it rock the powerful action of the two 104mm generating vibrations which as soon as the throttle is touched. At a the bike maintains, nay enhances, its soul, transforming it into without tremors once in The innovations don’t end here. The is also new, with stanchions which, although in with its custom style and the 120mm travel, betrays its toward high performance the presence of radial mountings for

four piston callipers.

On the hand, a traditional solution was for the rear suspension, where a of chromium shock absorbers adjustable spring preload while the choice of wheels against the trend for the category. out with their “ribbed” the wheels are 18 inches in diameter on the and 16 inches on the rear. The latter, to a 6-inch cross-section rim, a showy “traffic light-burning tyre.

The California 1400 after thirty years, the integral braking system, surpassed by the advantages of ABS and the power of a system which has never seen before in this class: Brembo radial with four horizontally opposed that grip a pair of 320mm floating discs on the and a 282mm disc on the rear by a Brembo floating calliper two parallel pistons.

1380cc: The V2 in Europe.

Before the new California the record for engine size by the transverse 90-degree V-twin was 1225cc on the MGS01, basically a racing bike. The new California an evolution of the popular “Quattrovalvole” pushes well beyond and, using the same as the 1151cc engine, reaches a of 1380cc through a record bore of 104mm. However, is not a simple act of mechanical hypertrophy, but an which has been entirely from the external layout to the components and all the way down to the electronics.

it looks like an aluminium essential in its lines, but expressive in its content: the size of the head shows off the impressive displacement, the shiny, Moto Guzzi printed valve cover and the finning convey the great to construction detail. After the small block this big bore is also fuelled by a Magneti Marelli throttle in this configuration increased to a diameter and equipped with action, which replicates the in terms of fluid-dynamic performance can be obtained by the single Y manifold, now behind new long intake which increase torque at low

Making its début on a Moto and in the custom segment is the ride by electronic engine management This technology allows the to choose from three management mappings: Turismo Veloce (Fast) and Bagnato The different mappings allow the to choose from the engine

which best suits riding style, the route or the conditions. In fact, modifying the output and engine brake the ECU is able to give the California all the smoothness needed to provide comfort, aggressiveness for those who a sportier ride or the control on a wet surface: in the latter situation is nothing less than given the capacity of the engine to 120Nm of torque to the ground at 2750rpm and stretch out up to 6500rpm  to the last of its ninety-six horses

The dynamic nature of the vehicle is under control by the presence, for the time on a custom, of latest traction control (MGCT) can be adjusted to three different in order to enhance active without sacrificing performance and pleasure. The new heads have valves per cylinder, driven by an cam in each bank, through a rockers system, to reduce losses. The modern nature of the is also expressed through the of the double ignition, in order to perfect combustion, as well as two sensors which make the in the cylinders uniform in any operating with a consequent improvement in economy and harmful emissions.

Contributing to the overall general of the engine is the new larger size of the cylinders, enriched by the “brushed” of the external edge and the

generous of the oil radiator, equipped with a controlled electric fan, reduces the average operating in addition to the new filter box, to cater to the robust thrust of the cylinder from Mandello. The is that the California engine, the generous increase in displacement fuel economy by 15-20 depending on the conditions of use, to the “Quattrovalvole” 1200cc engine.

On the front there are also innovations. The transmission is now a six speed of five, while the clutch from a twin-disc to a new dry single with built in flexible and reduced activation load. The final drive has been redesigned and satisfies the new need with maximum fluidity and the enormous torque of the engine, in to boasting an elastic aspect significantly more modern and aesthetics.

Moto Guzzi 1400 Touring:

This is the in its most classic expression, for great travellers, long riders and those who are so dependent on that they can do without a After all, where aerodynamic protection and cargo are concerned, the Touring version even four-wheeled flagships, but that feeling of freedom and pleasure that only a or rather a Moto Guzzi, can

Luxuriously equipped with a two-tone saddle, a “Patrol” chromium supplementary lights, 35 side panniers, engine and pannier guard kits, the is an ultra chromium and technological which, powered by the largest ever built in Europe, can run all day with a thrilling sound whenever necessary, can provide a power that will any two or four-wheeled vehicle in its wake. The satisfaction continues when the 1400 Touring is standing too, parked outside of favourite eatery or in the intimacy of garage at home, where you can it in every detail. Here is an embarrassing wide range of between engine and chassis or technological devices: among you will find, for the first in its category, the possibility of choosing the response you prefer — Veloce and Pioggia — or you can cruise control which, with the antitheft system, standard on this fantastic

Nevertheless, the luxurious standard does not prevent you from able to further modify California Touring in line your own aesthetic tastes and taking advantage of the most accessories catalogue ever by Moto Guzzi. High silencers, chromium and billet saddles of all types and materials up to the and Apps which allow you to your iPhone into a dashboard to obtain a wide of information on navigation, performance and data. Particular attention is to the chromatic concept, developed on two

graphics: the Eldorado, white dark ornamental lines on the inspired by the California Highway versions, or Ambassador, which the classic black with lines similar to its origins, the V7 and 850 California.

Moto Guzzi 1400 Custom:

The Moto California Custom is not the sport to the Touring but its “wicked” sister, in contrast where temperament, and vocation are concerned. It doesn’t the riders with accessories and gadgets, but it wins their with the power expressed in its style design, hard and two wheels, an engine, saddle and

Nothing else, but all made in the form and function, combining a typically Italian aesthetic an expression of attention to detail and capacity worthy of the best that made in Italy has produced in the automotive field. All you to do is look at the two-seater saddle, the Eagle logo is hot printed, at the bar handlebars with the lightweight at the brand new rear shock equipped with external

To increase the expressive power of the a minimalist graphic appearance on material colours like grey and basalt black with a few skilled touches of such as the lacquered black with the red Moto Guzzi and the black rear view Once the rider is in the saddle the with respect to the Touring come out clearly; the new sport and the drag-bar handlebar create which is low and shifted over the wheel for a perfect metropolitan off. You will ride in the sound of the big bore 1380cc, to unload 120Nm of torque the asphalt at 2750 RPM or sail overdrive, at just above speed, listening to the 104mm pumping in the chest of the majestic made in Mandello del Lario, by the innovative elastic-kinematic fitting to the frame.

Wide open spaces the rider dialogues with his in the velvety gait of a bike a deep soul, capable of its utmost in powerful sprints as easily as it glides majestically at pace to follow with its the reflection of an image that along the surfaces of the glass fronts in our cities, engulfed in the rumble of ‘made in Mandello’ The intentional minimalist look of the further enhances the presence of

content which is simply not on any other bike the competition The California Custom, just its travelling sister, comes standard with cruise MGCT traction control can be set to three different levels thanks to the Ride by Wire the engine response can also be to three modes, respectively “Veloce” and “Pioggia”. And if the California rider can choose his bike’s based on the

type of route and he can also do the same to adapt it to his taking advantage of the richest catalogue ever produced by Guzzi.

Moto Guzzi range: Choose the best to it perfect and unique.

There is one way to make a unique bike the California Vintage SE even rich and luxurious: customise it original Moto Guzzi

Leather side panniers . The panniers, designed by the Moto Style Centre, are available in genuine natural leather by craftsmen. The resulting product the original line of the bike, an attractive personalisation using Italian skins.

Leather For those looking for a luxurious a saddle is available covered in natural leather by specialised The type of leather, the style and the match that of the side

Luxury fibreglass top box . Spacious top box (60 litres) painted to match chromium locks and handles into the upper shell It has a large and comfortable backrest for the passenger, covered in the same and colour as the saddle. The interior is in velvet and has a mirror and a


50 litre top box . Spacious quick top box which can accommodate two flip up The upper shell is painted to the vehicle and has a comfort backrest for finished in same material and as saddle. Inside there is a pouch and an elastic cargo

Internal bags for panniers and top box . The bags were made to the same shape as the panniers and the top box contains them. They can be removed and carried with and shoulder straps. The set of bags is with high performance and technical materials which that it is waterproof and resistant to agents.

Tank bag kit . The kit is made up of a repellent leather strap covers the central part of the where the leather tank bag can be in order to guarantee additional room for the more demanding The bag can be easily removed by two quick clips. This kit was designed by the Guzzi Style Centre in to guarantee perfect integration the bike itself.

The materials were tested to react in the harshest weather conditions.

rack . Designed in chromium by the Moto Guzzi Style this luggage rack the bike’s cargo capacity, dedicated accessory top boxes to be thanks to the special fitting

Low windshield . Similar to a top fairing, it against the wind even it is small. It contributes to the personalisation of the because it integrates perfectly the original design.

Windshield . Air deflectors to be applied at the bottom of the windshield to increase protection and comfort for the rider.

Slip on “sound” exhaust . For who want to hear the roar of a custom, slip-on exhaust were made with a similar to the factory exhaust but

a dedicated finish and specific

Exhaust bottoms: These are bottoms to be applied to the factory to customise the style of the vehicle. The housing is made in polished steel while the internal is made from billet with a polished finish.

chromed handlebar . To allow an personalisation of your bike a chromium handlebar is available. handlebar was developed by our testers to an optimum riding position to your bike.

Rear-view . Special approved rear-view made in billet aluminium polished, scratch-proof finish.

handgrip kit . Special handgrips from billet aluminium anti-slip inserts in rubber and finish.

Rear brake reservoir cover . For those who to change the look of their customising with finishing than the factory version, a brake fluid reservoir is available. It is made from aluminium and covers the entire of the brake fluid reservoir, so it has no on the functionality. It is easy to install and has a finish that contributes to the design of the California.

Brushed fork yoke . For those who to customise their bikes, the fork yoke is available a brushed finish that to enhancing the vintage look of California.

Horn cover . Two aluminium horn covers are for the bike. They contribute to the vintage look of your with their polished

Brake-clutch levers . Special and clutch levers made billet aluminium with a design and polished scratch-proof

Front brake and clutch cylinder covers . Special and clutch master cylinder made in billet aluminium polished, scratch-proof finish.

cover kit . The tank side made in aluminium with a finish, personalise the style of the making it a true custom.

head covers . For those who to customise their bikes, covers with brushed are available.

License plate kit . Elegant approved license bracket in stainless steel polished finish.

Mudguard . To personalise your bike a pipe is available which the front mudguard. It is made in pipe and connects the external of the mudguard.

Swingarm aesthetics kit . washers made in billet to personalise the style of your

Cylinder side guards . side guards made billet aluminium with polished finish, these perfectly with the style and of the bike. Complete with made in mirror polished steel.

Injector-covers kit . The pair of covers made in aluminium a brushed finish replaces the set, giving the vehicle a more elegant look and with the aluminium parts are already on the vehicle.

Moto Guzzi California 1100 Injection

LED supplementary . These small advanced LED lamps absorb very energy but are able to produce the of a 55 watt incandescent bulb for lamp. They make riding safe and comfortable. brackets are included.

LED turn . Use of these turn indicators greater brightness and less consumption. They are characterised by lines which are perfectly to match the vehicle.

Chromium . For those who love to change the of their bikes, customising finishing different than the version, the rear body of the with chromium finish is

iGuzzi . iGuzzi is a new device allows easy connection of smartphone (BlueDash technology) the California, transforming it into a multimedia platform, capable of all the vehicle information as well as travel information. The Bluetooth provided by iGuzzi, together the GPS and Internet features, allows the to become an integral part of the panel. Customisable in graphics and iGuzzi offers the possibility of numerous features such as: on computer (averages, fuel residual range, etc.), indications (temperature, RPM indicator, operating values).

Satellite mounting kit . Mounting bracket in polished stainless steel for installation of the GPS satellite navigator.

Satellite antitheft . This system, which can be activated via tracks the position of the bike in to find it in case of theft. An centre is in constant contact the vehicle to monitor bike and in the event of theft steps are to coordinate with local law to recover the vehicle. There are 36 Centres available all over the that can intervene in the event the bike crosses over borders.

Apps available for and Android provide the bike with the itineraries that been travelled so they can be with Biker communities.

Bracket (Italian Motorways): For who love to travel the motorways (in a telepass bracket is available allows the rider to bring the along, protecting it during the but at the same time ensuring through tollbooths and automatic of the tolls.

Garage stand . accessory is very useful for when the bike is not being It supports the vehicle in the correct during small upkeep and jobs.

Motorcycle cover . cover for indoors to protect dust, intended for use during periods of storing the bike in a It is made from an elasticised fabric with graphics to the bike. Available in two versions with or without top box.

Specifications: Touring (data for the version in brackets when


Type . 90-degree engine, 4-…, 4 valves, ignition

Cooling . through air and oil and an cooling pump. Oil radiator thermostat controlled fan.

capacity . 1380cc

Bore and . 104 x 81.2mm

Compression ratio . 1

Timing system diagram checking clearance) . intake opens 19-degree BTDC; valve closes 55-degree exhaust valve opens exhaust valve closes

Maximum power . 96hp at

Maximum torque . 89ft.lbs.

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 engine control, cruise control


Spark plugs . NGK 2 per cylinder

Exhaust system . steel, 2-in-2 type, catalytic converter with lambda probe

Type . Euro 3


Gearbox . 6 with final overdrive

ratio values . 1st 17/38 = 1. 2nd 20/34 = 1. 1.700; 3rd 23/31 = 1. 4th 26/29 = 1. 1.115; 5th 31/30 = 1. 6th 30/24 = 1. 0.8

Primary drive . helical teeth, ratio = 1: 1,346

Final drive . cardan joint and fixed gear seat, drive 10/36 = 1: 3.6

Clutch . single-disc integrated anti-vibration buffer

Chassis . steel tubing, double cradle with engine mounting system to vibrations.

Wheelbase . 66 inches

angle . 32 degrees

Steering . 38 degrees

Front suspension . swingarm, Ø 46 mm, with radial mounting bracket and telescopes on the

Front wheel travel .

Rear suspension . swingarm double shock absorber adjustable spring preload.

brake . dual 320 mm stainless floating discs, Brembo callipers with 4 horizontally pistons

Rear brake . 282 mm steel fixed disc, floating calliper with 2 pistons

Wheels . Aluminium

Front wheel rim . 3.50 x 18

Rear wheel rim . 6 x 16 inches

tyre . 130/70 R 18-inch

tyre . 200/60 R 16-inch

Moto Guzzi California 1100 Injection


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