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MD First Ride: 2013 Guzzi California 1400

The of Moto Guzzi’s California is important to the company.  Decades the California gathered a large and customer base with its and touring capabilities.  It was even up by police departments here in the States for use in law enforcement. providing and dependability prized by officers.

march through the years several changes in displacement, 750cc, 850cc, 1000cc and the recent 1100.

The purchase of Guzzi by Piaggio presented the to thoroughly redesign, and re-engineer the  The Piaggio Group has 42 millon Euros (approximately $54 U.S.) in the development of new models and production facilities for Moto  One result of this is the new California 1400.

 We provided all of the detailed specifications in an article.  Now, we have had the of sampling this new flagship Guzzi model along the and glamorous French Riviera.

the same traditional panache by riders decades ago with open-face helmets and Ray Ban sunglasses, the new 1400 storms forward technology, refinement and sophistication would be totally unrecognizable to same riders.  With the stiff double-cradle steel and “elastic” engine mounts, new California is a smooth and friendly despite its huge wheelbase and 710 pounds (fully fueled). Moto Guzzi’s claims, the 1400 proved relatively and very comfortable.

The styling is and highlights the trademark v-twin with its unique, wrap-around gas  The huge LED headlamp, shifter and other functional-design including the handlebars, large panel, and fender designs, are at a modern, high tech as well as a clear bow to tradition.  It is not a that leaves the observer

The 1380cc twin is the largest manufactured in Europe.  Still 90 and cooled traditionally with a of ambient air and an oil pump system, else about the engine has modernized.  The electronic injection system by Magneti is controlled through a ride-by-wire

 Three different engine traction control and cruise are also provided.  Power is through a six-speed transmission and a dry

Given the massive displacement of v-twin (by European standards, at outputting nearly 90 foot of torque at just 2750 the vibration level is surprisingly  Credit the unique engine system described in detail in our article.  Adding to the refined are well tuned suspension adjustable only in the rear for preload.

 Moto Guzzi also a well-designed shaft drive that avoids the handling of older designs.

The brakes are  The 320mm front are squeezed by premium four-piston, mount Brembo calipers.  In is a single 282mm disc.

the latest ABS technology, the bike to quick and controlled stops. choice of the spectacular 200mm rear tire has had no negative on handling.

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We were certainly when we saw the new California 1400 in the  On starting the bike, at idle, the from the engine reminded us of the model.  As soon as we released the and pulled away from a everything changed.

 This is still a soulful but the vibration level is so low once it is unlike any previous Moto

We were grateful for the relatively low height when picking big bike off its side stand. handlebar places the grips in a position, and the windshield offers protection unless you are a taller in which case an optional windshield is available.  The of the ergonomics, including the huge for your feet, are well and comfortable.

The large instrument is very legible and informative fuel consumption, fuel gear position and just everything else you would to know).

The three engine maps are designated Touring, Sport and  The first two offer power, but a slightly softer in Touring mode.  The position, understandably, reduces and softens the power delivery.

options, together with control and ABS, provide for passage through challenging

On twisty roads, the new California was surprisingly capable.  For category of bike, it was swift and  Ground clearance was also than most “cruisers”

Our conclusion is that the new Moto California 1400 offers the comfort, style and handling to be a competitor in the traditional cruiser while reaching beyond category to tempt motorcyclists who want a comfortable, inspired on a classically styled machine.  The and white versions pictured the available color options for the Touring model (tested) and the Custom model. Details U.S. pricing and availability are not yet For additional information, visit the Guzzi web site .

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