Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom & ’74 El Dorado 850 New Cool…

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Moto Guzzi California Custom — ’74 El Dorado 850 | New vs. Old Skool

1974 Moto El Dorado and 2013 Moto California 1400 Custom

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1974 Moto El Dorado and 2013 Moto California 1400 Custom

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2013 Moto California 1400 Custom El Dorado 850 Ride Down Lane

The Moto Guzzi El 850 was used by many police worldwide, and some consider it the Guzzi. Thanks to my friend Salter, I was able to spend a few on his El Dorado 850 – a 1974, which was the year of production for this

After riding Ultimate 2013 Moto Guzzi 1400 Custom test for more than 600 miles, the to Salter’s ’74 was an eye opener. But, not in the way you are thinking.

Sure, the California is more refined, bigger, powerful and much more of but the interesting comparisons reside in the of both Guzzis.

Naturally, the V motor immediately stands as does the sound upon The new Moto Guzzi still to torque shift when but once under way both are smooth and stable. And while the new Custom is much more both love to cruise in the loping manner.

I asked to send me notes about the and received such an interesting that I offer it below as a of one who loves the marque.

James “A few factoids regarding the 1974 The Black Moto Guzzi (aka California in Europe) is the last of the Loop Frame Guzzi’s manufactured.

“This bike was originally by the owner of the Los Angeles Moto dealer in 1974. A few interesting where specified from the which include: a factory dual disc front end than 200 bikes came Moto Guzzi with Brembos), D’ellorto 32mm Koni Rear suspension, mounting points, and a La Franconi

“I’ve also been the bike was ordered with Le heads but have no way of knowing pulling them. The motorcycle has original miles (3,000 of I’ve put on). It is for the most living room kept and I take it out I generally end up doing miles.

It has a Saddlemen solo detachable passenger seat, crash bars, and extra bars. The bike rolls on an 110 Roadrider tire in front and a 120 in The factory floorboards were but I intentionally did not repaint or redo the as I’ve never seen a look quite right.”

“I also have a 1972 which I’ve rebuilt, compression, ported heads, It’s an overall more bike but performs like no I adapted some Norton a Harley seat, BSA pillion slash cut exhaust, and more.”

goes on to write:

“I met my first Guzzi on a damp October in Georgia, just when the started to change. I remember the first sound of the round-head and gentle rock of the engine in the frame. I had been obsessed motorcycles since childhood at that time, had about 15 riding both for pleasure and

“Moto Guzzis have flair combined with function; proverbial espresso, in an iron cup. Since the and transmission are in line with other there is a very feel to a Moto Guzzi’s delivery. I equate the sensation to of a well-tuned V8 – they give a bit of a to the right under power and a most wonderful noise spirited revs take

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“To say I’m an addict might be an understatement. My stable houses three of the round-head twin. I was recently to ride the new California 1400 and the words ‘yes please’ quick and enthusiastic.”

“Yep, are definitely impressions from a Guzzista.”

“First and foremost, I am not a fan of on motorcycles. I deal with and high-tech all day at work, so when I I want to be purely mechanical and

“My first apprehension was the drive-by-wire on the California 1400. As soon as I the bike it erupted to life, and the other modern touring it had a distinctive nostalgic bop. I even noticed the drive-by-wire on the 1400.”

“Fuel maps kept in Touring mode, and the was very moderately set. The 1400 is a behemoth in size, in at over 700 pounds. Once in the weight is very well and the bike handles with neutrality considering the very-long – 66.3 inches!”

“Our test ride place in the Malibu Canyons, at the ever famous Rock down Mulholland, over to the Coast Highway and back. A morning for my passenger and loads of turns allowed us to put the 1400 its paces.”

“The 1400′s is simply fabulous, equally to lug at 2000 rpm or rev to a 6000 rpm redline. The new transmission shifts smoothly and be the best touring transmission shifted. The only oddity the 1400 was the well forward which are angled and took a getting used to.”

like to see a more traditional and round taillights as they are for Moto Guzzi. Considering the tag for the new 1400 – $14,990 – you simply go wrong. An American-sized portion European bouquet.”

“Of course I my own ideas about how to improve the – a nice set of Weber or Stromberg drafts, some slash cut with just a small of baffling, and a Sawzall to all that BS around the engine, transmission and workings.”

Thanks Mr. Salter for your As a non-Guzzista, I enjoyed riding bikes and making the comparison.

Our review of the 1400 Custom can be here, but we trust you will James’s story a fun read, if you have a warm spot in heart for Moto Guzzi.

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