Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom- Exclusive Test- Review- Photos

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Exclusive Test! Moto California 1400 Custom oldest continuously operating manufacturer releases an all-new of its most popular bike, the Guzzi California.

Photographer. Campbell

She was straight out of “The Girls,” all white curls and polyester, and as she hurried toward me in the store parking lot I braced for geriatric comment. Instead, I got “Well, that’s not a Harley,” as she the Moto Guzzi California Custom like a hound on a “When I was a girl, my uncle had a and he taught me to ride it. I’ve liked Harley-Davidson s, but my boyfriend, he an 850 Eldorado. Is this the new Guzzi been talking about?”

It is the new everyone’s talking about. The California, offered in a Touring and Custom version, powered by the engine Guzzi has ever largest V-Twin to come the Old World—and sporting loads of New technology, including traction ABS and ride-by-wire electronic injection.

Yet the bike’s physical stance is Guzzi, with retro-cruiser visually anchored by the transverse V-Twin engine for which the has become most famous. At the push of the starter, the California sounds and feels as it should: slightly quirky with its engine pulse and immediately thanks to a wide, dished and neutral, upright seating The Piaggio Group, Moto adoptive parent company, has well to guard what separate the California from cruisers, while infusing the new with advanced technologies make it not only smoother and but also slicker to corner and to stop.

As you’d expect, the Custom gushes torque, and new version of the cam-in-head, eight-valve now enlarged from 1155cc to pulls heartily from a and depending on your mood, immediately hurtle the bike to speeds, or chug along all in its flexible mid-to-low range. are three selectable injection Veloce (sport) Turismo and Pioggia (rain).

We found the flexible Turismo map to be in almost all dry conditions, including romps through the twisties the light-switch-sensitive Veloce setting a surgeon’s hand to deliver like smoothness. That exuberant acceleration and engine might be saved for select night shenanigans. Injection can be selected with a push of the button when the bike is and at any speed as long as the throttle is closed.

You can also employ control (MGCT) by selecting one of the three levels of intervention, that Moto Guzzi us use the same calculations as Piaggio’s Superbike-winning Aprilias. To activate the the bike needs to be at a stop—a idea because the process is involved than switching the injection maps. You first to toggle the bike’s mode through the tripmeter settings to then once you’ve that mode (with a center push), you can toggle to settings ranging from “3” intervention) to “-” (you’re on your

The California’s standard-equipment ABS further the possibility of unwanted antics, and seamlessly with the bike’s Brembo setup, which of radial mounted four-piston with 320mm discs in and a two-piston rear with a disc. With the big cruiser 714 pounds, you wouldn’t expect a distance of 29 feet from 30 much less 116 feet pulled down from 60 But that’s what you get from Guzzi—the braking power of a lighter, sportier bike, with utter evenness.

We get the brakes to overheat on spirited nor does the California grind when you go around the slightest as seems to be the norm for the current of cruisers, especially those from Japan. Of course, it occasionally throw sparks you dive in deeply, but the floorboards benignly, folding up long any hard parts touch.

Putting this mighty through its paces is a pleasure. The new steel frame feels solid as matched to a huge Sachs fork and twin shocks. Although a bit heavy at the bar for speeds, the Custom becomes to steer and very predictable you’re traveling over 10 offering terrific feedback and around town, on the highway, and of all, on the tangled backroads big cruisers can often feel a ton of work.

And not only are you having fun the thing, you’re remarkably doing it. The ergonomics of the Custom are and forward, though by no means a for average-size riders. The Touring of the California offers more seating with its wider, bar, as well as a generous luggage rack, heated and more humane passenger all which combine to increase the overall weight by 42 pounds.

Mechanically, the only difference is the use of slightly shorter Sachs

Both versions offer cruise control actuated by a on/off switch located on the housing. The system is easy to and much appreciated on a long Another pleasant addition to the is its new single-disc clutch assembly, lightens lever effort something California aficionados appreciate.

What hasn’t about the Moto Guzzi since its 1971 debut as an version of the then-coveted Los Angeles Department motorbike, is its essence. Its reigns. And that’s despite clashing style elements, as the futuristic-looking LED taillights and turn embedded in the rear fender.

Additionally, both fenders are in plastic (to reduce cost and instead of steel, which make the new California a better for customization.

Moto Guzzi 1000 Daytona Injection
Moto Guzzi 1000 Daytona Injection
Moto Guzzi 1000 Daytona Injection
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