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Moto Guzzi California

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The Moto Guzzi California Cali ) is a motorcycle manufactured by company Moto Guzzi 1971, bringing together the heritage, their iconic 90° V-twin engines and styling evokes the classic American motorcycle.

At its introduction, the California was of a trio of motorcycles that the Special, California and Ambassador and was on a model sold to the Los Angeles department. The bike features a seating position, footboards, gearshift, and linked Brembo

Model names and changes

the period of 1999 through no fewer than 14 different were used to describe levels of trim. During the period, all models used a engine and the Tonti frame.

The Trim Levels:

Base the Jackal, later the Stone; by a single disk up front, no and minimal trim enhancements. version offered.

Mid Level: which later became the Special, which became the Special Sport, which became the Aluminum Special and Titanium.

Highest Level: The EV; by adjustable suspension, tubeless floorboards, heavy chrome and other lesser differences. versions offered. Anniversary offered.

Notably, in 2002 and the California Stone, the base was offered with two cosmetic packages: California Stone and California Stone Chrome.

change notes:

Touring where offered, generally side cases and windshields.

to 1993, all California models carburated.

Beginning in 1993 the California IIIie, models offered with electronic injection besides the carbureted

Distinctions in model grades special paint treatments, disc brakes vs. single, vs. pegs, tube vs. tubeless and handle-bar configurations.

2000 and had silver painted engines.

onward had black painted

2003-2005: These models had lifters (aka hydro’s).

the barebones bikes, the Jackals, distinguished by tube tires, disc brakes, non-integrated and (pre-wired for but) no tach.

Bassa: tubeless tires, and dual integrated disc Bassa became California in 2001.

Stone models with 12-volt accessory and a different EVAP canister

Stone models were for a few years in Metal Chrome and Black configurations.

Special editions with ‘unique’ (such as the 2002 EV80) been offered regularly.


California’s are currently in California Vintage and California (non US) models.


Formal introduction of the California

1981–1987 California II 948.8 cc

California III 948.8 cc


California 1100ie

1995 1100

1995 California

1996 California 1100

California 1100i

1997 1100i

1996 California . colors: navy blue/beige, red/red or green/black; red/silver on Edition, warranty: 12 mos. miles; Engine type: longitudinal-crankshaft, 90-degree V-twin, arrangement: OHV, 1 intake, 1 valve, operated by pushrods, screw-type adjusters, 1064cc, 92 x Compression ratio: 9.5:1, fuel injection with 2 throttle bodies, Lubrication: wet 3.2 qt. Transmission: Dry multiplate clutch; 5 Wheels: Wire-spoke, 18×2.5 17×3.5 rear, Front 110/90-18 Metzeler ME33, Rear tire: 140/90-17 ME55, tube-type, Front 2, double-action calipers, 11.8-in. Rear brake: single-action 10.6-in. disc, Front 40 mm stanchion diameter, 5.5 in. adjustable for spring preload, damping; Rear suspension: dampers, 3.8 in. travel, adjustable for preload, rebound damping; capacity: 4.9 gal; Handlebar 31.3 in.; Charging 350 watts; Battery: 12v, Forward lighting: 55/60-watt headlight, position lights; Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, warning lights for neutral, beam, left turn right turn signal, low oil pressure, lights-on, engine-management Wheelbase: 61.4 in. (1560 mm); Height: 31.5 in. (800 mm); dry Weight: 552 lb (250 kg).

California V11 Bassa 1999-2000 specifications: Engine Type: 4 air cooled; Displacement: 1064CC, 90° Bore/Stroke: 92 mm x 80 mm; Ratio: 9.5 : 1; Max. 77 @ 6400 rpm; Max. 70 lb·ft (95 N·m). @ 5000 Valve System: OHV with 2 per cylinder; Fuel Delivery: Fuel Injection; Ignition: Electronic; Transmission: 5 speed shaft; Clutch: 2 dry Disks; System: 25A x 14V alternator with 30 AH Frame: Chrome Moly duplex cradle; Suspension: 45 mm, dual adjustable Two WP dual adjustable rear Instruments: Speedometer with tachometer and warning lights; Capacity: 5.0 US Gallons; Braking: Dual 320 mm floating w/ 4 piston calipers, Rear: disc; Tires: Front: VB 18 tubeless, Rear: 140/80 VB 17 Dry Weight: 545 lb (247 kg).; Height: 28.8 inches;

California 199_-2000: Essentially a decontented EV; Engine type: Air-cooled, transverse V-twin: Valve OHV, 1 intake valve, 1 valve, operated by pushrods; bore x …: 1064cc, 92 x Compression ratio: 9.5:1; EFI, 40 mm throats; Wet clutch, 5 speeds; Final Shaft; Dry weight: 542 lb Wheels: Wire-spoke, 18.0 x 2.5 in. 17.0 x 3.5 in. rear; Front Four-piston, double-action caliper, disc; Rear brake: double-action caliper, 11.1-in. Front suspension: 45 mm Rear suspension: Two dampers, for preload; Fuel capacity: 5.0

California Stone: 2001-2004, availabile in the US in 2002, the California replaced the Jackal. The front brake switched sides, diameter increased, engine front forks, and other received black paint, and new finish paint became

Other changes include an gearbox for easier shifting, diameter handlebars (30 mm), valves (beginning in 2003), seat and a wider diameter (8) Two special models of Stone been offered: The California Metal . which is essentially a variation. The other special model is the California Stone . which includes a windscreen and bags.

1999 Models

1999 V11

1999 V11 Bassa


2000 V11 Jackal

2000 V11

2001 Models

2001 Jackal

2001 California

2001 California EV


2002 California Stone

California Stone Metal

California Sport Special: and swingarm have been for a wider rear tire bias-ply), revised springs in the shocks, more seat

2002 California EV

2002 EV80: (see below)

California EV Touring: Chrome passenger backrest,

2002 EV 80 Specifications: 80th Anniversary introduced formally on October 31, featuring leather seat, hand grips and key by Poltrona chrome-plating on the heads, commemorative decal, a color-coordinated windscreen, leg guards, and a larger, more headlight. The design of the saddlebags by Frau, allowed the bags to be as luggage when taken off of the an interior plastic framework the bags to work as suitcases built-in shoulder straps.

The included a combination lock and marked on the side with the Guzzi logo and with the Frau logo above the The leather, with its exposed stitching, was a special high-quality treated with a … to withstand effects of weather and the bikes included a special motorcycle cover and rain for the saddlebags.

Moto Guzzi California 1100 Injection

The EV 80 was offered in one color: Red with red leather components, and was in a limited edition of 300 numbered with 32 imported to the US. Each shipped with an original of ownership” signed by then Ivano Beggio. The certificates intended to record information about the owner and the motorcycle. A identification plaque aboard the indicated the number within the of the particular bike.

A buyer of an EV 80 received a sepia drawing of the first 90° V-twin by Eng. Giulio Cesare father of Motto Guzzi and The Moto Guzzi V8. The 300 buyers invited to a special anniversary evening in Mandello del Lario.


2003 California

2003 California Stone

2003 California Sport

2003 California Aluminum Sport

2003 California Special Sport: small lower bar and less chrome Aluminum, titanium gray.

California EV:

2003 California EV Specifications ; equipped with grips, 12V accessory socket, and lower fairings, touring with pillion backrest and bags; ; colors: Red/Black; dark silver/black; Engine: 90-degree transverse V-twin; 1 intake valve, 1 exhaust per cylinder, operated by pushrods, adjusters; 1064cc, 92 x 80 mm; ratio: 9.8:1; EFI; 5 speed; Final drive: Dry weight: 573 lb (260 kg); 61.4 in.; Overall 93.7 in.; Seat 30.7 in.; Wheels: 2.50 x 18 in. front, 4.00 x 17 in. Front tire: 110/90 tubeless; Rear tire: VB17 tubeless; Front 2, 4-piston, double-action calipers, discs; Rear brake: double-action caliper, 11.1-in. Front suspension: Marzocchi 5.5 in. travel, adjustable damping; suspension: Dual dampers, 3.5 in. adjustable for preload and damping; capacity: 5.01 gal.; width: 32.0 in.; 12v, 16AH; instruments: tachometer, odometer, warning

2004 Model

2004 EV Touring, tall fairing lowers, linked triple-disc

2004 California EV, pullback chrome detailing, passenger rack.

2004 California Special Sport, small lower bar and less chrome Aluminum, titanium gray.

California Aluminum Special

2004 California Stone

California Stone Touring, and hard sidebags.


2005 California EV Touring, fairing plus lowers, triple-disc brakes.

2005 EV, pullback bar, chrome passenger backrest/luggage rack.

California Titanium Special small fairing, lower bar and chrome than Aluminum

California Aluminum Special

2005 California Stone, chrome detailing,

2005 Stone Touring, shield and sidebags.

2005 California Special Sport Specifications: Metallic Titanium; Engine: air 90° V-Twin, 4 …, 1064 cc, x 80 mm, compression ratio: Valves operation: 2 overhead moved by light alloy and rocker arms with valves; Maximum power: (55 kW) @ 6400 rpm; torque: 70 lb·ft (95 N·m) @ rpm; Fuel system: Marelli IAW Multipoint phased fuel injection Starting Electric; Ignition: Magneti IAW electronic digital ignition; inductive spark Exhaust Steel, 2 tubes connected to an; chamber, connected to 2 steel catalyzed with Lambda Gear box: 5 speed, mesh gears with cush drive; Lubrication: Wet forced oil, cartridge Transmission: Primary: helical Secondary: shaft drive; Single disc, dry; system: 12 V; 12 V alternator; 16 Ah battery; Speedometer with tripmeter, and warning lights; Frame: tubular duplex cradle; 4.258 (116.4 mm); Rake: °Front suspension: Marzocchi hydraulic telescopic fork wheel travel: 5.51 Rear suspension: Swing arm 2 hydraulic shock absorbers preload adjustment Rear travel: 3.50 (89 mm); System: Integral braking with proportioning and delay Front brakes: Two Brembo ORO stainless steel 320 mm discs with 4 piston Rear brakes: Single steel 282 mm fixed with Brembo 2 piston Wheels: Steel spoke Front: 2.50 x 18 Rear: 3.5 x 17; Front: 110/90 VB18 140/80 VB17; Overall 93.7 (2380 mm); Width: Height: 45.27 (1150 mm); Height: 29.52 (750 mm); clearance: 7.48 (190 mm); 61.41 (1560 mm) Dry weight: (251 kg); Fuel capacity: gallons (19 liters); Reserve: gallons (4 liters).


2006 US Model

California EV Touring

2007 US

2007 California Vintage,

Vintage Specifications The California is available in one color, black a two-tone black and white-paneled white pin-striped tank and styled locking hard with white pin-striping chrome crash bars). features include integrated fairing, lower fairings chrome crash bars, wheels, retro taillight, odometer and tripmeter, floorboards, wheels, chrome mudguards, body guards, chromed rack, foot guards, handgrips (Europe), stainless fenders, supplementary fog lights, and its imported from the Breva The twin mufflers contain converters and now conforms to Euro 3.

Air-cooled 90-degree V-twin, operated by pushrods, hydraulic Displacement, bore and …: 92 x 80 mm; Compression ratio: Maximum power: 74 hp @ 6,400 rpm; Maximum 40.6 ft·lbf @ 5,000 rpm; Magneti Marelli phased fuel injection; 40 mm bodies; Transmission: 5 speeds, dry Final drive: shaft; Dry weight: 580 lb (263 kg).; height: 30.7in.; Overall 93.7 in.; Wheelbase: in.; Front suspension: stanchions, 5.5 in. travel, adjustable Rear suspension: 2 dampers, 3.8 in. Wheels: Wire spoke, 18 x front, 3.50 x 17 rear; tire: 110/90VB-18; Rear 140/70VB-17; Front brake: 2, 4-piston calipers, 12.6-in. Front brake: Integrated, caliper, 11.1-in. disc; width: 32.1 in.; capacity: 5.0 gal.; Instruments: tachometer, odometer, tripmeter; for neutral, high beam, low oil pressure, left turn right turn signal.


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