Moto Guzzi California — Motorcyclist Magazine

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A Famous Name Resurrected for a New

They say: A European for American tastes. We say: Not typical West Coast

Moto Guzzi created the California in the early 1970s by a V-twin roadster with bars, buddy seat, and saddlebags, just as American had originally done to create a for the Los Angeles Police Department. Not for cops, the California remained in through three capacity and seven revisions. Discontinued in it had been Guzzi’s most and longest surviving model, more than 100,000 and often keeping the firm in

One glance at this Touring also a … California as well-will tell you that the familiar styling cues a completely new bike. Guzzi’s team, led by none other Miguel Galluzzi (who Ducati’s original Monster), has a fine job of bringing the California up to date. The overall look is a of traditional and modern elements.

Sculpted, polished aluminum heads jut out below the embossed crests on the shapely fuel

A single round gauge behind the Highway Patrol-style incorporates a digital speedo, an tach, and a selectable multifunction

A single round gauge behind the Highway Patrol-style incorporates a digi

Moto Guzzi 1000 Strada

At 1380cc, that resolutely air-cooled, 90-degree engine is the that Guzzi has ever It gets its extra capacity a wider, 104mm bore unchanged 81.2mm …), but the aim is not top-end power. The Cali’s of 96 horsepower at 6500 rpm is 6 bhp down on the unit, but the torque peak of 88 is roughly 15 percent higher, at just 2750 rpm.

Electronically, this California is a more sophisticated machine its predecessors, incorporating cruise traction control, and three modes named Veloce, and Pioggia instead of Fast, and Rain.

Defying the computer the big motor whirs to life a trademark longitudinal-crankshaft shimmy, settles to a juddery 1400 rpm But the feeling changes once way. The twin-cradle steel holds the shaft-drive powerplant in a new engine system that rubber mounts and three arms to reduce vibration to a low level once the bike is

For such a big, heavy claimed 743 pounds ready to Guzzi is easy to ride. Its fat (18 inch front, 16 in. rear) and 66.3 in. wheelbase help it to yet steering feels remarkably You don’t need Schwarzenegger-like to govern this California, its kicked-out 32 degrees of rake and 6.1 in. of trail.

Moto Guzzi 1000 Strada

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