Moto Guzzi California Special — review and opinion — Squiggles Has The…

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Moto Guzzi California Special
Moto Guzzi California Special

Squiggles Has The Ride Of her Life.

You your way blindly into a alleyway, feeling for the two lumps of hot material; she stands there, slightly, still hot from last meeting, expectant and for you. Nonchalantly, you nod at her, but she you, standing with her to the wall.

You want to get your leg to feel the throbbing lump your legs as you ride and but first you want to look at because she is simply gorgeous. you will sit on her and listen to her soft but for now, she waits for you to insert ignition key!

Hey, isn’t a page from the Sutra, but this Moto is a machine that encapsulates

You look her over, and see Italian in her making; two glorious cylinders, out across the frame, a shapely formation that can only be the country that gave us Cappuccino, Mussolini. erm, it’s Italian, this 850 and all things Italian speak of red red the California is black.

So, over to an uninterested bystander, ready for her first ride on What do you think, Squiggles? bodywork? Easy going? Yes, but what about the First impressions?

Louise Well Freddles, it’s that when a girl her first sight of a big and throbbing, machine, that she gets to run her delicately over the smoothness of impressive bodywork. She needs to be that everything is in full order before she embarks on the of her life! And the California 850 sure has a that any girl would for!

Lean, but curvy, a long and comfortable leather which has to be chunky enough for you to on with knuckles clenched as you the wind in your hair, the of the engine and the sheer speed and as you realise you’ve never ridden anything this and huge before!

You close your eyes to enhance every moment to stop being blinded by and feel the power of 850 ccs throbbing you. You’ve taken precaution, you don’t want after all, so your is as hard as it can be and you’re wearing all the leather gear as recommended. But I’m not a girl who likes to take risks, and I’ve always that history is important, so can you me how safe this ride be?

Gimme some stats

Thanks Louise, hope you mind me showing my flies to Silly creatures just straight into your

Anyway, first thing we is stringent precautions; we don’t any small accidents, do we? The patter of feet is not something we can handle now, but that’s enough the insects that accost our

Luckily, we have stretched material over our most areas, thus making a liquid-tight enclosure, without any spillage. The kit includes gloves, a coat, waterproof of course, and boots or whatever. If you come off (it happen in the heat of the moment) will protect you from any or bruises as you lay spread-eagled in the gravel.

the Cali is 844cc, with a cylinder V engine that bags of torque (no Louise, not talk; with the Guzzi at I can shut it off at the end of the day). This engine configuration is strong to drive a tank. funny because the motor was originally to power an armoured vehicle of in the Italian Army, many ago. The real proof of engine is in its original design, changed from those blueprints; strong, unburstable, and to maintain.

And maintain you must; this your everyday Kawasuziyam, erstwhile Japanese reliable with electronic this and No, Louise, this machine down unless maintained, and as you lie the engine, your legs out, your underwear i can tell you exactly how to wield the erm, feeler gauges is, because this machine has to be kept in fettle, so routine is required: contacts, electrics, oil

Moto Guzzi California Special

In truth, this machine is much like you, it’s easy to work on, 5 to adjust the contact gap, and else is a doddle. The engine never burst and Guzzis necessarily run-in until done 70000 miles or so; they may be, but the slow-revving capability you a bike that is capable of round the clock (and does). Over to you Louise….

says: LOL, you’ve it sound more like a war than a lean and fast machine! But OK, you’ve convinced me this ride could be but at the same time, very But what will it cost me?

And are these models hard to across?

Ok Louise, we are almost at a let me give it a squirt. on the throttle. The rocking you see as you squirt the throttle is ‘torque reaction’. It’s not but fairly unique to Guzzis.

It catch you out if you try to do silly things in but generally the Guzzi is solid and like it’s on rails. is precise, and you can rack up many without feeling uncomfy. bikes are long-distance tourers, in the BMW but cheaper.

Cost? You can get one new for about this will be a bigger (they stopped making the 850 ago), or you can pick up a decent one (say, 15 years old) for a grand. Don’t worry mileage or age, these really do last.

Running costs are frugal, 50mpg, top speed about but the engine never feels Lazy and docile, this is about mile-eating on a shoestring.

Louise, you may get off now.

Lou clambers dusts herself down and Thanks for the ride Freddles. O)


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