Moto Guzzi California Vintage — First Ride — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Moto Guzzi California Vintage

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They The California is one of those industrial objects that have their mark on our history.

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They Say: The California is one of industrial design objects have left their m

Metro Euro-Tourer

My past with Moto Guzzi have generally been affairs, so when I got wind of the Vintage, I was pretty keen to on the miles. Based on appearance the new touring mount looked a blast to ride.

Introduced to the European market in this touring version of the California custom made its way to the USA year. The California has been one of most reliable sellers for and because the long-struggling Italian traditionally had only enough to gussy up a few models at a time, one took on the role of Euro-cruiser as by accident as by design.

Now that Piaggio is signing the however, Guzzi is living The California Vintage is shot with styling cues from the past, such as the wheels, chromed steel and classic black paint white pinstripes. Touring include the chrome-rimmed saddlebags, rack and medium-height windshield by auxiliary fog lights.

The Vintage got some mechanical as well, not least the 1064cc swiped from the Breva Newer bits include a shaky crankcase, lighter an upgraded hydraulic valve and fuel injection, which the bike achieve Euro 3

Settling atop the bike’s saddle, the slightly pulled-back bar is well within reach. But the urbane faade lie Marquis de ergos: Awkward floorboards my knees nearly to my rib cage I’m a stubby guy), the transverse cylinders stymied any to stretch my legs. Sub-6-footers can live with the seating but anyone with an inseam 31 inches will cry uncle.

Guzzi says this maximizes cornering clearance, but not buying it-the floorboards easily be an inch lower.

Once underway, the loping V-twin ushered me down the with little drama and shaft effect. The claimed 74 bhp is for casual cruising, and in the twisties the is much more agile most other bikes of its Conservative steering geometry into good stability and handling.

The Guzzi’s snazzy saddle gets props for comfort with a vintage

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