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Moto Guzzi California 1100 F

New Moto Guzzi California unveiled!

An all new Moto Guzzi 1400 cc was unveiled by Piaggio at their international dealers in Monte Carlo on January 2011.

The following information is the Piaggio Group’s official release:

“The new California with an original 1400cc V90 twin-cylinder engine, carries on the established by a bike acclaimed in continents for its comfort, reliability and delivering a re-styling that the architecture of the powertrain and the comfort by a generously sized saddle and

“Fitted neatly around the unit, the tank heightens the of the new valve covers, helping to a new style element on this California.”

“All the technical –wheels, brakes, suspension – are new proclaiming the California’s membership of an awaited new generation of Moto bikes.”

Looking at the California photo closely, although it is it seems there may be a radiator vertically in front of the engine, behind the front fender.  At the of this article, some magazines, including March issue of Motorcyclist, have published that Moto will introduce an all new liquid-cooled

As an owner of an ’07 Guzzi California I can’t help but notice the height of the valve covers on new California 1400 prototype.  the extra height is needed for an cam or dual overhead cams, but to the existing 1100 engine, or the existing 1200, the new valve still seem to be extremely

The new fuel tank, with the to clear the engine, brings images of yesteryear.  It was not uncommon for to have such cutouts on the tanks.   One example is this Harley-Davidson 11J that participated in the Motorcycle Cannonball in the USA.

Moto Guzzi California 1100 F
Moto Guzzi California 1100 F

  is another example of cutouts in the to clear large cylinder There have been others to have this but the new Guzzi California tank is much cleaner and tastefully

This new California 1400 has a stretched look, especially due to the side covers replacing the triangular shaped covers we are to seeing.  Not that it is bad, different.

Overall, it appears the Group has fortunately left the Guzzi California style in tact.  The modernized, longer and larger engine size are a of the times.  The Cali was overdue for a and from what we can see of it so far, it like a winner.

  Even so, I am glad to have one of the obsolete Californias with the cc air-cooled, pushrod type

Will I trade-in my Vintage in for the new At this point, the answer is no I bought the California Vintage it is highly reliable, time and relatively simple from a perspective.  The big question is whether new Guzzi California 1400 attract new Guzzi fans and get motorcyclists to convert over to the

UPDATE: November 2012 show was the official California launch to the public.

Moto Guzzi California 1100 F

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