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Moto Guzzi California Aluminium



At the end of the 1960s Sergeant Henderson of the Los Angeles Traffic Division crossed the ocean to to Lake Como and Mandello del the home of Moto Guzzi. for him was the great eagle flying above the factory gates, the of one of the world’s oldest and most respected motorcycle brands.

Henderson had been invited to delightful corner of Italy to the production of a small fleet of ten Guzzi California V7 Police for the Los Angeles Police Department. He a series of changes, including a stand that could be set up by the when seated, a left-side change, an anti-bullet shield in all of which were immediately and skilfully implemented by Mandello’s workers and craftsmen.

Commenting on the Sergeant Henderson said: In I had a free hand, I could any change and I watched the bike take shape before my In the summer of 1969 the ten Moto V7 Police bikes joined the Los police fleet of more four hundred bikes, becoming the favourite vehicle of the officers.

The strategy of brothers Joe and Mike (devoted importers of Moto bikes in the USA, whose it was to supply the LAPD) began to results as new requests flooded in other US police corps the California Highway Patrol, and as in the new bikes spread among bikers. The police were to realise the superior drivability and of the Italian bike (which had seen off its US and British competitors), the service mechanics enthused the benefits of the engine’s transverse V 90 whose accessibility and rationality cut ordinary and extraordinary maintenance

News about the starred and Moto Guzzi bikes generated keen interest in strengthening the excellent reputation the V7 had won with the 700 and Special versions. of the LAPD and Highway Patrol clearly show that Moto Guzzi V7 bikes quite different to those on sale: larger saddle, a handlebar, floorboards and a wealth of These stylistic elements the V7 an American image that popular, and boosted demand to the where Moto Guzzi to begin mass production, in 1971, with the name

Since then seven and four displacement capacities followed (750, 850, 1100) and more than one thousand bikes have produced: a success. On the roads for than forty years, the Guzzi California is the most Italian motorbike in the world. It has US freeways, escorted kings, and presidents, and entered the garages of the of stage and screen, winning a in the motorcycling hall of fame.

More than any other built at Mandello del Lario, the represents the values and strength of the Guzzi brand: style, reliability and performance. A success in a rare quality: the ability to the comfort and loading capacity of a bike with the dynamic of a powerful roadster.


Now, as in the time of Sergeant the new Moto Guzzi California Touring and 1400 Custom are “built with pride in and assembled by hand at the Mandello del factory. With the difference they are the most innovative, and powerful Moto Guzzi ever made, the symbol of since 1921 has been a culture and motorcycle construction

In terms of innovation and style, are a turning point in the history of Guzzi, one of the oldest and most names in motorcycling history. looking at them justifies the the “art of the motorcycle. Just in the saddle justifies the expression a legend.


Ready for the of the third millennium, the California is an imposing, exclusive bike, the power to exalt the nobility of a that stands for “made in Starting from the stylistic of an innovative design, which, is recognisably consistent with the of the seven generations of California produced to date, the main Moto Guzzi features been re-engineered, with the advanced technologies of Europe’s motorcycle group.

These are the a V twin engine with the displacement capacity ever in Europe, providing a stunning of 120 Nm at just 2,750 rpm; the first custom bike with MGCT traction and multimap Ride by Wire with a choice of three fuel delivery systems: Fast and Rain; the world’s custom bike equipped a front light assembly LED daytime running lamps of the kind mounted on today’s new an unprecedented double-cradle frame with an elastic engine system to eliminate completely the of vibrations; a new cardan shaft at the top of its category in terms of fluidity and operation. There’s no question it: motorcycling art and mastery merge in the new 1400 bikes, two very motorcycles, quite different any that have gone

Yet a doubt remains, of Hamletic Touring or Custom? Will you the Touring, a classic California equipped for long-distance travel?

Or the the feisty “bad girl, an cruiser? Bikers will it a difficult choice.

There’s one way to make this unique even more luxurious: it with Moto Guzzi accessories, many of them by the MG Style Centre. The new California boasts the most extensive of top-quality, exclusive-design accessories produced by Moto Guzzi. for side bags and saddles, trim, steel and aluminium, for a range of accessories, and technology in

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