Moto Guzzi California Aquila Nera




Make Model

Moto Guzzi California Aquila Nera - Black Eagle


2010 - 11


Four stroke, 90° V twin, longitudinally mounted, OHV, 2 valve per cylinder.


1064 cc / 64.9 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 92 x 80 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Lubrication Forced lobes, with geared pump and pressure regulator
Exhaust 2 into 2 exhaust; three-way catalyzer with Lambda sensor (Euro 3)


Magneti Marelli IAW alfa-n system Multipoint phased sequential fuel; 2 nozzle holders of 40 mm with injectors Weber IW 031


Magneti Marelli IAW 15RC electronic digital ignition with inductive spark
Starting Electric

Max Power

55 kW / 74 hp @ 6400 rpm

Max Torque

88 Nm / 64.9 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Clutch Single disc, dry, with mechanical control


5 Speed 
Final Drive Shaft
Gear Ratio 1st 14/28 = 1 : 2 2st 18/25 = 1 : 1,389 3rd 21/22 = 1 : 1,048 4th 23/20 = 1 : 0,870 5th 28/21 = 1 : 0,750
Frame Detachable tubular duplex cradle in special high-strengh steel

Front Suspension

45mm Marzocchi hydraulic telescopic fork, adjustable separately
Front Wheel Travel 140 mm / 5.5 in

Rear Suspension

swing arm with 2 hydraulic shock absorbers, exstension adjustable
Rear Wheel Travel 96 mm / 3.8 in

Front Brakes

2x 320mm discs  4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 282mm disc  2 piston caliper

Front Tyre

110/90 VB18

Rear Tyre

Rake 29.0°
Trail 116 mm / 4.6 in
Dimensions Height 1389 mm / 54.7 in
Length 2362 mm / 93.0 in
Width 813 mm / 32.0 in
Wheelbase 1560 mm / 61.4 in
Seat Height 780 mm / 30.7 in
Ground Clearance 190 mm / 7.5 in
Dry Weight 250.8 kg / 553.0 lbs

Fuel Capacity

19 Litres / 5.0 US gal

The Moto Guzzi California Black Eagle edition has been announced for the 2010 model year. This new Cali has a matte black paint scheme, named Aquila Nera, and shares some formerly unique features of the California Vintage.

The often debated retro style tail light from the Vintage now also comes on the Black Eagle edition. there is plenty of chrome on the Black Eagle edition California. It creates a strong contrast against the Aquila Nera black paint. While most matte black motorcycles tend to have several blacked-out or muted features, this one has polished aluminum and chrome all over. Borrowing again from the Vintage, the all black seat is wide and comfortable for most, and has a tubular chrome grab bar that wraps around the rear of it. It’s actually not very functional as a passenger grab bar, but is more for style as a tamed version of what came on the older Guzzis.

The 1064cc fuel injected, pushrod v-twin with a 5 speed gearbox are retained from the previous California models. This is a good thing, especially for proven reliability and durability. It’s quite nice not to have to wonder about how the engine or transmission will hold up over time.

The fenders are not from the Vintage, which some folks might be happy about, and are painted in the same Aquila Nero matte finish to match the tank and side covers. There are some painted components that a have the traditional gloss black finish. This including the frame, the fork brace, fork clamps, and swingarm.