Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring S.E.




Make Model

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring S.E.


2015 - 16


Four stroke, 90° V-twin, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder


1380 cc / 84.2 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 104 x 81.2 mm
Cooling System Air/ oil cooled
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Exhaust stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, 3-way catalytic converter with double oxygen sensor
Emissions compliance, Euro 4
Lubrication Wet sump
Timing System Diagram Intake valve opens 19° BTDC (1-mm checking clearance) intake valve closes 55° ABDC exhaust valve opens 49° BBDC exhaust valve closes 12° ATDC

Fuel Supply

Magneti Marelli IAW7SM; “ride by wire” Ø 52 mm throttle body, IWP 243 Magneti Marelli injectors, double oxygen sensor, integrated management of 3 engine mappings, traction control, cruise control
 Ignition Phased electronic Multipoint sequential injection
Spark Plugs NGK LMAR8F, 2 per cylinder
Battery 12V - 18 Ah
Alternator 12 V - 550 W



Max Power

96 hp / 71 kW @ 6500 rpm

Max Torque

89 ft/lb / 121 Nm  @ 3000 rpm
Clutch Single-disc with integrated anti-vibration buffer


6 speeds with final overdrive
Final Drive Shaft
Gear Ratio 1st 17/38 = 1 : 2.235
 2nd 20/34 = 1: 1.700
 3rd 23/31 = 1: 1.348
 4th 26/29 = 1: 1.115
 5th 31/30 = 1: 0.968
 6th 30/24 = 1: 0.8
Primary Drive 26/35 = 1: 1,346)
Final Drive Ratio Double cardan joint and fixed bevel gear seat, drive ratio 10/36 = 1: 3.6)
Frame Steel tubing, closed double cradle with elastic kinematic engine mounting system to isolate vibrations.

Front Suspension

Standard swingarm, Ø 46 mm, with radial calliper mounting bracket and telescopes on the stanchions
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Swingarm with double shock absorber with adjustable spring preload.
Rear Wheel Travel 110 mm / 4.3 in

Front Brakes

2x 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons

Rear Brakes

Single 282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons
Front wheel Aluminium alloy 3.50” x 18”
Rear Wheel Aluminium alloy 6.00” x 16”

Front Tyre

130/70 R18

Rear Tyre

200/60 R16
Trail 152 mm / 6 in
Headstock Angle 32°
Steering Angle 38°
Dimensions Length 2445 mm / 96.2 in
Width   1030 mm / 40.5 in
Height  1460 mm / 57.5 in
Wheelbase 1676.4 mm / 66 in
Seat Height 740 mm / 29.1 in -  720 mm / 28.3 in
Ground Clearance 165 mm / 6.4 in

Wet Weight 

337 Kg  / 742.9 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

20.5 Litres / 5.4 US gal
Reserve 5 Litres / 1.3 gal


In addition to the Nero Ambassador and Bianco Eldorado versions, for 2015 the California Touring is available in a new version called "S.E."

Characterised by a new two-tone graphic, this version, which has a built-in passenger backrest and grab handle, emphasises the virtual continuity with its ancestors through the reinterpretation of various style elements. The most obvious of these are connected to the profile of the saddle, the chromium grab handle and the side panels inspired by the T3 as well as a ratio between the fuel tank and engine sizes which favours the latter, just like the style of the glorious V7 and V850.

This impression is given especially by the ingenious fuel tank, made in metal, with a 21 litre central body and two side covers where the Eagle logo is proudly displayed, moulded on the powerful thermal units of the round headed 1400 cc engine.

This impression is further accentuated by the horizontal lines of the highly polished silencers that end at the rear mudguard, moulded over the impressive 200 tyre and equipped with a spectacular dual LED light cluster that also includes the turn indicators. The front view is no less impressive, with a complex surface headlight unit and a polyelliptical light with LED daylight running light (DRL).
The particular polygon shape of the headlight dominates the luxurious front end, enriched in classic California tradition by the windshield and supplementary lights, painted to match the body, as well as the new front deflectors.

The lightweight alloy wheels are an original ribbed design like the headlight frame, the supplementary lights, the handlebar and the valve covers.

The 46 mm front fork is another throwback to its glorious ancestors: completely sealed by dominating "telescopes" which are now chromium plated. Intended for those who devour kilometres, the California Touring S.E. is unrivalled in terms of comfort and load capacity thanks to its generous saddle and the spacious and elegant 35 litre side panniers, the cruise control feature and the dampening action of the elastic kinematic engine mounting system. The engine mounted is the sculpturesque 1380 cc big bore, the absolute top of its class in terms of performance and consumption, equipped with Ride-by-wire multimap electronic engine management.

This technology allows the rider to choose one of three engine management maps: Turismo, Veloce and Pioggia.

The dynamic performance of the vehicle is also kept under control by its traction control system (MGCT) which can be adjusted on three actuation levels in order to increase active safety without impacting performance and riding pleasure.