Moto Guzzi California Vintage

 

 

 

Make Model

Moto Guzzi California Vintage

Year

2006 - 07

Engine

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

Capacity

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)

Induction

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

Ignition 

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

Transmission 

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

140/70 VB17
Rake 29.0°
Trail 116 mm / 4.6 in
Dimensions Height 1389 mm / 54.7 in
Length 2380 mm / 93.7 in
Width 815 mm / 32.1 in
Wheelbase 1560 mm / 61.4 in
Seat Height 780 mm / 30.7 in
Ground Clearance 190 mm / 7.5 in
Dry Weight 263 kg / 580 lbs

Fuel Capacity

19 Litres / 5.0 US gal

An Italian custom bike for the US police.

Thirty-five years have gone by, but the Moto Guzzi California continues to play a leading role in the collective imagination of motorcyclists throughout the world. In 1971 when the first model was introduced, the custom market was divided into the original US models and their imitations from the East. Moto Guzzi introduced a motorcycle with a strong personality based on the tried and tested frame of the V7 Special and the legendary 90° V-Twin engine with a capacity of 757cc. A winning combination which won international success, not least because it proposed a new way of motorcycling, in contrast to the exaggerated quest for performance. On a Guzzi California, you travelled - and you travel - in total relaxation. The seat, as comfortable as an armchair, enables you to enjoy the landscape protected from the wind in the shelter of the large windshield, fitted as standard together with the panniers, a clear sign of its vocation for travel. These qualities enabled the V7 California to triumphantly cross the ocean where it was adopted first by the L.A.P.D. (Los Angeles Police Department) and subsequently by other US states. The rest is history - and legend. A familiar presence in films and advertisements, the California has every right to be considered as one of those industrial design objects which have left their mark on our history. Its two legendary wheels have never stopped - and neither has its evolution. Year after year, the look and technology has been updated, without altering its original personality and spirit. Now, 35 years after its birth, Moto Guzzi has decided to pay tribute to this extraordinary model by creating an exclusive Vintage version, dedicated to those who want to go on dreaming.

The discreet charm of tradition.

Technology and tradition have inspired the numerous changes defining the character of the California Vintage, a cult object even before its market launch. The reference to the past is obvious in the delightful spoked wheels, in the newly-designed steel mudguards, in the new Brembo front callipers with black finish and in the supplementary fog lights, controlled by a switch on the right block.

In this model, attention is paid to the smallest detail - the windshield is decorated with a stainless steel strip and both the handlebar and two-tone seat are exclusive to the model. The classic engine is protected by chromed steel tubes with integrated. The special bags are fixed, made from rotational nylon, waterproof, lined and again protected with chromed steel tubes. The luggage rack is also chromed for a high-class touring look. The California Vintage is a precious object to be looked after with love and attention. Moto Guzzi has therefore also designed a special bike cover for this motorcycle where luxury is standard.

An all-new ride.

While externally the California Vintage retains the same unmistakable look which brought it success throughout the world, technically it has been profoundly changed over the years, with significant improvements on the most recent version. The heads, cylinders, conrods, pistons, sintered valve seats and guides and Nymonic exhaust valves come from the Mandello del Lario naked and inherit its power characteristics. The alternator has also been improved and the flywheel is new. Combustion is more efficient thanks to the twin spark cylinder heads, while the timing system is entrusted to the well-proven mechanical tappets. Other minor technical modifications include the new throttle body guards and cableways between the cylinders and tank. As far as the mechanics are concerned, the braking pressure distributor has been modified to improve efficiency. More powerful, easier to ride and safer, the look of the California Vintage has also been radically changed. An exclusive and well deserved tribute to a motorcycle which has become a symbol.

The new Moto Guzzi range. Every trip is a journey.

The journey is more important than the destination. The knee-down excursion on tortuous roads, the leisurely cruise across the continent in company, even the simplest commuting between home and office all have a common denominator - the pleasure of riding your motorcycle, soothed by the throb of the 90° V-Twin, in the seat of the maximum expression of technology and Italian creativity. The new range reflects this idea and applies it to all the facets of motorcycling today.

The custom segment has always expressed the purest and most direct essence of freedom and is well represented by the Nevada 750 Classic and California Classic, two motorcycles immune to the passage of time.

The naked segment is also fierce, with the Breva 750, agile and robust as a genuine Moto Guzzi, its big sister the Breva 1100, attractive and fun to ride.

Completing the picture is the extraordinary Griso 1100, a flash of originality and passion to be enjoyed down to the last drop.

Every future trip on the back of a Moto Guzzi will not just be a pleasure, but also more "cleaner", with the Euro3 engines fitted on the entire range.

All Moto Guzzi motorcycles include a 2 year factory warranty and 24-hour Roadside Assistance. With our factory warranty and roadside service you can ride with the peace of mind knowing that help and service is just a phone call away. Please see your local dealer for more details.

Accessories

MINI-TRUNK BAG

FUEL TANK BAG

BIKE COVER