Moto Guzzi California Vintage




Make Model

Moto Guzzi California Vintage


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

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

Over thirty-five years have gone by since its introduction, but the Moto Guzzi California continues to play a leading role in the collective imagination of motorcyclists all over the world. When the California was first introduced back in 1971, the market for customs was split between original motorcycles and Japanese imitations. But then Moto Guzzi introduced a machine with a powerful personality, based on the tried and tested frame of the V7 Special and the legendary 90° V twin engine, with a capacity of 757 cc. This frame/engine combination proved such a tremendous international success that it was eagerly adopted by the L.A.P.D. (Los Angeles Police Department), and later by police departments in other American States. The rest is history – and legend. A familiar protagonist in films and advertisements, the California has every right to be considered as one of the few objects of industrial design that have left a permanent mark. The California’s wheels have never stopped, and neither has its development. Year after year, the bike’s looks and technology have been updated without altering its original character and spirit. Now, 35 years after its introduction, Moto Guzzi has decided to pay tribute to the amazing California by creating an exclusive Vintage version, dedicated to modern riders who want to continue the dream. The styling is obviously retro, as you can see from the stunning spoked wheels, redesigned steel mudguards, new Brembo front calipers, supplementary fog lights controlled from the right hand switch block, windshield with stainless steel trim, shiny chrome handlebars and two-tone seat. The fixed panniers are a further sign of distinction. Made from rotational nylon, they are fully waterproof with inner linings, and are protected against impact by robust chromed steel tube of the same type used for the luggage rack.