We thought the Ducati Diavel had a lock on Best Cruiser. But then the new Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom loped into our lives. And this Italian gets under your skin in a good way, its air-cooled 1380cc V-Twin winning us over with torque and the starring role it plays in the Art Deco looks [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
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All roads lead to Rome, or so the saying goes. Once literal (all roads in the ancient Empire actually did lead to Rome), the expression in popular culture reminds us that different paths can lead to a common goal. Just like the new Ducati Diavel Dark and Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom. Two iconic Italian [...]Read Full Post | Comments(7)
Exclusive Test! Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom Italy’s oldest continuously operating motorcycle manufacturer releases an all-new version of its most popular bike, the Moto Guzzi California.
Photographer : Adam Campbell
She was straight out of “The Golden Girls,” all white curls and peach polyester, and as she hurried toward me in the grocery store parking lot I braced for some geriatric comment. Instead, I got this: “Well, that’s not a Harley,” as she circled the Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom like a hound on a [...]Read Full Post | Comments(11)
Long before the glamorous center-stage unveiling of the California 1400 at last year’s Milan show, Moto Guzzi knew that its new V-Twin power cruiser had the potential to restore the image of one of the greatest names in the history of motorcycling. Spending the money to bring this new machine to market was an investment [...]Read Full Post | Comments(5)
The California is back, and Moto Guzzi with it. When I first saw the new California 1400 in photos, I thought the bike was competently styled. When I saw it in person at the Milan motorcycle show, I found that Miguel Galluzzi’s styling is absolutely beautiful. Riding the California in the Cote d’Azur of southern France only [...]Read Full Post | Comments(9)
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Large press conferences from Honda and Ducati held right before EICMA 2012 may have stolen a bit of the thunder from Milan’s annual motorcycle show, but we still came away impressed with the variety of significant new bikes on display. Although finding the 10 motorcycles that we’d most like to ride in 2013 certainly qualifies [...]Read Full Post | Comments(13)
Milan—The new California 1400 represents a significant effort from Moto Guzzi to restore its fading image. The cam-in-head, four-valve V-Twin has been enlarged to 1380cc by pushing the bore to 104mm, while keeping the same 81.2mm stroke of the present 1200cc engine. Compression ratio is 10.5:1, a good value for an air/oil-cooled engine. The induction [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Less than a week before the start of EICMA 2012, Cycle World has obtained photos and information regarding the Piaggio Group’s four scheduled introductions: the Moto Guzzi California 1400, the Vespa 946, the Aprilia Caponord and a refreshed Aprilia RSV4, in R ABS and Factory ABS forms. Moto Guzzi California 1400 Judging by this picture [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 and 2014 Aprilia CapoNord – First Look Bigger, better, more refined V-Twin motorcycles from Piaggio are nearing production.
Piaggio’s annual dealer meeting in Monte Carlo always produces some surprises. Last year, Piaggio showed a prototype Moto Guzzi California 1400. This year, it provided a first look at the real thing. Scheduled as a 2013 model, the California 1400 will go into production sometime between July and September of this year. The bike put [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)