Best Cruiser: Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom

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Best Cruiser: Moto Guzzi California 1400

BEST CRUISER: Moto Guzzi California 1400
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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 of the bike. Though classically styled, the California is modern, with three levels of power delivery and traction control, plus ABS and cruise, none of which detracts from the bike's mechanically satisfying nature.

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Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Basalt Black) - studio front 3/4 view

Studio front 3/4 right-side view - Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Basalt Black)

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Basalt Black) - studio right-side view

Studio right-side view - Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Basalt Black)

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Basalt Black) - studio rear 3/4 view

Studio rear 3/4 view - Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Basalt Black)

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Basalt Black) - studio rear view

Studio rear view - Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Basalt Black)

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Basalt Black) - studio overhead rear view

Studio overhead rear view - Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Basalt Black)

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Basalt Black) - studio front 3/4 view

Studio front 3/4 left-side view - Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Basalt Black)

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Mercury Grey) - studio front 3/4 view

Studio front 3/4 right-side view - Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Mercury Grey)

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Mercury Grey) - studio right-side view

Studio right-side view - Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Mercury Grey)

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Mercury Grey) - studio rear 3/4 view

Studio rear 3/4 view - Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (Mercury Grey)

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Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom - cockpit

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom - front wheel

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom - headlight

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom - rear section

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom - right-side view