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Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (2013)

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (2013)
Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (2013)
The Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom is the “bad” sibling of the California family, in total contrast in terms of temperament and style. It conquers the rider with the strength expressed by its unique cruiser design: two wheels, an engine, saddle and handlebars. All made with the rigor of form and function, combined with a typically Italian aesthetic sense, expression of attention to detail and execution ability worthy of the best interpretations Made?in Italy has ever produced in the automotive field.

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (2013)
Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (2013)
Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (2013)
Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (2013)
Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (2013)
Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (2013)
This can be seen in the details, such as the two-seater saddle boasting the hot-pressed Eagle logo, the drag bar handlebars with light-weight supports and the original rear shock absorbers with external tank. To increase the expressive power of the design is the minimal graphics based on textured colors such as mercury grey and basalt black and certain skillful touches of style, such as the black lacquered wheels with red Moto Guzzi logo and black wing mirrors.

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (2013)
Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (2013)
Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (2013)
Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom (2013)
Once in the saddle, the differences compared to the Touring forcefully emerge: the new sport saddle and drag bar handlebars provide a low slung and backward sitting position over the rear wheel for perfect metropolitan showing off. One travels enveloped in the sound of the 1380 cc big bore, ready to unleash 120 Nm at 2750 rpm or cruise in overdrive, at little more than idling, trying to listen to the beats of the 104 mm pistons of the mighty 90° V-Twin made? in Mandello del Lario, filtered by the innovative elastic-kinematic fixing to the tubular frame.

The deliberately minimalist appearance of the design further enhances the presence of technological features not found in any other motorcycle manufactured by competitors. The California 1400 Custom, like the Touring version, has cruise control as standard, with MGCT traction control which can be set at three levels of intervention and, thanks to Ride-by-Wire; it is also possible to adjust the engine response according to three modes, Touring, Sport and Rain.


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