2017 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring
|Engine size:||1400 cc|
|Exterior color:||ROSSO CHARME|
2017 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring
THE COMFORT OF A CUSTOM BIKETHE DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE OF A CRUISER
The Moto Guzzi flagship is available in an even more luxurious and better refined version. Comfort is increased without sacrificing any of the performance and rideability that have made the California Touring the point of reference for its segment.
The California Touring is the latest heir to the successful project with which Moto Guzzi redesigned the concept of luxury motorcycle at the end of 2012. The Touring is a perfect representation of Moto Guzzi's culture and the ability to build unique motorcycles that has been around since 1921: it is the California in its most classic expressionunequalled in terms of stylecomfortperformance and reliability. Success driven by a rare quality: knowing how to reconcile the comfort and cargo capacity of a custom bike with the dynamic performance of a powerful cruiser.
Powerfulultra-equippedexclusivewith an innovativeyet highly personal and traditional designthe California Touring manages to enhance like no other the values of one of the noblest brands in the world and the symbol of "Made in Italy". Surprising not only because of the smallest aesthetic detailsbut also because of the technical choices: In factthe Touring is a true traveller driven by the largest V-twin ever made in Europethe first custom bike equipped with advanced electronic control systems such as traction controlABS and the new full Ride-by-wire acceleratoras well as having a brand new frame with an elastic engine mounting system capable of eliminating vibration transfer entirely.
Moto Guzzi California Touring is characterised by a two-tone graphic: Nero Gentleman and Rosso Charme. This versionwhich has a built-in passenger backrest and grab handleemphasises the virtual continuity with its ancestors through the reinterpretation of various style elements. The most obvious of these are connected to the profile of the saddlethe chromium grab handle and the side panels inspired by the historic Guzzi T3 as well as a ratio between the fuel tank and engine sizes which favours the latterjust like the style of the glorious V7 and V850. This impression is especially emphasized by the ingenious fuel tankmade in metalwith a 21 litre central body and two side covers where the Eagle logo is proudly displayedmoulded on the powerful thermal units of the 1400 cc engine.
This allusion to Moto Guzzi's glorious heritage is further accentuated by the horizontal lines of the highly polished silencers that end at the rear mudguardmoulded over the impressive 200 tyre and equipped with a spectacular dual LED light cluster that also includes the turn indicators. The front view is no less impressivewith a complex surface headlight unit and a polyelliptical light with LED daylight running light (DRL).
The particular polygon shape of the headlight dominates the luxurious front endenriched in classic California tradition by the windshield and supplementary lightspainted to match the bodyas well as the front deflectors. The handlebar electric controls are newmore functional and enhanced by an aluminium finish. The left side electric block hosts the controls for the new Moto Guzzi cruise control. The system allows the selected speed to be maintained without acting on the throttle and the cruising speed to be increased or decreased by pressing the cursor button on the left side electrical control. The speed can be temporarily increased with a twist of the throttle. After the throttle is releasedthe cruising speed will be resumed. The system disengages automaticallynot only when the rider brakes or presses the selector buttonbut also when the throttle grip is twisted in reverse. Once deactivatedthe last cruising speed set can be resumed with the resume feature.
The elegant style of the California Touring is also enhanced by the lightweight alloy wheels with an original ribbed designas well as the headlight frame and the supplementary lights. The engine cylinder head covers have prestigious finishing made by the utensil machine and are now painted black. The 45 mm fork is also a throwback to its glorious ancestors: completely sealed by dominating telescopes with a blackfinish. The pair of rear shock absorberson the other handnow has a convenient remote control for spring preloadvery practical to adjust performance based on the amount of cargo loaded. Furthermoretheir standard setup has been improvedthanks to more hydraulic rebound braking and a higher spring preload.