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My new Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom

Average User Rating:
  • I feel in love with this bike the moment I saw it. I knew I had to buy it the moment I test rode it.

    The Cali Custom is the perfect expression of "power cruiser". It has multiple personalities - great for a posy cafe run or a super comfortable leisurely cruise up the coast but put the engine map into "Veloce" and hang on as it turns into a beast that would give most sports bikes a run (it is the Aprilia engine after all but seriously torqued up!)

    I can't imagine ever tiring of this machine. :)
  • Engine
    Type 90° V-twin engine, 4 stroke, SOHC 4 valves per cylinder
    Cooling Air and oil cooled with independent cooling pump. Oil cooler with thermostat controlled fan.
    Engine capacity 1380 cc
    Bore & stroke 104 x 81.2 mm
    Compression ratio 10.5:1
    Timing system diagram Intake valve opens 19° BTDC
    Intake valve closes 55° ABDC
    Exhaust valve opens 49° BBDC
    Exhaust valve closes 12° ATDC
    Max. power 71 kW (96 HP) at 6500 rpm
    Max. torque 120 Nm at 2750 rpm
    Fuel supply / Ignition Electronic Multipoint sequential injection, Magneti Marelli IAW7SM; “ride by wire” Ø 52 mm throttle body, IWP 243 Magneti Marelli injectors, twin oxygen sensors, integrated management of 3 engine mappings, traction control and cruise control.
    Starter Electric
    Spark plugs NGK LMAR8F, 2 per cylinder
    Exhaust system Stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with twin lambda probe
    Emission standard Euro 3

    Gearbox 6 speed
    Gear ratios 1st 17/38 = 1:2.235
    2nd 20/34 = 1:1.700
    3rd 23/31 = 1:1.348
    4th 26/29 = 1:1.115
    5th 31/30 = 1:0.968
    6th 30/24 = 1:0.8
    Primary drive Helical teeth gear set, ratio 26/35 = 1:1,346
    Final drive Hypoid gear set, ratio 10/36 = 1:3.6
    Clutch Single-disc

    Frame Steel tubing, closed double cradle with elastic-kinematic engine mounting system to isolate vibrations.
    Wheelbase 1685 mm
    Trail 155 mm
    Rake 32°
    Steering angle 38°
    Front suspension Ø 46 mm forks, hydraulic damping
    Front wheel travel 120 mm
    Rear suspension Swingarm with twin shocks, adjustable rebound and spring preload with remote reservoir
    Rear wheel travel 120 mm
    Front brake Dual Ø 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo 4 spot radial mounted callipers
    Rear brake 282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons
    ABS Continental Two Channel ABS
    Wheels Aluminium alloy
    Front wheel rim 3.50” x 18”
    Rear wheel rim 6.00” x 16”
    Front tyre 130/70R18
    Rear tyre 200/60R16

    Electrical System
    System voltage 12V
    Battery 12V – 18AH
    Alternator 12V – 550W

    Length 2445 mm
    Width 940 mm
    Height 1180 mm
    Saddle height 740 mm (720 mm opt.)
    Min. ground clearance 165 mm
    Kerb weight 318 kg
    Dry weight 300 kg
    Fuel tank capacity 20.5 Litres
    Reserve 5 Litres
  • Agostini chrome silencers to be fitted at 1,000km service. Can't wait to hear this engine unleashed:
    • Agostini Mandello silencers for the California 1400 specifically designed from special steel with laser engraved Agostini Mandello Del Lario logo
    • These exhausts are lighter and louder than standard, giving the California 1400 the sound and look expected from such a motorcycle, while allowing the engine to breathe easier, giving an increase in power
    • Their lines and size have been designed to allow the bike to be narrower than original to obtain a more compact size and a better lean angle, combined with the weight saved allows you to fully appreciate the manoeuvrability of the California 1400
    • They can also be fitted with standard accessories including panniers
    • Removable Db killer included
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Recent User Reviews

  1. Oldmaid
    "Nice, very nice."
    Very nice looking ride that certainly seems to have ticked all your dream bike boxes! Love the black and white photo espesh.
    Nitrox72 likes this.
  2. Kupe
    "Love the California."
    I live about 1 km from the Racecourse Motorcycle Shop in Randwick who are dealers for Moto Guzzi. Alan, one of the owners has the same bike as you. We do some...quiet rides together at times. Lol!
    Nitrox72 likes this.
  3. cruisin4abruisin
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