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admin

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New Moto Guzzi California breaks cover

Moto Guzzi’s eagerly-awaited, all-new 1400 California has just been unveiled in Florida, USA. The bike, a heavyweight cruiser which will be the latest in a long line of ‘Calis’ since the original’s introduction in 1971, was unveiled by the CEO of parent group Piaggio, Roberto Colaninno, at a dealer convention in Miami. Also present was the bike’s stylist, Miguel Galluzzi, who also...

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mick4188

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mick4188 says:

Nice

I like it

(just thought I would be different)

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InTheRealWorld

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Not all bad

I like the spokes on the front wheel.

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

"it's not a hawg"

Not being a Harley-Davidson is a big recommendation for those of us who do not wish to be associated with either real or pretend 1% MC culture.

Of course, I still have trouble with the whole cruiser concept, as it does not seem to offer any advantages over a standard.  When the Japanese made cruiser versions of their bikes in the late 1970's to mid 1980's, the standard versions were always more comfortable with better handling.

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gsxr1969

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gsxr1969 says:

I like it. It's a cruiser, not a svelte super naked (God I HATE that term) Anyway looks like they have been trying to save weight by the look of the mini indicators ;) They said Biaggi was there, is that him on the left of the picture ? I know he's getting on a bit...

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charlesq_70

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charlesq_70 says:

They've obviously had difficulties getting this through emissions and/or noise regs judging by those monstrous silencers ... reminds me of the exhaust on the final GSX1400, and that was only on one side. Guzzis are usually a blend of elegance and brutality, but these one seems to have lost the elegance. I'd guess it will handle somewhat differently than most cruisers as it looks like a lot of weight is carried quite high. With a tidier exhaust ground clearance should be OK though. I'm not completely sold yet but I think I like it.

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Rredrider251

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Rredrider251 says:

Size

Either the bike is very low or Italians have suddenly grown in size. With the cylinder heads being recessed in to "tank" it may just be a very low bike.

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ianp5uk

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ianp5uk says:

Looks great. Not into cruisers but I like the styling of this one.

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EK_Biker

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EK_Biker says:

Shorter and

thinner aftermarket exhausts and I think that has the potential to be a stunning bike

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charlesq_70

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charlesq_70 says:

Moto Guzzi make the most beautiful bike on earth (the Griso) so when they make something this fugly I accept that they've done it on purpose. I think I'd rather have seen a larger capacity Bellagio with a sportier front end, but this is clearly aimed at the Thunderbird, or rather at whatever that is aimed at. And if cruiser engines are all about flashing yer jugs, then Guzzi wins every time.

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spareman

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spareman says:

Oh dear, I hope they have more designs waiting in the wings. I'm afraid that this new California is, like that other ' Elepant -in -the -room, the Triumph Rocket 3 ', a bit of a munter !

I do currently own, and ride, a Moto Guzzi, but I wouldn't give anyone money for that thing in your photo, even if I won a lottery jackpot. Still, it's not aimed at me; I'm not wealthy or an american.

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