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Segment: Touring

The House of Mandello del Lario has launched the 1981 MY Moto Guzzi 850 T 3 California as a direct competitor on the American market for the Harley Davidson Electra Glide FH80.

At its heart lies an air-cooled, four-stroke, 844cc, V-twin powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce 68 horsepower at 7000 rpm. It has a classic, American cruiser overall look, with lots of chrome embellishments on the exhaust, fork and engine accents.

MOTO GUZZI 850 T 3 California 1980 - 1981 2 Photos
MOTO GUZZI 850 T 3 California (1980 - 1981)MOTO GUZZI 850 T 3 California (1980 - 1981)

MOTO GUZZI 850 T 3 California 850

engine specs
Type
air-cooled, 4-stroke, V-twin
Displacement
844 cm3
Bore X Stroke
3.3x3.1 in OR 84 mm
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Horsepower
68/7000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
0/- lb-ft/RPM OR 0 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
carburetor 2x32mm DellOrto VHB
transmission specs
Gearbox
5-speed, manual
Clutch
wet multi-disc, manual
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
shaft
chassis specs
Frame
steel
Front Suspension
telescopic fork
Rear Suspension
dual shocks
Front Brake
dual 300 mm discs, 1-piston calipers
Rear Brake
single 242 mm disc, 1-piston caliper
dimension specs
Overall Length
-
Overall Width
-
Seat Height
-
Weelbase
-
Ground Clearance
-
Weight
476 lbs OR 216 kg
Fuel Capacity
6.3 gallons OR 23.8 L
tyres specs
Front
3.50-18
Rear
4.10-18
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