2013 Moto Guzzi 1400 California Aims To Shake the Cruiser Segment

Launched back in 1971, the Moto Guzzi California has been standing from the crowd in the world of cruisers because of its different nature.
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With the iconic V-Twin engine making all Moto Guzzis look like a class of their own, California was either loved or hated, but few could remain indifferent in its presence. Next week the new 2013 Moto Guzzi 1400 California will be officially showcased at the EICMA in Milan.

While Moto Guzzi declares that the new bike will set new standards in its class, we cannot wait to see it ride. Italian magazine Motociclismo mentioned some 96 HP and a monstrous 90 ft-lbs (122 Nm), but its the other technologies which make the Moto Guzzi 1400 California more appealing than ever.

The bike is allegedly going to be loaded with all the nifty goods you'd expect from a top-drawer machine: electronic cruise control, ride-by-wire, ABS brakes, traction control and no less than 3 different engine mappings for various riding styles.

Couple the massive longitudinal V-Twin with a 6-speed gearbox and a shaft final drive, and load everything into an all-new sport-tuned chassis, and think about the Touring version, an even better-endowed bike full of nifty accessories, such as highway pegs, windshield, aux light and more. It really looks like the game's about to change.


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