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2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Review
2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400
The Piaggio Group Advanced Design Center will be headed by Miguel Galluzzi, a designer born in Argentina and raised in the USA, whose projects in Italy include some of the most celebrated motorbikes of the last twenty years: the Ducati Monster, the Cagiva Raptor, the Aprilia RSV4, winner of the 2010 Superbike World Championship, and the brand new Moto Guzzi California 1400, due to be launched on the market in the fall of 2012. The California center will work closely with the Piaggio Group Style Center headed by Marco Lambri, and the Group R&D centers in Italy, China, India and Vietnam.
“Setting up a research center in California opens a window on the changes that will be taking place in our society, way of life, and urban and metropolitan mobility models in the next few years,” said Roberto Colaninno. “This year we are ramping up our international growth,” added the Piaggio Group Chairman and CEO, “and consistently with the expansion of our industrial and commercial operations around the world, we are also implementing an “intelligence globalization” policy to create an international system of competences and research in the areas of product marketing and style. A few weeks ago, our Mantua location opened a product marketing center with a team of young marketing managers from all the Piaggio Group European and Asian locations. The new Advanced Design Center in Pasadena will be working not only at the cutting edge of style developments, but will also be cooperating with the world’s top universities and research centers.”
During the Piaggio Group convention in Florida, Roberto Colaninno and Miguel Galluzzi provided the Piaggio Group Americas dealers with an overview of research and development in mobility technology. Work in the Pasadena center will cover all Group product lines and include projects studying solutions employing new energy accumulation technology and aerospace materials, for development of innovative emission-free engines using alternative energies.
The Piaggio Group Americas convention provided the stage for the American preview of some of the most important motorcycles due to be making their market debuts in 2012 and 2013. The bikes include the new maxi enduro Aprilia Caponord 1200 and the Moto Guzzi California 1400, a stunning “cruiser” scheduled for a fall launch – with an international press launch in the USA – with the name of a bike that established Moto Guzzi as a worldwide brand. The event was attended by the Aprilia riders in the 2012 Superbike World Championship, five-times world champion Max Biaggi – the current leader in the SBK champions table – and Northern Ireland’s Eugene Laverty.
Official presentation of the new Moto Guzzi California 1400 in Miami: international launch in the USA in fall 2012. The new Aprilia Caponord 1200 also unveiled to American dealers. The two Aprilia riders in the 2012 Superbike World Championship, Max Biaggi and Eugene Laverty, in attendance.
2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 – Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: NA
Type 90° V-twin 4-stroke
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Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.