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2015 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring
2015 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring

2015 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring
2015 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring

2015 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring
2015 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring

2015 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring
2015 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring

2015 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring
2015 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring

 

2015 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring Review

2015 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring on Totalmotorcycle.com

With the California 1400 project Moto Guzzi redefines the luxury bike concept…

The California 1400 Custom and California 1400 Touring are presented as world ambassadors for the Moto Guzzi brand, embodying the highest values of Italian designed as an ideal of beauty and luxury. Everything on California Touring and California Custom helps to combine the best of the latest and most advanced technology with the classic style and elegance of the Moto Guzzi brand: brand new powerful 1400cc engine in the classic transversal V2 architecture, ride by wire, cruise control, ABS and traction control are among the key features.

Hand built in the factory in Mandello del Lario (Como, Italy), where the Moto Guzzi are born continuously since 1921, the California 1400 is distinguished by the craftsmanship with which each component is assembled. Attention that makes every Moto Guzzi California a unique piece, able to marry and to emphasize the strong personality of a passionate and exclusive clientele.

The emblem of a culture and capability of building unique bikes since 1921, the California 1400 Touring is assembled by hand in the Mandello del Lario plant and, with its innovation and style, represents the turning point in Moto Guzzi history, one of the oldest and most respected brands in motorcycle history.


FROM THE USA TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.
On the streets for more than forty years, the Moto Guzzi California is the most famous Italian bike in the world.
Its career began in 1970 when, after a series of stringent tests, the Moto Guzzi V7 Police won the selection to enter the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department). For the first time a foreign bike had been awarded a contract in America to supply the Police, beating out, in addition to the national manufacturer, the best English competition.

News of these stars & stripes uniformed Moto Guzzi bikes generated great interest in Europe as well, strengthening the excellent reputation that the V7 achieved with the 700 and Special versions. From the photographs of LAPD and Highway Patrol officers, however, it is clear that this Moto Guzzi V7 is decidedly different from the ones sold in dealerships: oversized saddle, bullhorn handlebars, platform footrests and an over-abundance of chroming.

These are elements that gave the V7 a popular Americanised style and stimulated a demand so strong that it convinced Moto Guzzi to begin factory production in 1971 with the name California.

Since then seven generations and four engine capacities (750, 850, 1000, 1100) have alternated in more than one hundred thousand units manufactured: a success.

 

THE LIFE OF A STAR.
Well known by all, loved by many and literally revered by long distance riders, during its forty year career the Moto Guzzi California has patrolled the American freeways, escorted monarchs and presidents and been parked in the garages of cinema divas and rock stars becoming a reference point in motorcycle history.

More than any other model manufactured at Mandello del Lario, the California represents the values and strength of the Moto Guzzi brand: style, comfort, reliability and performance.

Success motivated by a rare quality: knowing how to reconcile the comfort and cargo capacity of a custom bike with the dynamic nature and performance of a powerful street bike.

 

COMPLETELY NEW ALL AROUND:
Designing the heir to the most famous Moto Guzzi in the world meant taking on a great technological and economic challenge in order to replicate, like in 1971, the new reference point for the category. An impressive bike, exclusive, capable of enhancing the elements of nobility of a brand which is the symbol of ‘made in Italy’.

Starting from the stylistic intuition of an innovative but recognisable design and coherent with the heritage of seven California generations manufactured until today, the main distinctive Moto Guzzi traits were redesigned with the most advanced technologies of the top European motorcycle group, achieving a series of results such as:

” The largest V Twin ever made in Europe, able to produce an explosive torque of 120 Nm at just 2750 rpm.
” The first custom in the world equipped with MGCT traction and multimap Ride by Wire technology, with the possibility of selecting three different power output curves: Turismo, Veloce and Pioggia.
” The first custom in the world with a headlight assembly equipped with LED DRL daylight running lights, like the system used on late model cars.
” A brand new double cradle frame equipped with an elastic support system capable of completely eliminating vibration transfer.
” A new cardan final drive, at the top of the category for smooth and quiet operation.

Even looking closely at any other detail of the new California 1400 Touring, from the wheels to the instrument panel, from the components to the quality of the paint and the assembly, the magnitude of the change is clear: this Moto Guzzi definitely represents a turning point in the history of the brand.



 

 

2015 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The Bike
A sense of adventure and luxury, in perfectly balanced harmony. These essential characteristics allow boundless horizons to be faced with bold spirit and maximum comfort. The technical solutions, the new mechanical components and the innovative but faithful design make the California 1400 Touring the flagship of Gran Turismo. Pure reference for the entire category.

The Touring is the California in its most classic expression, destined for great travelers, thanks to a level of comfort, aerodynamic protection and load capacity which only a Moto Guzzi can offer.

Equipped with a “Patrol” windscreen, supplementary chrome-plated headlights, 35 liter panniers, engine and pannier guard kit, the Touring is a lavishly chromed and technological “tourer” which, powered by the largest V-twin ever seen before in Europe, is able to trot along all day with a thrilling sound and, if necessary, leave behind any vehicle on two or four wheels.

The sensory indulgence continues with the engine off, outside your favorite bar or in your garage at home, where you can explore it in its smallest detail. Here there is plenty of choice, including engine and construction details or technological devices: among these, for the first time in its category, the possibility to choose the preferred engine response between Touring, Sport and Rain modes, or select the cruise control which, together with the anti-theft device, is part of the standard equipment.

But the luxurious standard equipment does not preclude the possibility of further customizing the California according to one’s own taste and needs: the accessories catalog is the most comprehensive ever produced by Moto Guzzi.

High performance silencers, chrome-plated and machined components, saddles of all types and materials, as well as support and the App which turns an iPhone into a supplementary dashboard to obtain all kinds of navigation, performance and technical data information.

Special attention has been given to the chromatic concept, developed in two colors: white with dark decorative threads on the tank, inspired by the California Highway Patrol versions, or classic black with white threads, reminiscent of the original versions, such as the V7 and 850 California.

 

 

2015 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

DESIGN: THE MODERN LINES OF A LEGEND.
Surprising in the smallest details as well as in its components, the design of the new California Touring maintains a virtual continuity with its ancestors despite not having even one element in common with them.

The stylistic hints are in the saddle profile, the chromium grab handle and the side panels inspired by the T3, as well as a size ratio between the fuel tank and engine which favours the latter, precisely like the style of the V7 and V850 ancestors.
This impression is fed above all by the ingenious fuel tank, made of metal, with a 21 litre central body and two side panels, where the Eagle logo is lodged, moulded over the powerful head guards of the new 1400 cc round head engine.

Nestled within the V formed by the twin cylinder engine, the fuel tank contributes to making the side view significantly lower and more slender, also due to the clear lengthening of the wheelbase which is now 1685 mm instead of the 1560 mm from the last California 90.

The impression is further accentuated by the horizontal flow of the shiny silencers which end at the rear mudguard, moulded over the impressive 200 tyre and equipped with a spectacular dual LED taillight assembly which also houses the turn indicators. The front view is no less spectacular with a complex surface headlight that has a polielliptical light equipped with DRL daylight running light illumination, an absolutely exclusive feature, making it immediately recognisable.

The particular polygon shape of the headlight dominates the luxurious front end, enriched in proper California tradition by the indispensable windshield and supplementary lights.

More than thirty years after the T4, lightweight alloy wheels reappear on the California 1400, now with an original ribbed design. The huge cross section of the 200/60-16 rear is striking, while the front mounts a more ordinary 130/70-18 size.

The 46 mm front fork is another reflection of its glorious ancestry: completely sealed by the imposing black “telescopes”, the style replicates the units which equipped the first V7 and V850 models. The riding cockpit is a perfect example of the marriage between design and technology that brings the new California to life. The instrument panel stands out for its attractive style and visibility, enclosed in a circular panel which is an impressive 150 mm in diameter with the analogue RPM indicator scale carved out along the outside of the multifunction, suspended full matrix display at the centre. The covered hand grips are also new, as well as the bullhorn handlebar and the electric blocks where, on the right hand the rider can, for the first time on a Moto Guzzi, engage the cruise control.
An accessory included in the luxurious factory equipment on the California Touring, which also boasts a prestigious two-tone saddle, the “Patrol” windshield, chromium supplementary lights, 35 litre side panniers, engine guard and pannier guard kits, as well as the electronic antitheft system.

Nevertheless, this wealth of standard equipment does not mean that you can’t further modify your California Touring in line with your own aesthetic tastes and needs, taking advantage of the most complete accessories catalogue ever produced by Moto Guzzi.
High performance silencers, chromium and billet components, saddles of all types and materials.

Particular attention is given to the chromatic concept, developed on two evocative graphics: the Eldorado, white with dark ornamental lines on the tank, inspired by the California Highway Patrol versions, or Ambassador, which expresses the classic black with white lines similar to its origins, like the V7 and 850 California.

The “elastic” engine.
Moto Guzzi history is marked with ingenious and innovative technical solutions.

From the “elastic frame” designed by engineer Giuseppe Guzzi at the end of the 1920s, to the aerodynamic studies developed in the famous wind tunnel, from the 8 cylinder engine to the first transversal twin cylinder with cardan transmission all the way to the integral braking system.

Today, with the new California 1400, Moto Guzzi develops a new idea applied to the fitting of the powertrain to the frame, introducing the concept of the “Elastic Engine”.

The innovation, introduced to obtain a new standard in terms of riding, consists in fitting the powertrain to the frame by means of an exclusive elastic-kinematic supports system made up of a front rocker, two side rockers and a series of rubber dampeners which allow the engine to shake around its own centre of gravity, filtering out all the vibrations preventing them from being transmitted to the bike and the places where the rider and passenger come into contact with it.

In addition to guaranteeing a new standard of riding comfort, the new California’s frame has its strong point in its dynamic performance, obtained by seeking maximum rigidity between an oversized headstock and large diameter swingarm.
Characterised by a high strength steel tubular structure, the California 1400 frame is a closed double cradle with typically custom dimensions: the steering angle is open at 32°, the trail is 155 mm while the wheelbase is that of a true free way cruiser: 1685 mm. These are dimensions that ensure stability and precision in direction changes and also, thanks to the low centre of gravity and the central position of the weight surprisingly agile handling for a bike of this size.

Sitting just 740 mm off the ground, a walking pace is all you have to reach in order to manoeuvre, with the ease and agility of a scooter, the powerful twin cylinder from Mandello, which responds to the slightest touch of the throttle, leaving the vibrations generated by the engine behind as a distant memory for those who rode the California of days gone by.

The more nostalgic rider may feel like something is missing, but all they need to do is leave the bike at idle speed on the stand to see it rock under the powerful action of the two 104 mm pistons, generating vibrations which disappear as soon as the throttle is touched. At a standstill the bike maintains, nay enhances, its “pulsating soul”, transforming it into speed without tremors once in motion.

The innovations don’t end here. The fork is also new, with 46 mm stanchions which, although in coherence with its custom style and the generous 120 mm travel, betrays its attitude toward high performance with the presence of radial mountings for Brembo four piston callipers.

On the other hand, a traditional solution was chosen for the rear suspension, where a pair of chromium shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload operates, while the choice of wheels goes against the trend for the category. Standing out with their “ribbed” design, the wheels are 18″ in diameter on the front and 16″ on the rear. The latter, thanks to a 6″ cross section rim, mounts a showy “traffic light-burning 200/60” tyre. The California 1400 abandons, after thirty years, the famed integral braking system, definitively surpassed by the advantages of ABS and the power of a braking system which has never been seen before in this motorcycle class: Brembo radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons that grip a pair of perforated 320 mm floating discs on the front and a 282 mm disc on the rear gripped by a Brembo floating calliper with two parallel pistons.



1380 CC: THE LARGEST V2 IN EUROPE.
Before the new California 1400 the record for engine size reached by the transverse 90° V twin engine was 1225 cc on the MGS01, basically a champion racing bike.

The new California engine, an evolution of the popular “Quattrovalvole” (Four Valve) pushes well beyond this and, using the same stroke as the 1151 cc engine, reaches a displacement of 1380 cc through a record breaking bore of 104 mm.
However, this is not a simple act of mechanical hypertrophy, but an engine which has been entirely redesigned from the external layout to the internal components and all the way down to the electronics.

Aesthetically it looks like an aluminium sculpture, essential in its lines, but expressive in its mechanical content: the size of the head guards shows off the impressive displacement, while the shiny, Moto Guzzi silk-screen printed valve cover and the tight finning convey the great attention to construction detail.

After the 750cc small block this 1380cc big bore is also fuelled by a single Magneti Marelli throttle body, in this configuration increased to a 52 mm diameter and equipped with motorised action, which replicates the advantages in terms of fluid-dynamic performance which can be obtained by the single “Y” manifold, now arranged behind new long intake ducts which increase torque at low RPM.

Making its début on a Moto Guzzi and in the custom segment, is the ride by wire electronic engine management system. This technology allows the rider to choose from three engine management mappings: Turismo (Touring), Veloce (Fast) and Pioggia (Rain).

The different mappings allow the rider to choose from the engine characteristic which best suits his/her riding style, the route or the weather conditions. In fact, modifying the torque output and engine brake management, the ECU is able to give the California engine all the smoothness needed to provide maximum comfort, aggressiveness for those who prefer a sportier ride or the control needed on a wet surface: in the latter situation this is nothing less than providential given the capacity of the engine to unload 120 Nm of torque to the ground at just 2750 RPM and stretch out up to 6500 RPM to reach the last of its ninety-six horses (71KW).

The dynamic nature of the vehicle is kept under control by the presence, for the first time on a custom, of latest generation traction control (MGCT) which can be adjusted to three different levels in order to enhance active safety without sacrificing performance and riding pleasure.

The new heads have four valves per cylinder, driven by an overhead cam in each bank, through a roller rockers system, to reduce friction losses. The modern nature of the engine is also expressed through the presence of the double ignition, in order to guarantee perfect combustion, as well as two oxygen sensors which make the mixture in the cylinders uniform in any operating conditions with a consequent improvement in fuel economy and harmful emissions.

Contributing to the overall general efficiency of the engine is the new larger size finning of the cylinders, enriched by the “brushed” finish of the external edge and the generous sizing of the oil radiator, equipped with a thermostat controlled electric fan, which reduces the average operating temperature, in addition to the new filter box, redesigned to cater to the robust thrust of the twin cylinder from Mandello.

The result is that the California engine, despite the generous increase in displacement improves fuel economy by 15-20%, depending on the conditions of use, compared to the “Quattrovalvole” 1200 cc engine.


On the transmission front there are also important innovations.

The transmission is now a six speed instead of five, while the clutch goes from a twin-disc to a new dry single disc with built in flexible coupling and reduced activation load.

The cardan final drive has been completely redesigned and satisfies the new need to transfer, with maximum fluidity and comfort, the enormous torque of the engine, in addition to boasting an elastic aspect with significantly more modern and technological aesthetics.

Moto Guzzi Accessories Range:

CHOOSE THE BEST TO MAKE IT PERFECT AND UNIQUE.
There is only one way to make a unique bike like the California 1400 Touring even more rich and luxurious: customise it with original Moto Guzzi accessories.

Leather side panniers kit.
The side panniers, designed by the Moto Guzzi Style Centre, are available covered in genuine natural leather by specialised craftsmen. The resulting product matches the original line of the bike, providing an attractive personalisation using prestigious Italian skins.

Gel comfort two-seat saddle.
For those looking for greater riding comfort, a saddle with a gel insert is available. Both the rider and passenger enjoy this comfort thanks to the gel inserts placed specifically in the saddle seating areas. Finished in two-tone colours to match the top of the range outfitting of the bike with “comfort gel” embossed on the side. The saddle is the same height as the factory model.

Lowered gel comfort two-seat saddle.
This saddle combines gel comfort with the convenience of a revamped and lowered profile in order to give the rider more secure footing on the ground. This peculiarity combines with the different foam design which ensures an every more familiar feeling with the bike. The passenger enjoys the same comfort with a gel insert placed specifically in the saddle’s rear seating area. Finished in two-tone colours to match the top of the range outfitting of the bike with “comfort gel” embossed on the side.

Leather two-seat saddle.
For those looking for a luxurious finish, a saddle is available covered in genuine natural leather by specialised craftsmen. The type of leather, the style and the quality match that of the side panniers.

Luxury fibreglass top box.
Spacious fibreglass top box (60 litres) painted to match with chromium locks and handles built into the upper shell half.
It has a large and comfortable backrest cushion for the passenger, covered in the same material and colour as the saddle. The interior is finished in velvet and has a mirror and a cargo net.
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50 litre top box.
Spacious quick release top box which can accommodate two flip up
helmets. The upper shell is painted to match the vehicle and has a comfort backrest for passenger finished in same material and colour as saddle.
Inside there is a document pouch and an elastic cargo strap.

Internal bags for panniers
The internal bags were made to have the same shape as the panniers and the top box which contains them. They can be easily removed and carried with handles and shoulder straps. The set of bags is made with high performance and innovative technical materials which guarantee that it is waterproof and resistant to atmospheric agents.

Tank bag kit.
The kit is made up of a water repellent leather strap that covers the central part of the tank where the tank bag made of cordura with leather inserts can be fixed in order to guarantee additional cargo room for the more demanding Guzzista. The bag can be easily removed by two quick release clips. This kit was designed by the Moto Guzzi Style Centre in order to guarantee perfect integration with the bike itself. The materials used were tested to react perfectly in the harshest weather conditions.

Handlebar bag Kit
An elegant and functional handlebar bag made of cordura and natural leather that frames the Moto Guzzi brand to enhance it and make it unique and exclusive. Its functionality is ensured by easy installation and removal from the handlebar.

Luggage rack.
Designed in chromium pipe by the Moto Guzzi Style Centre, this luggage rack increases the bike’s cargo capacity, allowing dedicated accessory top boxes to be installed thanks to the special fitting predispositions.

Windshield deflectors.
Air deflectors to be applied at the bottom area of the windshield to increase protection and riding comfort for the rider.

Slip on “sound” exhaust
For those who want to “hear” the roar of a true
“custom”, slip-on exhaust pipes were made with a style similar to the factory exhaust but with a dedicated finish and specific bottom.

Steel exhaust bottoms.
These are special bottoms to be applied to the factory exhaust to customise the style of the vehicle. The external housing is made in polished stainless steel while the internal muffler is made from billet aluminium with a polished finish.
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Black chromed handlebar.
To allow an exclusive personalisation of your bike a black chromium handlebar is available. This handlebar was developed by our testers to maintain an optimum riding position to control your bike.

Rear-view mirrors.
Special approved rear-view mirrors made in billet aluminium with polished, scratch-proof finish.

Aluminium hand grip kit.
Special hand grips made from billet aluminium with anti-slip inserts in rubber and polished finish.

Heated hand grip kit
For those who love long rides in any season, heated hand grips are available that can be easily installed on the bike thanks to the fact that all California bikes are predisposed for them. These contribute to riding comfort, avoiding sore hands due to low temperatures.

Rear brake fluid reservoir cover.
For those who love to change the look of their bikes, customising with finishing different than the factory version, a rear brake fluid reservoir cover is available. It is made from billet aluminium and covers the entire body of the brake fluid reservoir, so it has no effect on the functionality. It is easy to install and has a polished finish that contributes to the “custom” design of the California.

Brake and clutch levers.
Special brake and clutch levers made from billet aluminium with a customised design and polished scratch-proof finish.

Brake and clutch master cylinder covers.
Special brake and clutch master cylinder covers made in billet aluminium with polished, scratch-proof finish.

Tank cover kit.
The tank side covers, chromium plated with a polished finish, personalise the style of the bike, making it a true “custom”.

License plate bracket kit.
Elegant approved license plate bracket in stainless steel with polished finish.

Swingarm cover kit.
Special “washers” made in billet aluminium to personalise the style of your vehicle.
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Cylinder side guards.
Special side guards made from billet aluminium with mirror polished finish, these integrate perfectly with the style and design of the bike. Complete with brackets made in mirror polished stainless steel.

Injector-covers kit
The pair of injector covers made in aluminium with a brushed finish replaces the factory set, giving the vehicle a richer, more elegant look and coherent with the aluminium parts which are already on the vehicle.

Fork stanchion covers
For those who love changing the look of their bike, two chromium finish fork stanchion covers are available.

Satellite navigator mounting kit
Mounting bracket made in polished stainless steel predisposed for installation of the GPS satellite navigator.

Rider footpeg kit
Tilting rider footpegs made from mirror polished billet aluminium, they maintain the same riding ergonomics as the factory pegs, but provide a lighter and more personalised design in line with the bike’s style.

Passenger footpeg kit
Tilting passenger footpegs made from mirror polished billet aluminium, they maintain the same design as the rider pegs and integrate perfectly with the bike’s style. They can be adjusted horizontally to four positions by means of a sophisticated spring mechanism that facilitates optimum positioning, ensuring travelling comfort. This mechanism ensures maximum safety, thanks to the quick release which, in the event of impact with the rider’s leg, automatically moves back to free the leg.

Motorcycle cover.
Tailor-made cover for indoors to protect against dust, intended for use during long periods of storing the bike in a garage. It is made from an elasticised two-coloured fabric with graphics dedicated to the bike. Available in two versions – with or without top box.

 

 


 


 

2015 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring – www.Totalmotorcycle.com American Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $18,490 USD


ENGINE
Type 90° V-twin engine, 4-stroke, 4 valves, double ignition
Cooling air and oil with an independent cooling pump. Oil radiator with thermostat controlled fan.
Engine capacity 1380 cm³
Bore and stroke 104 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio 10.5 : 1
Maximum power 71 kW (96 HP) at 6500 rpm
Maximum torque 87 ft-lb – 120 Nm @2750 rpm
Fuel supply / Ignition phased electronic Multipoint sequential injection, Magneti Marelli IAW7SM; “ride by wire” Ø 52 mm throttle body, IWP 243 Magneti Marelli injectors, double oxygen sensor, integrated management of 3 engine mappings, traction control, cruise control
Starter Electric
Spark plugs NGK LMAR8F, 2 per cylinder
Exhaust system stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe
Type approval EPA and CARB

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6 speeds with final overdrive
Final drive double cardan joint and fixed bevel gear seat
Clutch single-disc with integrated anti-vibration buffer

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Chassis steel tubing, closed double cradle with elastic-kinematic engine mounting system to isolate vibrations.
Wheelbase 66.3 in – 1685mm
Trail 6.1 in – 155 mm
Headstock angle 32°
Steering angle 38°
Front suspension Ø 46 mm hydraulic telescopic fork, with radial calliper mounting brackets
Front wheel travel 4.7 in – 120 mm
Rear suspension swingarm with double shock absorber with adjustable spring preload. No rebound adjustment on rear shock.
Rear wheel travel 4.3 in – 110 mm
Front brake dual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons
Rear brake 282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons
Wheels Aluminium alloy
Front tire 130/70 R 18”
Rear tire 200/60 R 16”

DIMENSIONS
Length 96.2 in. – 2445 mm
Width 40.5 in. – 1030mm
Height 57.4 in. – 1460 mm
Saddle height 29.1 in. – 740 mm (Opt: 28.3 in. – 720 mm)
Minimum ground clearance 6.4 in. – 165 mm
Dry weight 709.8 lbs.- 322 Kg
Kerb weight 742.9 lbs. – 337 Kg
Fuel tank capacity 5.4 gal. – 20.5 litres
Reserve 1.3 gal. – 5 litres



* Weight with motorcycle ready for use with all operating fluids and without fuel.

 


 

2015 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $19,040 CDN

ENGINE
Type 90° V-twin engine, 4-stroke, 4 valves, double ignition
Cooling air and oil with an independent cooling pump. Oil radiator with thermostat controlled fan.
Engine capacity 1380 cm³
Bore and stroke 104 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio 10.5 : 1
Maximum power 71 kW (96 HP) at 6500 rpm
Maximum torque 87 ft-lb – 120 Nm @2750 rpm
Fuel supply / Ignition phased electronic Multipoint sequential injection, Magneti Marelli IAW7SM; “ride by wire” Ø 52 mm throttle body, IWP 243 Magneti Marelli injectors, double oxygen sensor, integrated management of 3 engine mappings, traction control, cruise control
Starter Electric
Spark plugs NGK LMAR8F, 2 per cylinder
Exhaust system stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe
Type approval EPA and CARB

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6 speeds with final overdrive
Final drive double cardan joint and fixed bevel gear seat
Clutch single-disc with integrated anti-vibration buffer

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Chassis steel tubing, closed double cradle with elastic-kinematic engine mounting system to isolate vibrations.
Wheelbase 66.3 in – 1685mm
Trail 6.1 in – 155 mm
Headstock angle 32°
Steering angle 38°
Front suspension Ø 46 mm hydraulic telescopic fork, with radial calliper mounting brackets
Front wheel travel 4.7 in – 120 mm
Rear suspension swingarm with double shock absorber with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping.
Rear wheel travel 4.3 in – 110 mm
Front brake dual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons
Rear brake 282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons
Wheels Aluminium alloy
Front tire 130/70 R 18”
Rear tire 200/60 R 16”

DIMENSIONS
Length 96.2 in. – 2445 mm
Width 40.5 in. – 1030mm
Height 57.4 in. – 1460 mm
Saddle height 29.1 in. – 740 mm (Opt: 28.3 in. – 720 mm)
Minimum ground clearance 6.4 in. – 165 mm
Dry weight 709.8 lbs.- 322 Kg
Kerb weight 742.9 lbs. – 337 Kg
Fuel tank capacity 5.4 gal. – 20.5 litres
Reserve 1.3 gal. – 5 litres



* Weight with motorcycle ready for use with all operating fluids and without fuel.

 


 

2015 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring – Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: 20,190 Euro


ENGINE
Type : 90° V-twin engine, 4-stroke, 4 valves, double ignition
Cooling : through air and oil and an independent cooling pump. Oil radiator with thermostat controlled fan.
Engine capacity : 1380 cm³
Bore and stroke : 104 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio : 10.5 : 1
Timing system diagram : intake valve opens 19° BTDC
(1-mm checking clearance) intake valve closes 55° ABDC
exhaust valve opens 49° BBDC
exhaust valve closes 12° ATDC

Maximum power : 71 kW (96 HP) at 6500 min-1
Maximum torque : 120 Nm (12.3 kgm) 2750 min-1
Fuel supply / Ignition : phased electronic Multipoint sequential injection, Magneti Marelli IAW7SM; “ride by wire” Ø 52 mm throttle body, IWP 243 Magneti Marelli injectors, double oxygen sensor, integrated management of 3 engine mappings, traction control, cruise control
Starter : Electric
Spark plugs : NGK LMAR8F, 2 per cylinder

Exhaust system : stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe
Type approval : Euro 3

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox : 6 speeds with final overdrive
Gear ratio values : 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 : with helical teeth, ratio 26/35 = 1: 1,346)
Final drive : double cardan joint and fixed bevel gear seat, drive ratio 10/36 = 1: 3.6)
Clutch : single-disc with integrated anti-vibration buffer
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CHASSIS
Chassis : steel tubing, closed double cradle with elastic-kinematic engine mounting system to isolate vibrations.
Wheelbase : 1685 mm
Trail : 155 mm
Headstock angle : 32°
Steering angle : 38°
Front suspension : standard swingarm, Ø 46 mm, with radial calliper mounting bracket and telescopes on the stanchions
Front wheel travel : 110 mm
Rear suspension : swingarm with double shock absorber with adjustable spring preload.
Rear wheel travel :
Front brake : dual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons
Rear brake : 282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons
Wheels : Aluminium alloy
Front wheel rim : 3.50″ x 18″
Rear wheel rim : 6.00″ x 16″
Front tyre : 130/70 R 18″
Rear tyre : 200/60 R 16″

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
System voltage : 12 V
Battery : 12V – 18 Ah
Alternator : 12 V – 550 W

DIMENSIONS
Length : 2445 mm
Width : 1030 mm
Height : 1460 mm
Saddle height : 740 mm
Minimum ground clearance : 165 mm
Kerb weight
Kerb weight : 337 Kg (fully equipped)
322 Kg
Fuel tank capacity : 20.5 litres
Reserve : 5 litres


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“Mr. Totalmotorcycle”. Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle. Supporting Motorcyclists and Motorcycling for 18 great years.

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