2005 Moto Guzzi California Aluminium
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– 2005 Moto Guzzi California Aluminium
California Aluminum –An agreesive, lean and mean powercruiser with the legendary, updated 90º V-Twin with hydraulic self-adjusting valves. Brembo Gold Series brakes. Integral braking system. A custom luminescent aluminum lustre finish makes it the center of attention at every stop.
As the countryside flashes past it reflects for a fleeting moment in the shiny aluminium finish of this new generation of California… The name “Aluminium” reflects the modern design of a motorcycle that combines a sporting soul with the traditional Californian passion for the open road. The tank, side panels, alternator covers and cradle covers are finished in bright aluminium to reflect the bike’s aggressively individualist design.
The handlebars also highlight the Aluminium’s sports temperament. Their decisive, true-grit style features a long straight central section and thick mounting bars . The side panels, more slender and aerodynamic than on other California models, also bring out the bike’s true mettle, as does the eye-catching, compact front mudguard. In contrast, the bike’s natural riding position and its pounding 90° V-Twin heart, with hydraulic tappets and catalyzed exhaust for 2003, are familiar and reassuring.
The exhaust system is quieter and cleaner and also features new heat-shields on the silencers to protect the legs of rider and passenger from accidental burns. The Aluminium’s impressive top speed will satisfy even the most intrepid riders, while anyone who has sat on its anatomically padded saddle will tell you that in terms of comfort the Aluminium is second to none.
Engine: 90º V-Twin, 4 stroke
Cylinders: Aluminum alloy with Gilnisil treatment
Pistons: Forged, 2 compression & 1 oil control ring
Cooling system: Air cooled
Displacement: 1064 cc
Bore and stroke: 92 mm x 80 mm
Compression ratio: 9.8:1
Valves & operation: 2 overhead valves moved by light
alloy push-rods and rocker arms with hydraulic valves
Maximum power: 74 hp @ 6400 rpm
Maximum torque: 70 ft/lbs @ 5000 rpm
Fuel system: Magneti Marelli IAW Multipoint phased sequential fuel injection
Starting system: Electric
Ignition: Magneti Marelli IAW electronic digital ignition
with inductive spark
Exhaust system: Steel, 2 tubes connected to an
expansion chamber, connected to 2 steel mufflers catalyzed with Lambda probe
Gear box: 5 speed, constant mesh gears with built-in
Lubrication: Wet sump, forced oil, cartridge filter
Transmission: Primary: helical gears
Secondary: shaft drive
Clutch: Single disc, dry
Electrical system: 12 V; 12 V alternator; 16 Ah battery
Instruments: Speedometer with tripmeter, tachometer and warning lights
Frame: Detachable tubular duplex cradle
Trail: 4.258″ (116.4 mm)
Rake: 29.5º Front suspension: Marzocchi 45 mm hydraulic
Front wheel travel: 5.51″ (140 mm)
Rear suspension: Swing arm with 2 hydraulic shock absorbers with preload adjustment
Rear wheel travel: 3.50″ (89 mm)
Braking System: Integral braking system with proportioning and delay valve
Front brakes: Two Brembo ORO Series stainless steel 320 mm floating discs with 4 piston caliper
Rear brakes: Single stainless steel 282 mm fixed disc with Brembo 2 piston caliper
Wheels: Steel spoke rims, Front: 2.50″ x 18″
Rear: 3.5″ x 17″
Tires: Front: 110/90 VB18″ Rear: 140/80 VB17″
Overall length: 93.7″ (2380mm)
Width: 29.92″(760 mm)
Height: 45.27″ (1150 mm)
Seat Height: 29.52″ (750 mm)
Ground clearance: 7.48″ (190 mm)
Wheelbase: 61.41″ (1560 mm)
Dry weight: 553.36 lbs (251 Kg)
Fuel capacity: 5.01 gallons (19 liters)
Reserve: 1.05 gallons (4 liters)
Available Colors: Matte Aluminum
MSRP: $11,490 USD
Technical specifications and colors are subject to change without notice.