2005 Moto Guzzi California EV
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– 2005 Moto Guzzi California EV
California EV — This long distance cruiser with the legendary, updated 90º V-Twin with hydraulic self-adjusting valves is the culmination of custom touring, roadster performance and styling. Brembo Gold Series brakes. Integral braking system. Behr steel spoke tubeless rims. Available in Black and Chrome, Red and Black, Blue and Chrome or Light Silver and Grey.
Bringing the horizon nearer
Once upon a time there was the California. A motorcycle that created a whole new style, and became celebrated even in the USA where the cruising motorcycle was invented. The California was born to cruise, and provided its rider with all the comfort and convenience the true traveller needed.
The California was the bike for the rider who did not want to ride prone, the rider who enjoyed the ride more than the arrival. Today the California is still with us, in the thoroughly revisited 2003 EV version, ready to cruise again.
The California EV is powered by a brand new engine and also features a large number of other improvements to make this epitome of riding comfort an even better ride and even more comfortable.
The gear lever has been redesigned and lengthened to improve riding ergonomics for taller riders. New heat-shields have been fitted to the silencers to protect the legs of rider and passenger. And the rear shock absorber has been calibrated for a more comfortable ride, and for full impact absorbing power even with the motorcycle fully loaded.
The Guzzi design team has also looked carefully at the finer details, as the new stainless steel rust-free luggage rack shows.
The rider footplates and the footplate mat inserts are in stainless steel, and will stay looking good even if the surface gets scratched.
Under this new skin, however, the traditional strong points of this super cruiser remain unchanged: Brembo Gold brakes front and rear; elegant aluminium spoke wheels; and the most natural riding position there is.
Plus, of course, the true class and appeal of a Moto Guzzi California.
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
telescopic fork, separately adjustable
Front wheel travel: 5.51″ (140 mm)
Rear suspension: Swing arm with 2 hydraulic shock absorbers, braking/extension adjustable
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: Behr steel spoke tubeless rims,
Front: 2.50″ x 18″ Rear: 4″ x 17″
Tires: Front: 110/90 VB18″ Rear: 150/80 VB17″
Overall length: 93.7″ (2380mm)
Width: 32.06″ (815 mm)
Height: 45.27″ (1150 mm)
Seat Height: 30.70″ (780 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: Black and Chrome, Red and Black, Blue and Chrome or Light Silver and Grey.
MSRP: $12,490 USD
Technical specifications and colors are subject to change without notice.