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– 2012 Moto Guzzi California Prototype
2012 Moto Guzzi California Prototype
MOTO GUZZI: TWO FORMIDABLE PROTOTYPES DEBUT IN MONTE CARLO
THE BRAND NEW CALIFORNIA AND SCRAMBLER UNVEILED AT THE PIAGGIO GROUP INTERNATIONAL DEALER CONVENTION
31 January 2011 – A brand new white Moto Guzzi California and a Scrambler version of the V7 provided an exciting double surprise from Moto Guzzi at the Piaggio Group international dealer meeting in Monte Carlo on 27 and 28 January.
The annual event for almost two thousand Piaggio Group dealers at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo ended with the unexpected preview – presented by Group chairman and chief executive officer Roberto Colaninno – of two prototypes offering a foretaste of the Eagle brand’s future product strategies.
The new California prototype, with an original 1400cc transverse V90 twin-cylinder engine, carries on the tradition established by a bike acclaimed in five continents for its comfort, reliability and performance, delivering a re-styling that enhances the architecture of the powertrain and the comfort assured by a generously sized saddle and tank. Fitted neatly around the cylinder unit, the tank heightens the impact of the new valve covers, helping to create a new style element on this irresistible California. All the technical components -wheels, brakes, suspension – are new too, proclaiming the California’s membership of an eagerly awaited new generation of Moto Guzzi bikes.