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Old 09-02-2013, 09:05 PM   #4231
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These things are beautiful, simple to work on and maintain, and very capable.



I saw one in white pass by me a few days ago and was VERY IMPRESSED!!! Beautiful!!! For a cruiser...
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:12 PM   #4232
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I had a Guzzi and love the Calis but that new 1400... I don't know about the tank cut-outs for the heads and the squared off bags don't seem to match the rest of the bike. If it looked a lot more like the Cali Vintage I'd be game for one.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:06 PM   #4233
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... and the squared off bags don't seem to match the rest of the bike.
I'm not seeing "squared off bags".
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:23 PM   #4234
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These things are beautiful, simple to work on and maintain, and very capable.



For the longest time I figured if I got a touring bike it would be a Road King. Now, it would be one of these. Gorgeous.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:30 AM   #4235
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If they were a little cheaper I'd love to own a California. So nice!
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #4236
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I'm not seeing "squared off bags".
The bag of the bag doesn't have an organic appearance like the vintage. More like a square bag with the edges rounded off, IMHO.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:39 AM   #4237
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These things are beautiful, simple to work on and maintain, and very capable.



I'm not a cruiser guy or Moto Guzzi either , but I DO like that.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:47 AM   #4238
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I'm not a cruiser guy or Moto Guzzi either , but I DO like that.
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I like Moto Guzzi stuff but have absolutely NO INTEREST in the cruiser
market, and I almost wet myself when I saw that bike in person for
the first time.

There's one aspect of it that doesn't show that much in pictures - that
bike is HUGE.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:47 AM   #4239
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:50 AM   #4240
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I like Moto Guzzi stuff but have absolutely NO INTEREST in the cruiser
market, and I almost wet myself when I saw that bike in person for
the first time.

There's one aspect of it that doesn't show that much in pictures - that
bike is HUGE.
The rear of the touring model looks really wide, while it actually is about the same width as the Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager at roughly 39 inches, or 1 meter wide. Yeah, wide if you're used to a narrow sport bike, but the C-14 shows to be about the same width as well.

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Old 09-03-2013, 10:51 AM   #4241
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Well, today's another day but I still want a California Touring.
New wrinkle though is that I found out she sucks fuel like there's no tomorrow.

It's kind of like finding out your super hot girlfriend, who's crazy for you and makes everybody's head turn when you go by, has an eating disorder.
Not a deal breaker necessarily, but not ideal either.

One test had the practical range at 120 miles. Damn.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:21 AM   #4242
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Well, today's another day but I still want a California Touring.
New wrinkle though is that I found out she sucks fuel like there's no tomorrow.

It's kind of like finding out your super hot girlfriend, who's crazy for you and makes everybody's head turn when you go by, has an eating disorder.
Not a deal breaker necessarily, but not ideal either.

One test had the practical range at 120 miles. Damn.
I see those figures once in a while, but the real world results are a bit better - somewhere around 160 per tank with some better. That seems short legged to me as both my C-10 and Norge are good for a minimum of 200 miles before I start looking for gas. The 160 figure is the same I use for planning purposes on the Honda 750 Shadow - that's about where I hit reserve most of the time.

But yes, that still seems pretty short ranged for a touring motorcycle.

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Old 09-03-2013, 12:11 PM   #4243
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:15 PM   #4244
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Too soon to mention the Griso again?

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