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Old 04-02-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Greetings all,

I'm currently on a café racered Suzuki SV1000S and I've been wanting to move back to a cruiser. I've considered HD, Victory & some Yamahas (I used to own a 2002 Road Star).

I've come across some pics from the ADV rider bunch of Moto Guzzi California models in various trim and love the look of some of them.

I haven't been to my local dealer in a while, but remember seeing what they called the MG cop bike in the dealership and wasn't all that crazy about that one. However, some of the other models I've seen, I like the look of.

Anyone have any info on these? This might be the balance of cruiser comfort, lean angle, braking, suspension and performance that I've been looking for.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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If this thread was any closer it would have bit you in the butt.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=841205
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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Well in his defense. The thread you linked is for the new Cal 1400 that should be getting to dealers pretty soon. His thread is referencing the older California models.

There are other threads about Moto Guzzis though. Check out www.wildguzzi.com for more Guzzi info.

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Old 04-02-2013, 02:27 PM   #4
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My bad - apologies expressed to OP.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:36 PM   #5
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Great bikes.

"California" has been used for 40-years on several different bikes.

The most common ones you'll see today will be 1990s-vintage California III/California 1100, variants of the 1998-2005 California EV/Bassa/Special, and 2007-2012 California Vintage/California 90.

This is a 2000 model California Bassa:




Lots of info at Wildguzzi and Guzzitech.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:41 AM   #6
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My bad - apologies expressed to OP.
No problemo! Yeah, I was thinking the 1100's.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:41 AM   #7
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Well in his defense. The thread you linked is for the new Cal 1400 that should be getting to dealers pretty soon. His thread is referencing the older California models.

There are other threads about Moto Guzzis though. Check out www.wildguzzi.com for more Guzzi info.

Yup, that's what I was referring to. Nice bike!
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:12 AM   #8
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And of course, the new California.
http://california.motoguzzi.com/
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:19 AM   #9
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My personal favorite cali's are the titanium and the last edition of the california vintage. The vintage uses breva 1100 internals fyi.
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Greetings all,

I'm currently on a café racered Suzuki SV1000S and I've been wanting to move back to a cruiser. I've considered HD, Victory & some Yamahas (I used to own a 2002 Road Star).

I've come across some pics from the ADV rider bunch of Moto Guzzi California models in various trim and love the look of some of them.

I haven't been to my local dealer in a while, but remember seeing what they called the MG cop bike in the dealership and wasn't all that crazy about that one. However, some of the other models I've seen, I like the look of.

Anyone have any info on these? This might be the balance of cruiser comfort, lean angle, braking, suspension and performance that I've been looking for.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:27 PM   #11
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[QUOTE=rauchman;21113914]Yup, that's what I was referring to.

It is the EV Touring model. II rode mine from Houston to Death Valley, Big Sir, Columbia River Gourge and Yellowstone last year. Headed to Arkansas tomorrow. OUTSTANDING bike as long as you are 6 foot or less.
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