Moto Guzzi California

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  1. rauchman

    rauchman Been here awhile

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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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  2. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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  3. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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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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  4. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    My bad - apologies expressed to OP.
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  5. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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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:
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    Lots of info at Wildguzzi and Guzzitech.
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  6. rauchman

    rauchman Been here awhile

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    No problemo! Yeah, I was thinking the 1100's.
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  7. rauchman

    rauchman Been here awhile

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    Yup, that's what I was referring to. Nice bike!
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    pm9654 Been here awhile

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  9. elementalg20

    elementalg20 Been here awhile

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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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  10. JohnG.

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    We owned a 98 CaliEV for five years and loved it,...
    ...only real drama was lack of legroom for my aging 6'5" frame
    which eventually got the better of me :cry other than that great tourer.
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