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Moto Guzzi California 1400

The latest generation of the Moto Guzzi California is a unique piece of art. Hand built on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, the California 1400 combines style, elegance and distinguished craftsmanship with a powerful 1400cc engine which provides a 96 HP at 6500 rpm with 120 Nm at 2750 rpm. The latest technology has also been included with ride by wire, switchable engine mapping, cruise control, ABS and traction control.

Specifications, 2015 Models
(Custom and touring models have the same basic specification)

Type 90° V-twin engine, 4 stroke, SOHC 4 valves per cylinder
Cooling Air and oil cooled with independent cooling pump. Oil cooler with thermostat controlled fan.
Engine capacity 1380 cc
Bore & stroke 104 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Timing system diagram Intake valve opens 19° BTDC
Intake valve closes 55° ABDC
Exhaust valve opens 49° BBDC
Exhaust valve closes 12° ATDC
Max. power 71 kW (96 HP) at 6500 rpm
Max. torque 120 Nm at 2750 rpm
Fuel supply / Ignition Electronic Multipoint sequential injection, Magneti Marelli IAW7SM; “ride by wire” Ø 52 mm throttle body, IWP 243 Magneti Marelli injectors, twin oxygen sensors, integrated management of 3 engine mappings, traction control and cruise control.
Starter Electric
Spark plugs NGK LMAR8F, 2 per cylinder
Exhaust system Stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with twin lambda probe
Emission standard Euro 3
Gearbox 6 speed
Gear ratios 1st 17/38 = 1:2.235
2nd 20/34 = 1:1.700
3rd 23/31 = 1:1.348
4th 26/29 = 1:1.115
5th 31/30 = 1:0.968
6th 30/24 = 1:0.8
Primary drive Helical teeth gear set, ratio 26/35 = 1:1,346
Final drive Hypoid gear set, ratio 10/36 = 1:3.6
Clutch Single-disc
Frame Steel tubing, closed double cradle with elastic-kinematic engine mounting system to isolate vibrations.
Wheelbase 1685 mm
Trail 155 mm
Rake 32°
Steering angle 38°
Front suspension Ø 46 mm forks, hydraulic damping
Front wheel travel 120 mm
Rear suspension Swingarm with twin shocks, adjustable rebound and spring preload with remote reservoir
Rear wheel travel 120 mm
Front brake Dual Ø 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo 4 spot radial mounted callipers
Rear brake 282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons
ABS Continental Two Channel ABS
Wheels Aluminium alloy
Front wheel rim 3.50” x 18”
Rear wheel rim 6.00” x 16”
Front tyre 130/70R18
Rear tyre 200/60R16
Electrical System
System voltage 12V
Battery 12V – 18AH
Alternator 12V – 550W
Length 2445 mm
Width 940 mm
Height 1180 mm
Saddle height 740 mm (720 mm opt.)
Min. ground clearance 165 mm
Kerb weight 337 kg
Dry weight 322 kg
Fuel tank capacity 20.5 Litres
Reserve 5 Litres

Source: John Sample Group

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