The Moto Guzzi California Vintage

The Moto Guzzi has been in existence since 1921; longer than most people but not Harley Davidson. Guzzi has been creating cruisers even longer than Harley Davidson. Their first cruiser came out in 1967 with their V700. Guzzi always preferred the big bikes. Italy, Guzzi’s largest market, had street bikes having 100cc or less – 300cc was already considered big.

Moto Guzzi and its big bikes

Guzzi has been at the top even earlier on with their production of the 500cc bikes that were sporting and also reliable. The 1950s 500cc Falcone is an example of this, one with superb reliability where one American Guzzi club member owns two both ridden on a day-to-day basis for over 50 years.

Guzzi creates cruisers and have done so for the longest time. This is not a “me too” or a “late comer” bandwagon cruiser created from Harley Davidson’s renaissance. Moto Guzzi endured hardship for years even when large dealers and better resourced companies took advantage of them.

Moto Guzzi and their current cruiser platform

Their current cruiser platform was created around the V-twin motor which was originally 700cc and now 1100cc that runs in an in-line and auto-mobile type transmission to a bevel-drive final. After 40 years and more, this is a refined system. There is a traditional sump, the cam in the vee and hemi-head with rockers and push rods. The California Vintage marks this linage. The first California materialized on the Eldorado platform.

Some of the refinements to the cruiser bike

The Moto Guzzi did refinements to the most famous platform cruiser bike, and there are many. The brakes are of sport standards. There are 2 brembos. The 1094cc engine provides a stumble-free injection system. The exhaust is on Euro-3 standards. The standard bags are integrated into its design. The seat is great. The windscreen ensures a smooth flow. The suspension has the Marzocchi telescopic fork plus a rebound as well as compression adjustability. The rear suspension has pre-load as well as compression adjustability. The trademark Guzzi sound is still present. The Cal weighs around 560 lbs.

Moto Guzzi california for sale are available at motorcycle dealers.