Moto Guzzi California Custom
Price: £12 000 ≈ $12000 ≈ €12000
Item location: Shipley, UK
As café racing goes Moto Guzzi has always been the aristocratic Italian racer. but with a $54 million reboot from parent company Piaggio and an output that has more than doubled in the last few years. a cult figure is set to become a huge crowd pleaser in UK. where cruiser enthusiasts hanker after some exotic Italian engineering and artisanal workmanship.
It wouldn't be a Moto Guzzi without a transverse 90-degree 1. 80 cc V-twin engine with the V of the cylinder heads pointing to the sky and the crankshaft running lengthwise. longitudinal to the bike. This configuration gives the bike a subtle gyroscopic effect under throttle and is as much a signature of the brand as the eagle wings in the logo. It's an entirely new four valve that stays true to original architecture. is sculptured in aluminium and is an expression of Italian engine art.
It is a big bike that harks back to the 1970 original California when Moto Guzzi won a contract to supply the California Highway Patrol with motorcycles. a cop-inspired model became available to the public the following year with all the cop extras and all these vintage detail boxes have been ticked with the California. It provides ample grit and power. with minimum shake and optimal smoothness. a heavy beast of a cruiser that is a lot more agile than you would think. Better on the open roads. its natural habitat. but nimble in the tighter spots. it is a modern bike that offers the romance of Californian highway adventure. with cutting edge technology. Italian engineering and craftsmanship and an historical tradition to back it all up