The Moto Guzzi California Custom is not the sport twin to the Touring but its ``wicked`` sister, in stark contrast where temperament, style and vocation are concerned. It doesn't spoil the riders with accessories and shiny gadgets, but it wins their heart with the power expressed in its cruiser style design, hard and pure: two wheels, an engine, saddle and handlebars. Nothing else, but all made in the strictest form and function, combining with a typically Italian aesthetic sense, an expression of attention to detail and executive capacity worthy of the best interpretations that made in Italy has ever produced in the automotive field. All you need to do is look at the two-seater saddle, where the Eagle logo is hot printed, at the drag bar handlebars with the lightweight supports, at the brand new rear shock absorbers equipped with external tank. To increase the expressive power of the design, a minimalist graphic appearance based on material colours like mercury grey and basalt black converge with a few skilled touches of style, such as the lacquered black wheels with the red Moto Guzzi logo and the black rear view mirrors. Once the rider is in the saddle the differences with respect to the Touring version come out clearly; the new sport saddle and the drag-bar handlebar create seating which is low and shifted over the rear wheel for a perfect metropolitan show off. You will ride immersed in the sound of the big bore 1380 cc, ready to unload 120 Nm of torque onto the asphalt at 2750 RPM or sail into overdrive, at just above idle speed, listening to the 104 mm pistons pumping in the chest of the majestic 90° V made in Mandello del Lario, filtered by the innovative elastic-kinematic fitting to the tubular frame. Wide open spaces where the rider dialogues with his mount, in the velvety gait of a bike with a deep soul, capable of giving its utmost in powerful sprints just as easily as it glides majestically at parade pace to follow with its gaze the reflection of an image that rolls along the surfaces of the glass store fronts in our cities, engulfed in the characteristic rumble of 'made in Mandello' powertrains. The intentional minimalist look of the design further enhances the presence of technological content which is simply not found on any other bike the competition makes. The California Custom, just like its travelling sister, comes equipped standard with cruise control, MGCT traction control which can be set to three different levels and, thanks to the Ride by Wire system, the engine response can also be adjusted to three modes, respectively ``Turismo``, ``Veloce`` and ``Pioggia``. And if the California Custom rider can choose his bike's personality based on the type of route and use, he can also do the same to adapt it to his personality, taking advantage of the richest accessories catalogue ever produced by Moto Guzzi.
The Moto Guzzi California is the most famous Italian motorcycle in the world, after being selected as the Los Angeles Police Department vehicle in 1970. The Moto Guzzi California has patrolled the American freeways, escorted monarchs and presidents and been parked in the garages of movie stars and rock stars. Seven generations of the Moto Guzzi California have followed with over one hundred thousand units sold around the world. 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 the style, elegance and distinguished craftsmanship of the Moto Guzzi brand 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 ensuring that the Moto Guzzi California is all you have ever wanted. The Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring Special Edition (S.E) redefines the concept of luxury cruisers. Characterised by the new elegant two-tone colour scheme which reflects prestige and distinction, the California 1400 Touring S.E offers riders the opportunity to glide the open roads in absolute comfort and style. The California 1400 Touring S.E has been designed to be your ultimate touring companion, featuring an endless array of travelling accessories including a built in passenger backrest, grab handles, 35 litre side panniers and cruise control. Enriched with the Moto Guzzi California tradition the California 1400 Touring S.E if fitted standard with an oversized windshield, supplementary lights and sealed chrome plated front forks. If you have struggled with the dilemma of style versus performance, the Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring S.E is the solution to your problems. This motorcycle was created to stand out both for its undeniable performance on the road and its elegant good looks.