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2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom
Available colors: Basalt Black -or- Mercury Gray
Hand built in the factory in Mandello del Lario (Como, Italy), where the Moto Guzzi are born continuously since 1921, the California 1400 is distinguished by the craftsmanship with which each component is assembled. Attention that makes every Moto Guzzi California a unique piece, able to marry and to emphasize the strong personality of a passionate and exclusive clientele.
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On a California 1400 Custom one becomes a traveler even for small trips. A vocation which provides every driving moment with overwhelming intensity: the combination of power and pleasure. The custom soul comes out in the ride by wire technology and cruise control system for selecting engine power curves and character. Nothing is left to chance.
The Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom is the “bad” sibling of the California family, in total contrast in terms of temperament and style. It conquers the rider with the strength expressed by its unique cruiser design: two wheels, an engine, saddle and handlebars. All made with the rigor of form and function, combined with a typically Italian aesthetic sense, expression of attention to detail and execution ability worthy of the best interpretations Made?in Italy has ever produced in the automotive field.
This can be seen in the details, such as the two-seater saddle boasting the hot-pressed Eagle logo, the drag bar handlebars with light-weight supports and the original rear shock absorbers with external tank. To increase the expressive power of the design is the minimal graphics based on textured colors such as mercury grey and basalt black and certain skillful touches of style, such as the black lacquered wheels with red Moto Guzzi logo and black wing mirrors.
Once in the saddle, the differences compared to the Touring forcefully emerge: the new sport saddle and drag bar handlebars provide a low slung and backward sitting position over the rear wheel for perfect metropolitan showing off. One travels enveloped in the sound of the 1380 cc big bore, ready to unleash 120 Nm at 2750 rpm or cruise in overdrive, at little more than idling, trying to listen to the beats of the 104 mm pistons of the mighty 90° V-Twin made? in Mandello del Lario, filtered by the innovative elastic-kinematic fixing to the tubular frame.
The deliberately minimalist appearance of the design further enhances the presence of technological features not found in any other motorcycle manufactured by competitors. The California 1400 Custom, like the Touring version, has cruise control as standard, with MGCT traction control which can be set at three levels of intervention and, thanks to Ride-by-Wire; it is also possible to adjust the engine response according to three modes, Touring, Sport and Rain.
And if the “rider“ of the California Custom can choose the character of their motorcycle according to the type of route and use, they can also adapt it to their personality, drawing on the most extensive accessories catalogue ever produced by Moto Guzzi.
ENGINEType: 90° V-twin engine, 4-stroke, 4 valves, double ignition
Cooling: air and oil with an independent cooling pump. Oil radiator with thermostat controlled fan.
Engine capacity: 1380 cm³
Bore and stroke: 104 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio: 10.5 : 1
Maximum power: 71 kW (96 HP) at 6500 rpm
Maximum torque: 87 ft-lb - 120 Nm @2750 rpm
Fuel supply / Ignition: phased electronic Multipoint sequential injection, Magneti Marelli IAW7SM; “ride by wire” Ø 52 mm throttle body, IWP 243 Magneti Marelli injectors, double oxygen sensor, integrated management of 3 engine mappings, traction control, cruise control
Spark plugs: NGK LMAR8F, 2 per cylinder
Exhaust system: stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe
Type approval EPA and CARB
TRANSMISSIONGearbox: 6 speeds with final overdrive
Final drive: double cardan joint and fixed bevel gear seat
Clutch: single-disc with integrated anti-vibration buffer
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKESChassis: steel tubing, closed double cradle with elastic-kinematic engine mounting system to isolate vibrations.
Wheelbase: 66.3 in - 1685mm
Trail: 6.1 in - 155 mm
Headstock angle: 32°
Steering angle: 38°
Front suspension: Ø 46 mm hydraulic telescopic fork, with radial calliper mounting brackets
Front wheel travel: 4.7 in - 120 mm
Rear suspension: swingarm with double shock absorber with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping.
Rear wheel travel: 4.3 in - 110 mm
Front brake: dual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons
Rear brake: 282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons
Wheels: Aluminium alloy
Front tire: 130/70 R 18”
Rear tire: 200/60 R 16”
DIMENSIONSLength: 96.2 in. - 2445 mm
Width: 40.5 in. - 1030mm
Height: 57.4 in. - 1460 mm
Saddle height: 29.1 in. - 740 mm (Opt: 28.3 in. - 720 mm)
Minimum ground clearance: 6.4 in. - 165 mm
Curb weight: 701 lbs. - 318 Kg
Fuel tank capacity: 5.4 gal. - 20.5 litres
Reserve: 1.3 gal. - 5 litres
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