2013 Moto Guzzi California Models

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  1. Lone Rider

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    2013 Moto Guzzi California Custom

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    Touring Model

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    I look forward to a real test of the Custom.
    I think it ROCKS!!
     
  2. davidk

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    But what does it WEIGH???
    Very pretty!!
     
  3. Avboden

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    Here's a test of the touring

    http://www.ashonbikes.com/content/moto-guzzi-california-1400-touring

    the touring is 710lb wet. So the Custom will probably be around 50pounds lighter sans windshield, bags, extra lights, 2 up seat, etc.


    If I wanted a cruiser right now....that custom would be it!
     
    #3 Avboden, Nov 25, 2012
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    Damn...this deserves posting one more time. I love the cut out to make space for the 'sideways' motor.
     
  5. Texasl

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    Does the semi-opposed piston set up make it close enough to a BBB (Bavarian Battle Barge) to render it acceptable? :nana

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    It aint sideways. It's the rest of the bikes that are out of whack. :mrgreen:
     
  6. Avboden

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    I've always loved Guzzi's. My brother owns a 2004 V11 Cafe Sport, my dad had the same model for a while too as a city bike before he had the S1000RR. I've spent plenty of time on both of them (my brothers is pretty heavily modified, other one was stock) and I tell you, those engines are FUN. There's nothing like the character of a guzzi.
     
  7. davidk

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    Dang - That is more than ME & the Duck combined...
    Although - NOT getting moved around by wind gusts on the roads would be rather nice...
     
  8. Avboden

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    Can't compare a small naked bike to a big 1400cc cruiser.



    I really think that Custom might be the most beautiful motorcycle on the market right now.
     
    #8 Avboden, Nov 25, 2012
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  9. PeteN95

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    California models are not for me, what models do the other 49 states get?! ;)
     
  10. Lone Rider

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    REALLY??!!?
    OK I'll take em, I'll take them all!!!

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    The Moto Guzzi has trick looking shocks....,
     
  11. NoMornings

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    What's up with the headlight, though? I mean, they're doing fine with the rest, then they get to the headlight and jump a century or two?

    Hmm - maybe they did it to attract customers away from BMW? crackup:
     
  12. Lone Rider

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    I dunno boys,.

    Ducati came close to what I am looking for in a cruzzer.
    Just too much sport, got the 14 for that.
    The 1700 Thunderbird is real close, just not enough handling.

    The Custom looks to be a real answer.

    Loads of torque and a truly unique bike to boot.
    Now does it handle well for a heavyweight? More will be revealed..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFpaBTxf4Mc

    Like the 14, I love the look and its rarity.
    Many dont agree, but its about Me.
     
    #12 Lone Rider, Nov 25, 2012
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  13. Dr. E

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    Man that is a winner right there plain and simple.
     
  14. Lone Rider

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    Indeed....,
    It would be nice to be able to just ride in and get one. Probably trade in the ZX and just make the change. Alas, it will have to wait as I dont finance bikes.
     
  15. thomb

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    A BBB is just a Guzzi with saggy jugs.
     
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  16. Lone Rider

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    Repd !!!!
     
  17. davidk

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    +1+1
    BwaaHaa!!
     
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