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2013 Moto Guzzi California Models

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by Lone Rider, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Streetfighter

    2013 Moto Guzzi California Custom


    Touring Model


    I look forward to a real test of the Custom.
    I think it ROCKS!!
  2. But what does it WEIGH???
    Very pretty!!

  3. Here's a test of the 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!
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012
  4. Damn...this deserves posting one more time. I love the cut out to make space for the 'sideways' motor.
  5. Texasl

    Texasl Totally Charming Retired Moderator Staff Member

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


    It aint sideways. It's the rest of the bikes that are out of whack. :mrgreen:
  6. 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. 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. 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.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012
  9. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Moderator Staff Member

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

    Lone Rider Streetfighter

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


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

    Lone Rider Streetfighter

    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..

    Like the 14, I love the look and its rarity.
    Many dont agree, but its about Me.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012
  13. Dr. E

    Dr. E Theoretical Propagandist

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

    Lone Rider Streetfighter

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

    Lone Rider Streetfighter

    Repd !!!!
  17. +1+1
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