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Sold for: £8,000
Founded in 1921 in Mandello del Lario, Italy, Moto Guzzi is the oldest European motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production. Success in motorsport both on circuit and road racing has ensured the companies longevity. The manufacturer is also known for their air-cooled 90-degree V-Twin engines mounted longitudinally ensuring the cylinder heads sit prominently on both sides of the frame. The original Moto Guzzi California was released in 1971 and was designed in consultation with the Los Angeles Police Department to replace the previous model. A 'cruiser' style motorcycle, the company have gone on to make many iterations of this bike. In 2013, a new California 1400 Custom was released, fitted with the biggest engine Moto Guzzi have ever produced, utilising ABS, traction control, and even ride-by-wire electronic injection, making it smoother and faster to ride than its predecessors. Stopping power comes from a Brembo setup comprising four-piston callipers up front with a 320mm disc and two-piston callipers at the rear with a 282mm disc. A retro looking cruiser, the bike does have modern looking LED taillights and indicators built into the rear arch. With an impressive 0-60mph time of only 3.7 seconds and 87 bhp, these California 1400 Customs are sure to put a smile on ones face. This particular Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom was registered to its one and only owner in the UK on 24th May 2013. Finished in devilishly handsome black, the bike was bought by our vendor to go on a European tour with friends. The trip was completed and the bike enjoyed, however, other commitments have taken priority and this California has seen little use since, with only 3,166 miles showing on the odometer. Supplied with a UK V5c and MOT tested until 4th October 2017, this cruiser is ready for further adventures!