2011 Moto Guzzi MotorcycleFitting somewhere in-between the Royal Enfields and purely modern bikes, the 2011 Moto Guzzi California Black Eagle is an accessible step back in time.
The ergonomics and feel of the naked version of the venerable California Vintage is a cruiser like no other.With high floorboards for good ground clearance and a strong, torquey motor, the 1064cc Eagle is ready to fly gracefully through the canyons.Modern conveniences such as fuel injection are tempered with a manual fast-idle handlebar control.While the suspension may not look high-tech, the forks and shocks are fully adjustable. Linked brakes are particularly effective.2011 MotoGuzzi California Black Eagle
ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod V-Twin
BORE x STROKE: N/A
COMP. RATIO: N/A
DRY WEIGHT: 553 pounds
For a look into the entire 2011 motorcycle lineup, check out the Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena goes to the Yamaha MT-10 launch. I have to say, the R1-derived MT-10 is one of my all time favorite street bikes. It’s the perfect balance of instant, usable power, crammed into an agile yet stable chassis. All that is built into an incredibly easy-to-ride package. And I’m not even going to mention it’s ability to wheelie… The latest MT-10 has had some upgrades, so I’m very curious to hear what Nic thinks.
For our second segment this week I chat with Paul Jayson—aka The Motorcycle Broker. Paul has been restoring, collecting, and selling investment grade motorcycles and cars for several decades, and his knowledge and passion for the art of motorcycling seems pretty much unrivaled.
Paul’s quest for total authenticity and insistence on a breathtaking level of detail is incredible. Actually, one of his restorations—a classic MV Agusta—won recently at Salon Privé.
Paul’s take on how the motorcycle market developed globally, and where it’s going, I found fascinating. You can visit Paul’s website at TheMotorcycleBroker.co.uk.
From all of here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!