Motorcycle Types Cruiser 2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring | First Ride Test

2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring | First Ride Test

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring First Ride Test

The all new Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring is the most comfortable beast ever to leave the Mandello del Lario factory gates. The plush seat kept me comfortable and happy during our whole 125-mile test ride in Cannes, France

There’s some excessive heat dissipation from those big new cylinder heads that hits just below my knees, and luckily for us the temperature only ranged between 55-68 degrees Fahrenheit.

The new 1380cc air-cooled V90 is very impressive, and while I preferred to keep her under 2,000 rpm it gets really lively all the way up past 5,000rpm. The new 1400 is a really flexible engine that hasn’t sacrificed its low end sweet spot to achieve an almost sporty top end. That’s unusual for this size cruiser.

2013-moto-guzzi-california-1400-touring-first-ride 3

The Guzzi California 1400 Touring features Cruise Control, Traction Control and riding modes to play with. The latest ABS technology is also included for safe braking.

With a big section 130 front and 200 rear from Dunlop, I hadn’t expected the California 1400 Touring to handle quite as well as it did. This 742-lbs. mammoth really handles well. When the footboards touch the tarmac it’s quite a soft feel rather than a dramatic rattle which can happen with other big cruisers.

With the California 1400 Touring Moto Guzzi is really close to other big twins and gone is the cramped seating position of the old California Vintage. Moto Guzzi certainly means business with the new 1400.

Stay clicked to for a full review.

Photos by Milagro

2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring Photo Gallery

Kawasaki SuperBike Club Racer: Spec Bike Test

Race-Ready 300-pound Ninja 400 From Norton Motosports Back in late 2017, I found myself twisting the throttle of the then all-new Kawasaki Ninja 400 around...

2019 Monster Energy Cup Guide: Supercross In Las Vegas

2019 Monster Energy Cup Guide: How To Watch, Plus Rider Quotes and News Supercross returns to Las Vegas for the 2019 Monster Energy Cup, giving fans...

2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Price

Capable of urban duty, as well as cross-county trips, the 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide is a practical motorcycle that is also a genuine head-turner.

Yamaha’s Quartararo Untouchable Friday at Motegi MotoGP Practice

Petronas Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo, was untouchable Friday during the opening practice of the 2019 Grand Prix of Japan at Motegi.

2019 Fall Slimey Crud Run: Rain Fled, Classics Came Out

Despite long odds against blue skies, Sunday turned out cool and dry. One thousand riders took showed up in force at the 2019 Fall Slimey Crud Run.

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS and 650 LT Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Price

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS and Versys 650 LT Based on the long-running Kawasaki Ninja 650, the 2020 Versys 650 ABS and Versys 650 LT...