The Moto Guzzi California is the most famous Italian motorcycle in the world, after being selected as the Los Angeles Police Department vehicle in 1970. The Moto Guzzi California has patrolled the American freeways, escorted monarchs and presidents and been parked in the garages of movie stars and rock stars. Seven generations of the Moto Guzzi California have followed with over one hundred thousand units sold around the world.
Even just a cursory glance of the Moto Guzzi California 1400 Audace conjures thoughts of a rebellious, fierce, muscular and soulful motorcycle. Ostentatious, dark and angry the California 1400 Audace can be picked out immediately by its distinctive circular headlight, carbon mudguard mounted on a fork without any telescopic covering minimalist mirrors and alloy wheels.
Built on the shores of Lake Como, Italy the California 1400 features a 1400cc engine which provides 96 HP at 6500 rpm with 121 Nm at 3000 rpm. The latest technology has also been included with ride by wire, switchable engine mapping, cruise control, ABS and traction control ensuring that the Moto Guzzi California 1400 Audace is all you have ever wanted. The Moto Guzzi California 1400 Audace is a powerful beast that has the ability to rule.
The Moto Guzzi Anti Lock Braking System has been developed using the continental two channel braking system, guaranteeing maximum safety in all road conditions.
The Moto Guzzi Ride By Wire engine control system is a technologically advanced electronic system which allows the rider to select from three engine maps (Tourismo, Veloce and Pioggia). Each of these maps adjust the power delivery from the engine and transforms the character of the motorcycle.
Moto Guzzi Controllo di Trazione (MGCT) is an advanced traction control system which is integrated with the engine management system, in order to maximise safety without detracting from riding pleasure.
The Cruise Control function provides superior comfort when riding long distance highways. The system maintains the speed set by the rider with no throttle input allowing you to enjoy the ride.
Moto Guzzi have created am innovative multimedia platform which is available as an accessory. The Moto Guzzi Media Platform (MG-MP) is a Bluetooth module which connects to the motorcycle to the rider’s smart phone. The MG-MP app offers a wide variety of functions including an instrument panel displaying additional vehicle parameters, navigation, trip information and owner’s manual.
|Engine Type||90° V-Twin engine, 4 stroke, SOHC 4 valves per cylinder|
|Cooling||Air and oil cooled with independent cooling pump. Oil cooler with thermostat controlled fan|
|Bore & Stroke||104 x 81.2mm|
|Maximum Power||71kW (96HP) at 6500rpm|
|Maximum Torque||121Nm at 3000rpm|
|Fuel Supply / Ignition||Electronic Multipoint sequential injection, Magneti Marelli IAW7SM; “ride by wire” Ø 52mm throttle body, IWP 243 Magneti Marelli injectors, twin oxygen sensors, integrated management of 3 engine mappings|
|Electronic Management||- MGCT Moto Guzzi Traction Control (3 levels)
- Cruise control
- Moto Guzzi multimedia platform predisposition
|Exhaust System||Stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with twin lambda probe|
|Emission Standard||Euro 4|
|Primary Drive||Helical teeth gear set, ratio 26/35 = 1:1,346|
|Final drive||Hypoid gear set, ratio 10/36 = 1:3.6|
|Frame||Steel tubing, closed double cradle with elastic-kinematic engine mounting system to isolate vibrations|
|Front Suspension||Ø 45mm forks, hydraulic damping|
|Front Wheel Travel||120mm|
|Rear Suspension||Swingarm with twin shocks, adjustable rebound and spring preload with remote reservoir|
|Rear Wheel Travel||120mm|
|Front Brake||Dual Ø 320mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo 4 spot radial mounted callipers|
|Rear Brake||282mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons|
|ABS||Continental Two Channel ABS|
|Wheel Rim||Front: 3.50” x 18”
Rear: 6.00” x 16”
|Saddle Height||740mm (720 mm opt.)|
|Minimum Ground Clearance||165mm|
|Weight No Fuel||299kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||20.5 Litres|