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2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom and Touring Review: No Translation Necessary

By April 17, 2013

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2013 Moto Guzzi California

Back in the 1970s when Moto Guzzi furnished motorcycles as cop bikes for the LAPD, the notion of an Italian cruiser was truly foreign in the United States, an oddity amidst a sea of familiar American iron. Fast forward to present day, and the landscape is more eclectic, with bikes from around the world dotting the landscape.

Moto Guzzi has remained definitively Italian throughout most of their nearly 100 year history, but their latest California 1400 Custom (top) and Touring (bottom) infuses a host of electronics, from electronic throttle and traction control to ABS and cruise control. How does it fare when compared to other modern cruisers? I swing a leg over and share my thoughts in my 2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Review.

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Comments
April 17, 2013 at 4:13 pm
(1) Pete says:

How easy is it to find a dealer when you’re a 1000 miles from home?

April 17, 2013 at 6:30 pm
(2) Scottie says:

I like it, and it’s probably as reliable as any other modern bike.

April 24, 2013 at 9:03 pm
(3) Gord says:

Guzzi dealers are about as close a BMW dealers.

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