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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