Moto Guzzi California 1100

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The Moto Guzzi California 90 Anniversary was a v2, four-stroke classic motorcycle produced between 1994 and 2012. It could reach a top speed of 114 mph (183 km/h). Max torque was 64.91 ft/lbs (88.0 Nm) @ 5000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 72.42 HP (54.0 KW) @ 6400 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 92.0mm bore x 80.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1064.0 cubic centimeters. The engine featured a 9.8:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. The final drive was via shaft drive (cardan). Power was moderated via the single disc, dry, with mechanical control.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 110/90-18 front tire and a 150/70-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. two brembo oro series stainless steel flooating discs, with 4 piston calipers in the front and a single disc. brembo stainless steel fixed disc, with 2 piston calipers in the rear. The front suspension was a marzocchi hydraulic telescopic fork, 45 mm while the rear was equiped with a swing arm with 2 hydraulic shock absorbers. The California 90 Anniversary was fitted with a 5.02 Gallon (19.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 552.92 pounds (250.8 Kg). The wheelbase was 61.42 inches (1560 mm) long.

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Moto Guzzi California 1100
Manufacturer
Also called California 1100 Injection, California 1100 i, California 1100 F, California 1100 I, 1100 California EV, California 1100 Special, California 75, California Special, California Jackal, California Stone Metal, California EV80, California EV 80, California Special Sport, California Titanum, California Stone Touring, California EV Touring, California Aluminum, California Titanium, California Stone, California EV, California Vintage 1100, California Touring, California Aquila Nera, California Classic, California 90 Anniversary, California Black Eagle, California Vintage, California 1100 EV
Production 1994 - 2012
Class Cruiser
Engine
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 92.0mm x 80.0mm
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Top Speed 112 mph (180 km/h)
Horsepower 70.94 HP (52.9 KW) @ 6400RPM
Torque 69.33 ft/lbs (94.0 Nm) @ 5000RPM
Fuel System injection. magneti marelli iaw alfa-n system multipoint phased sequential fuel; 2 throttle bodies of 40 mm with injectors weber iw 031
Ignition magneti marelli iaw 15rc electronic digital ignition with inductive spark
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: dual disc, dry
Suspension Front: marzocchi hydraulic telescopic fork, 45 mm, adjustable separately
Rear: swing arm with 2 hydraulic shock absorbers
Brakes Front: double disc. brembo serie oro stainless steel floating disc, 4 piston calipers
Rear: single disc. brembo stainless steel floating disc, 2 piston calipers
Front Tire 110/90-vb18
Rear Tire 140/70-vb17
Wheelbase 61.42 inches (1560 mm)
Length 93.7 inches (2380 mm)
Width 32.09 inches (815 mm)
Height 54.72 inches (1390 mm)
Seat Height 30.71 inches (780 mm)
Weight 579.82 pounds (263.0 Kg) (dry), 276.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 5.02 Gallon (19.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 0.55 liters/100 km (181.8 km/l or 427.67 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual


The Moto Guzzi California Vintage was a v2, four-stroke Cruiser motorcycle produced by Moto Guzzi between 1994 and 2012. It could reach a top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h). Max torque was 69.33 ft/lbs (94.0 Nm) @ 5000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 70.94 HP (52.9 KW) @ 6400 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 92.0mm bore x 80.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1064.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the dual disc, dry.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 110/90-vb18 front tire and a 140/70-vb17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. brembo serie oro stainless steel floating disc, 4 piston calipers in the front and a single disc. brembo stainless steel floating disc, 2 piston calipers in the rear. The front suspension was a marzocchi hydraulic telescopic fork, 45 mm, adjustable separately while the rear was equipped with a swing arm with 2 hydraulic shock absorbers. The California Vintage was fitted with a 5.02 Gallon (19.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 579.82 pounds (263.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 61.42 inches (1560 mm) long.

1994 Moto Guzzi California 1100 EV[edit]

1994 Moto Guzzi California 1100 EV 1994 Moto Guzzi California 1100 EV 1994 Moto Guzzi California 1100 EV

The California 1100 EV is the latest interpretation of the long-running California series. Refined, with improved build quality and finish, it is essentially the same as the previous models. The air-cooled transverse V-twin engine has a torque power delivery, but is weak at the top-end. The design's longitudinal crank allows a simple path to the final shaft drive, reducing power losses.


2000 - 2003 Moto Guzzi California Special Sport[edit]

In 1981, after the first California, a new version was born, with an engine of 948cc borrowed from the Le Mans bike. For the machine was a success, in 1987 the III version with the same engine, replaced the bike. Since 1990, there were a standard version of the California, the Classic, without windshield and a FF model, with full fairing. In the '90's, the California's engine grew up from a 948cc displacement up to 1064cc and a lot of versions "enjoyed" its power. The company wanted to create a bike for long trips and on these conditions, California EV was born in 1997 with a lot of changes. Only two years later it was the base for the California Special and the California Special Sport which hit the roads.



2000 Moto Guzzi California Jackal[edit]

2000 Moto Guzzi California Jackal 2000 Moto Guzzi California Jackal 2000 Moto Guzzi California Jackal 2000 Moto Guzzi California Jackal

The 2000 MY Moto Guzzi California Jackal has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1064cc, 90° V-Twin engine paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce 73 horsepower and 94 Nm of torque. Everything about this machine appeals to the more nostalgic fans, the House of Mandello del Lario preferring to hide the few bits of modern technology under a 60's and 70's inspired overall design. It comes standard with a dual-shock rear suspension, and a single front disc brake, which don't scream out performance, but rather appeal to those riders who want a machine just for the riding pleasure.


2000 - 2012 Moto Guzzi California Classic[edit]

2000 - 2012 Moto Guzzi California Classic 2000 - 2012 Moto Guzzi California Classic 2000 - 2012 Moto Guzzi California Classic

The last version of Moto Guzzi California Classic 1100 EV is now equipped with a 1064cc engine with Magneti Marelli fuel injection bringing an old power plant reasonably up to date. With almost 70 hp at the rear wheel of the Califonria 1100 EV and much less weight than the big Harleys, the Moto Guzzi is nippy for a large custom/tourer.


2001 Moto Guzzi California Jackal[edit]

2001 Moto Guzzi California Jackal

The 2001 MY Moto Guzzi California Jackal sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1064cc, transverse V-twin engine paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 73 horsepower and 94 Nm of torque. It has a minimalist overall design, but still keeps true to the classic cruiser recipe, and has been designed by the House of Mandello del Lario especially for those riders who want a machine just for the riding pleasure, not the numbers.


2002 Moto Guzzi California Stone[edit]

2002 Moto Guzzi California Stone 2002 Moto Guzzi California Stone 2002 Moto Guzzi California Stone

The 2002 MY Moto Guzzi California Stone is a more minimalist cruiser, designed by the House of Mandello del Lario to fit the needs of riders who want a more inconspicuous two-wheeler. As all its Californis siblings, it comes with an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1064cc, 90-degree V-twin powerhouse paired to a five-speed transmission, and can produce 74 horsepower and 94 Nm of torque. Design-wise, it has a classic look, but with subtle reminders that this machine has been built in the 21st century, such as the modern braking system and the high-end suspension package.


2002 Moto Guzzi California 1100 EV[edit]

2002 Moto Guzzi California 1100 EV 2002 Moto Guzzi California 1100 EV

For riders on the market for a more gritty classic cruiser, the engineers from the House of Mandello del Lario have designed the 2002 MY Moto Guzzi California 1100 EV. It comes with an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1064cc, V-twin powerhouse mated to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce 74 horsepower and 94 Nm of torque. In addition, it comes with a host of accessories that have been inspired from the golden age of American cruisers, which are sure to appeal to the more nostalgic among Moto Guzzi fans.


2002 Moto Guzzi California Stone Metal[edit]

The House of Mandello del Lario has launched a special version of the California Stone, in the embodiment of the 2002 MY Moto Guzzi California Stone Metal. This new model comes with three new, metallic paint schemes, Rosso Race, Nerro Shadow and Grigio Platino. In all other aspects, it is basically the same as the base Stone, with the same gritty transverse V-twin powerplant, and the same minimalist overall design.


2002 - 2006 Moto Guzzi California Touring[edit]

2002 - 2006 Moto Guzzi California Touring 2002 - 2006 Moto Guzzi California Touring 2002 - 2006 Moto Guzzi California Touring 2002 - 2006 Moto Guzzi California Touring 2002 - 2006 Moto Guzzi California Touring

The California Touring is the same as his sister California EV, but is even better equipped. This bike has a powerful and tireless Guzzi V-twin with hydraulic tappets and catalyzed exhaust.


2003 Moto Guzzi California EV[edit]

2003 Moto Guzzi California EV

By far one of the most popular Moto Guzzi bikes, the California is an iconic presence among other classic cruisers. Favored by both riders and Police forces throughout the world, California is the epitome of the big-bore Mandello cruisers, and the 2004 EV version carries on the legendary heritage. As all its California siblings, it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1064cc, 90-degree V-twin powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission, that produces 74 horsepower and 94 Nm of torque.


2003 Moto Guzzi California Aluminum[edit]

2003 Moto Guzzi California Aluminum

The 2003 MY Moto Guzzi California Aluminum, as its name suggests has almost all of its exterior parts built out of aluminum, which make for a lighter and therefore, more agile machine, with a claimed dry weight of only 251 kg. In addition, it has a Brembo Gold Series braking system which make for a safer machine. At its heart lies the proven, air-cooled, four-stroke, 1064cc, V-twin powerplant found on all its California siblings.


2003 Moto Guzzi California Stone[edit]

Simple but not lacking elegance, the Stone is a classic display of cool Mandello bike-making. It comes with laced wheels, comfy and effective bars, a generous 2-up one-piece seat and moderate use of chrome. A bike for daily rides and longer trips alike, the 2003 MY Moto Guzzi California Stone is a bike to suit the needs for a wide variety of riders. In the tech/engine department, it comes with a 1064cc V-twin powerhouse that can produce a claimed 74 horsepower and 94 Nm of torque.


2003 Moto Guzzi California Titanium[edit]

2003 Moto Guzzi California Titanium 2003 Moto Guzzi California Titanium

Not unlike its California Aluminum sibling, the 2003 MY Moto Guzzi California Titanium, as its name suggests, has lots of parts manufactured out of the lightweight metal, which not only make for an overall lighter bike, but also a much more agile one. In addition, a special paint scheme further sets it apart from the other models in the California family, increasing its desirability. In all other aspects if has been built with the same high-end parts and has the same powerhouse as its siblings.


2004 Moto Guzzi California Stone[edit]

2004 Moto Guzzi California Stone

Simple but not lacking elegance, the Stone is a classic display of cool Mandello bike-making. It comes with laced wheels, comfy and effective bars, a generous 2-up one-piece seat and moderate use of chrome. A bike for daily rides and longer trips alike, the 2004 California Stone is a benchmark of sober style.

Basic, no-frills looks and tons of classic attitude are the things which define the 2004 California Stone. This iconic big-bore Moto Guzzi Cruiser is free from all the bling which other classic bikes come with, but its character is undented: the traditional big fuel tank sits atop the impressive engine, beautifully matching the lines of the bike and making things look compact.


2004 Moto Guzzi California EV[edit]

The 2004 MY Moto Guzzi California EV is, arguably, the flagship bike for the House of Mandelloe del Lario. It successfully combines classic cruiser styling with modern elements, and the end result is a two-wheeler that is sure to fit the taste for both younger and more experienced riders. At its heart lies an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1064cc, V-twin powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce 74 horsepower and 94 Nm of torque.


2004 Moto Guzzi California Aluminum[edit]

2004 Moto Guzzi California Aluminum

In case your favorite lightweight material for motorcycles is not titanium, here's Moto Guzzi's second custom California, the Aluminum version. This model shares pretty much all the tech specs and features of the Titanium, but the livery is different.

It still somehow evokes the sober simplicity of the Stone trim, with dull, brushed surfaces and smooth, flowing lines. An unmistakeable member of the California family, the 2004 MY Aluminum version is exclusive and elegant, a bike which will turn heads anytime, anywhere.


2004 Moto Guzzi California Titanium[edit]

2004 Moto Guzzi California Titanium 2004 Moto Guzzi California Titanium

If traditional California attire is your thing and you need some jaw-dropping looks too, then California Titanium is the way to go.The 2004 MY California Titanium is a limited-run custom version of Moto Guzzi's acclaimed cruiser, bringing forth the traditional cool looks of the family but dramatically upping the ante with an awesome titanium look to make people drool. A more unique and personal approach to custom cruisers, the California Titanium also symbolizes the technological advances made at Mandello and a new era in motorcycle manufacturing.


2005 Moto Guzzi California Stone[edit]

Basic, no-frills looks and tons of classic attitude are the things which define the 2004 California Stone. This iconic big-bore Moto Guzzi Cruiser is free from all the bling which other classic bikes come with, but its character is undented: the traditional big fuel tank sits atop the impressive engine, beautifully matching the lines of the bike and making things look compact.

Simple but not lacking elegance, the Stone is a classic display of cool Mandello bike-making. It comes with laced wheels, comfy and effective bars, a generous 2-up one-piece seat and moderate use of chrome. A bike for daily rides and longer trips alike, the 2004 California Stone is a benchmark of sober style.


2005 Moto Guzzi California Aluminum[edit]

2005 Moto Guzzi California Aluminum 2005 Moto Guzzi California Aluminum

In case your favorite lightweight material for motorcycles is not titanium, here's Moto Guzzi's second custom California, the Aluminum version. This model shares pretty much all the tech specs and features of the Titanium, but the livery is different.

It still somehow evokes the sober simplicity of the Stone trim, with dull, brushed surfaces and smooth, flowing lines. An unmistakeable member of the California family, the 2004 Aluminum version is exclusive and elegant, a bike which will turn heads anytime, anywhere.


2005 Moto Guzzi California Titanium[edit]

2005 Moto Guzzi California Titanium 2005 Moto Guzzi California Titanium 2005 Moto Guzzi California Titanium

The 2014 California Titanium is a limited-run custom version of Moto Guzzi's acclaimed cruiser, bringing forth the traditional cool looks of the family but dramatically upping the ante with an awesome titanium look to make people drool. A more unique and personal approach to custom cruisers, the California Titanium also symbolizes the technological advances made at Mandello and a new era in motorcycle manufacturing.

If traditional California attire is your thing and you need some jaw-dropping looks too, then California Titanium is the way to go.


2005 Moto Guzzi California Stone Touring[edit]

2005 Moto Guzzi California Stone Touring 2005 Moto Guzzi California Stone Touring 2005 Moto Guzzi California Stone Touring

The Stone trim is one of the sleekest graphics available in the whole Moto Guzzi range, and brings forth a livery which is as cool as it is simple, exclusive and head-turning. If no-frills design and basic simplicity are your thing, then prepare to meet the California Stone Touring. Loaded with all the basic features one could want form a classic tourer, this machine is also slender.

The windscreen is kept in the mini range, with the front fairing being tossed altogether and with not passenger backrest as standard. Sidecases remained in place as they are essential assets for a traveling rider. Simple and compact-looking, the 2004 California Stone Touring is basic road-worthiness in motion.


2005 Moto Guzzi California EV Touring[edit]

2005 Moto Guzzi California EV Touring 2005 Moto Guzzi California EV Touring 2005 Moto Guzzi California EV Touring

Taking form where the 2004 California EV left off, the EV Touring version brings true, simple and efficient traveling convenience with the added accessories. Solid steel racks accommodate generous panniers, while the front fairing and mid-sized windscreen fend off the air streams.

Moto Guzzi also provided the 2004 California EV Touring with a passenger backrest, luggage rack and heated grips, all destined to allow riders to cover longer distances in full comfort.


2005 Moto Guzzi California EV[edit]

2005 Moto Guzzi California EV 2005 Moto Guzzi California EV 2005 Moto Guzzi California EV

By far one of the most popular Moto Guzzi bikes, the California is an iconic presence among other classic cruisers. Favored by both riders and Police forces throughout the world, California is the epitome of the big-bore Mandello cruisers, and the 2004 EV version carries on the legendary heritage.

The 2004 model year comes with a new engine, with revised specs which include even the shifter lever, making it easier and more comfortable for taller riders. The rear suspension was recalibrated and now it works perfectly even with a fully-loaded bike. Classic to the bone, the 2004 California EV is a better California overall.


2007 Moto Guzzi California Vintage[edit]

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The 2007 MY Moto Guzzi California Vintage, 35 years after the initial V7 was created, carries on the acclaimed heritage of the legendary bike and offers a new re-interpretation of the old tune, but in a modern way. Extreme attention paid to minute details and following closely the classic lines which transformed this bike in a motorcycling icon, the 2007 California Vintage is an all-new ride.

The engine is new, sporting all the tech advances the Mandello builder could harness, and everything inside and outside was changed for better performance. Cue multipoint phased sequential injection, new adjustable suspensions, top-notch brakes and a more dependable feel and you've got the new California in sight.


2008 Moto Guzzi California Vintage[edit]

2008 Moto Guzzi California Vintage 2008 Moto Guzzi California Vintage 2008 Moto Guzzi California Vintage 2008 Moto Guzzi California Vintage 2008 Moto Guzzi California Vintage

35 years after the initial V7 was created, the 2007 Moto Guzzi California Vintage carries on the acclaimed heritage of the legendary bike and offers a new re-interpretation of the old tune, but in a modern way. Extreme attention paid to minute details and following closely the classic lines which transformed this bike in a motorcycling icon, the 2007 California Vintage is an all-new ride.

The engine is new, sporting all the tech advances the Mandello builder could harness, and everything inside and outside was changed for better performance. Cue multipoint phased sequential injection, new adjustable suspensions, top-notch brakes and a more dependable feel and you've got the new California in sight.


2009 Moto Guzzi California Classic[edit]

2009 Moto Guzzi California Classic 2009 Moto Guzzi California Classic 2009 Moto Guzzi California Classic

If you liked the California Vintage but felt like you'd rather go for a suppler machine, here's the 2008 Moto Guzzi California Classic, bringing back the retro looks with a dash of sportier design. The Classic ditches the hard cases and this makes everything look lighter and more suitable for some road aggression.

The 2008 California Classic retains some of the mean character of the Breva 1100, whose engine it also shares. Upgraded and finely tuned, the Breva 1100 mill will put a big smile on the riders' faces as they twist the throttle.


2009 Moto Guzzi California Vintage[edit]

2009 Moto Guzzi California Vintage 2009 Moto Guzzi California Vintage 2009 Moto Guzzi California Vintage

A spectacular presence in the cruiser segment, the 2008 Moto Guzzi California Vintage boasts the finest transverse v-twin design packed with the classic motorcycle looks. Unmistakeable and head-turning the 2008 California Vintage is powered by the acclaimed Breva 1100 engine which has received several updates to increase performance in the low rpm range.

The California Vintage may look like a chunky, lazy cruiser, but once aboard it and twisting the throttle it will instantaneously change your mind. Loaded with multiple premium and exclusive parts, the 2008 California Vintage also boasts lush chrome accents which hark back to a dream motorcycle era. Classic looks and modern technology in one bike, the California Vintage tells a different story.


2010 Moto Guzzi California Aquila Nera[edit]

2010 Moto Guzzi California Aquila Nera 2010 Moto Guzzi California Aquila Nera

Hard to mistake with another bike, Moto Guzzi's California is an iconic presence among middleweight cruisers. To make an even bolder statement, Guzzi created the Aquila Nera (Black Eagle) series, and has darkened the California, as well. Now with a matte black livery beautifully contrasting with the rich chrome details, the California Aquila Nera retains the full attitude which has made so many riders fall in love with the Mandello manufacturer's machines.

If an exclusive Italian v-twin cruiser with an even more exclusive livery is your game, than the Guzzi California Aquila Nera may simply be the best option you have, especially if you're not into American or Japanese bikes.


2010 Moto Guzzi California Vintage[edit]

2010 Moto Guzzi California Vintage 2010 Moto Guzzi California Vintage 2010 Moto Guzzi California Vintage

Favored by the Police and riders alike, the Moto Guzzi California Vintage is the result of creatively combining the acclaimed V7 frame and the 90-degree transverse v-twin into a cruiser which exudes classic styling but comes with a solid load of modern technology.

Able to build a cruiser with unscathed classic attitude and cramming a lot of present-day technology underneath the rich chrome accents and bulky, 70's shapes, Guzzi has secured a perennial place in the history of modern motorcycles. Great for daily rides and for touring, the California Vintage also comes with hard panniers, a tall windscreen and plush seating.


2011 Moto Guzzi California Aquila Nera[edit]

2011 Moto Guzzi California Aquila Nera 2011 Moto Guzzi California Aquila Nera

California is probably one of the most recognizable Moto Guzzi chopper, a bike which blends in both classic styling and updated technology, all liveried in exclusive Coal Black, contrasting majestically with the brushed aluminum and chrome accents. If the base California was cool, then the Aquila Nera version is definitely upping the ante.

Laced wheels, bullet exhausts, a generous headlight and a single-piece two-up seat, the 2010 California Aquila Nera is as classic as it gets. However, underneath the retro design, the bike is loaded with present-day technology, for a dependable and enjoyable experience. And with modern electronic injection , mileage improved while the top speed also increased.


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