Moto Guzzi California III950

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The Moto Guzzi California III was a v2, two-stroke custom / cruiser motorcycle produced between 1987 and 1994. It could reach a top speed of 107 mph (172 km/h). Max torque was 59.3 ft/lbs (80.4 Nm) @ 3000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 73.35 HP (54.7 KW) @ 6700 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, two-stroke. A 88.0mm bore x 78.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1100.0 cubic centimeters. The engine featured a 9.2:1 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).

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 110/90-18 front tire and a 120/90-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The California III was fitted with a 6.6 Gallon (25.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 551.16 pounds (250.0 Kg).

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Moto Guzzi California III950
Manufacturer
Also called V1000 California III Injection, V 1000 California III Injection, California III C Injection, California III Injection, California III C, California III I, V1000 California III, V 1000 California III, California III
Production 1987 - 1994
Class Touring
Engine
v2, two-stroke
Bore / Stroke 88.0mm x 78.0mm
Compression ratio 9.2:1
Top Speed 102 mph (164 km/h)
Horsepower 73.35 HP (54.7 KW) @ 6700RPM
Torque 58.57 ft/lbs (79.4 Nm) @ 3200RPM
Fuel System 2x30mm Dell'Orto Carburetors
Battery 9.2:1
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: Wet multi-plate
Suspension Front: Telescopic forks
Rear: Dual Koni shocks 5-way preload
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 110/90-18
Rear Tire 120/90-18
Seat Height 30.31 inches (770 mm)
Weight 551.16 pounds (250.0 Kg) (dry), 290.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 6.6 Gallon (25.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The Moto Guzzi California III was a v2, two-stroke Touring motorcycle produced by Moto Guzzi between 1987 and 1994. It could reach a top speed of 102 mph (164 km/h). Max torque was 58.57 ft/lbs (79.4 Nm) @ 3200 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 73.35 HP (54.7 KW) @ 6700 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, two-stroke. A 88.0mm bore x 78.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1100.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-plate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 110/90-18 front tire and a 120/90-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a Dual Koni shocks 5-way preload. The California III was fitted with a 6.6 Gallon (25.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 551.16 pounds (250.0 Kg).

1987 - 1993 Moto Guzzi California III[edit]

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This is the most impressive model in the entire Moto Guzzi line. The California III is a direct decendent of the police motorcycles designed and build by Moto Guzzi for the California highway patrol and Los Angeles police departament. Despite the floorboards, the California has more cornering clearance than most foot-peg-equipped cruisers. The arrangement of the foot controls is awkward, however, and you must lift your feet off the boards to shift gears or use the brake pedal.


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