California 1400 Eldorado

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California 1400 Eldorado

overview

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.

In 1972 Moto Guzzi introduced the legendary California Eldorado which brought further refinement and luxury to the California range. Some forty years later Moto Guzzi have re-introduced the Moto Guzzi California Eldorado which has once again brought with it a further evolution of refinement and luxury. The new California 1400 Eldorado, in homage of its forefather, embraces spoked wheels, oversized saddle, gem-shaped taillight and bullhorn handlebars which all combine to make the Eldorado stand out on the open road.

The unique identity of this motorcycle is further highlighted by the fuel tank which features a tear drop motif complete with chrome details and two white coach lines. Built on the shores of Lake Como, Italy the California 1400 features a 1400cc engine which provides 96 HP at 6500 rpm with 120 Nm at 2,750 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 Eldorado is all you have ever wanted. The Moto Guzzi California 1400 Eldorado offers you the style of yesterday with the performance and technology of tomorrow.

technology

Anti-Lock Braking System

The Moto Guzzi Anti Lock Braking System has been developed using the continental two channel braking system, guaranteeing maximum safety in all road conditions.

Ride By Wire

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.

Traction Control

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.

Cruise Control

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 Multimedia Platform

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.

Specifications

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
Engine Capacity 1380cc
Bore & Stroke 104 x 81.2mm
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Maximum Power 71kW (96HP) at 6500rpm
Maximum Torque 120Nm 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 3
Gearbox 6 speed
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
Trail 144mm
Rake 33°
Front Suspension Ø 46mm forks, hydraulic damping
Front Wheel Travel 120mm
Rear Suspension Swingarm with twin shocks, adjustable rebound and spring preload
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
Wheels Spoke Wheels
Wheel Rim Front: 3.50” x 16”
Rear: 5.50” x 16”
Tyre Front: 130/90R16
Rear: 180/65B16
Length 2445mm
Width 940mm
Saddle Height 740mm (720mm opt.)
Minimum Ground Clearance 165mm
Weight No Fuel 314kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 20.5 Litres
Reserve 5 Litres