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2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring

August 1, 2013
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Our August 2013 cover bike is owned by Reno’s Powersports KC, and we photographed Kathleen , on the Guzzi for this month’s cover.

Owner: Reno’s Powersports KC

City: Kansas City, Missouri


Year/Make/Model: 2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring


Engine Type: 90 deg. V-twin engine, 4-stroke, 4 valves, double ignition

Displacement: 1380 cc

Bore and Stroke: 104 x 81.2 mm

Cooling: Air and oil with an independent cooling pump. Oil radiator with thermostat controlled fan.

Compression Ratio: 10.5 : 1

Fuel System: Phased electronic Multipoint sequential injection


Front Suspension: 46 mm hydraulic telescopic fork, with radial calliper mounting brackets

Front Brakes: Dual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons

Front Tire: 130/70 R 18 in.

Rear Suspension: Swingarm with double shock absorber with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping

Rear Brakes: 282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons

Rear Tire: 200/60 R 16 in.


Dry Weight: 709.8 lbs.

Fuel Capacity: 5.4 gal.

Wheelbase: 66.3 in

Seat Height: 29.1 in/28.3 optional

Trail: 6.1 in

Rake: 38 degree


Transmission: 6-speed with final overdrive

Final Drive: Double cardan joint and fixed bevel gear seat


Colors: Eldorado White. Also available in Ambassador Black

As photographed: Eldorado White, Ambassador Black.

Special thanks to Steve Okenfuss with Reno’s Powersports KC for delivering and picking up this bike at our studio, and for allowing us to shoot their Moto Guzzi California for our August 2013 cover.

By Mike Schweder

Photos by Bruce Stimpson with Stimpson Photography.

Published in Cover Bikes