2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom And Touring Models Announced For USA

Moto Guzzi USA, the North American branch of Moto Guzzi, has announced the all new 2014 California 1400 duo for the US market and has confirmed that the models will arrive by April 15th. The California models became popular in the US market after Moto Guzzi signed an exclusive deal with the LAPD and California Highway Patrol, over 40 years ago.

From the silk-screened Moto Guzzi logo on the brushed aluminum valve covers of the new 1,400cc V-Twin engine to the striking dual LED taillight assembly at the rear, the new models feature plenty of bodily details which are hard to overlook.

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring ABS
The touring version is the California in its purest form, created for discerning long distance riders. Luxuriously equipped with a leather two-tone saddle, a “Patrol” windshield, chrome fog lights, 35-liter panniers and chrome crash protection allow for comfort, aerodynamic protection and cargo capacity unrivaled in its class.

 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom ABS
The California 1400 Custom doesn’t spoil the rider with accessories and shiny chrome, but it wins their heart hard and fast: two wheels, an engine, saddle and handlebars. The minimalist design further enhances the presence of technological content which is simply not found on any other competitor.

Some of the highlights of the 2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 lineup include a powerful 1400cc 90 degree V-Twin engine, ride by wire throttle control (first time on a Guzzi), cruise control, dual-channel ABS and performance traction control, etc.

Official pictures at the bottom of the post

2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Technical Specifications


  • Type: 90° V-twin engine, 4-stroke, 4 valves, double ignition
  • Cooling: air and oil with an independent cooling pump. Oil radiator with thermostat controlled fan.
  • Engine capacity: 1380 cm³
  • Bore and stroke: 104 x 81.2 mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.5 : 1
  • Maximum power: 71 kW (96 HP) at 6500 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 87 ft-lb - 120 Nm @2750 rpm
  • Fuel supply / Ignition: phased electronic Multipoint sequential injection, Magneti Marelli IAW7SM; “ride by wire” Ø 52 mm throttle body, IWP 243 Magneti Marelli injectors, double oxygen sensor, integrated management of 3 engine mappings, traction control, cruise control
  • Starter: Electric
  • Spark plugs: NGK LMAR8F, 2 per cylinder
  • Exhaust system: stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe
  • Type approval: EPA and CARB


  • Gearbox: 6 speeds with final overdrive
  • Final drive: double cardan joint and fixed bevel gear seat
  • Clutch: single-disc with integrated anti-vibration buffer


  • Chassis: steel tubing, closed double cradle with elastic-kinematic engine mounting system to isolate vibrations.
  • Wheelbase: 66.3 in - 1685mm
  • Trail: 6.1 in - 155 mm
  • Headstock angle: 32°
  • Steering angle: 38°
  • Front suspension: Ø 46 mm hydraulic telescopic fork, with radial calliper mounting brackets
  • Front wheel travel: 4.7 in - 120 mm
  • Rear suspension: swingarm with double shock absorber with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping.
  • Rear wheel travel: 4.3 in - 110 mm
  • Front brake: dual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons
  • Rear brake: 282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons
  • Wheels: Aluminium alloy
  • Front tire: 130/70 R 18”
  • Rear tire: 200/60 R 16”


  • Length: 96.2 in. - 2445 mm
  • Width: 40.5 in. - 1030mm
  • Height: 57.4 in. - 1460 mm
  • Saddle height: 29.1 in. - 740 mm (Opt: 28.3 in. - 720 mm)
  • Minimum ground clearance: 6.4 in. - 165 mm
  • Dry weight: 709.8 lbs.- 322 Kg
  • Kerb weight: 742.9 lbs. - 337 Kg
  • Fuel tank capacity: 5.4 gal. - 20.5 litres
  • Reserve: 1.3 gal. - 5 litres

Price / Colors

2014 California 1400 Custom ABS is available in Basalt Black or Mercury Gray and is priced at $14,990. The 2014 California 1400 Touring ABS is available in Ambassador Black or Eldorado White, and is priced at $17,990.

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