Automotive news / MOTO GUZZI / Friday, 28-Mar-14 23:35:56 /
Moto Guzzi California ranked as the best cruiser of 2013
Cruiser motorcycles are not usually associated with ABS, variable engine maps, ride-by-wire and cruise control, but with due credit to the Moto Guzzi it is now. Due to these custom package the 2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 is rated as the best cruiser with the combination of rider aids, good looks and performance.Photo 1: MOTO GUZZI
Moto Guzzi has really upped the ante by adding a host of top end gizmos that include cruise control, traction control, ride by wire throttle arrangement, variable engine maps and ABS to the 2013 California and made it the best see for quite some time. For the last three years the MotoUSA’s cruiser of the year had been from Italy, which won’t many favors at home, but is an easy choice for people who have ridden the awesome Moto Guzzi.
When you start the bike rider will experience the familiar characteristic of the Guzzi California’s right side twist originating from crankshaft which can be traced back to the year 1971 in the model’s history. These are the only common characteristics found with the model’s forefathers and the latest model is really going to stretch you out when you set it on Veloc mode and boost the throttle.Photo 2: Moto Guzzi California ranked as the best cruiser of 2013
The bike’s composure is maintained by the standard traction control and it keeps the bike upright and steady during hard braking and launches. The Brembo stoppers are magnificent in dropping speed whereas the ABS is efficient without being interfering.
With the 1380cc transverse-mounted engine as its central focus the 2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 custom appears every inch the part of being a top quality machine. An attractive cut-out tank conceals the striking powerplant of the Guzzi which is painted in metal flake and in full sunlight it really pops out. A contemporary headlight shows the way while the rear anchor is supported by a fat 200mm. This is fusing the classic with the modern and this what one would expect from the creator of Ducati Monster, Miguel Galluzzi.