Moto Guzzi California EV 80th Anniversary

April 2nd, 20107 Comments »

In an earlier article, we looked back at the 75th anniversary edition Moto Guzzi California motorcycle.  An even  more exclusive limited edition California EV was produced for the 2002 model year to celebrate Moto Guzzi’s 80th anniversary, the EV 80.  These  bikes sold  for around $13,990 US, which was about $3,000 more than a Special Sport and a whopping $2,000 more than a standard EV at the time.


The seat, the removable panniers, the grip covers and the ignition key for the 80th anniversary Moto Guzzi California EV were done in a very bold red leather, which certainly was not your ordinary biker-style leather.

The leather on this Moto Guzzi California EV was produced by the high-end Italian leather goods manufacturer, Poltrona Frau.  This is really what made this special edition Moto Guzzi stand out from just about any motorcycle on the road.

Moto Guzzi EV 80As with the 75th anniversary California, this one also has a special serial number plaque mounted on the handle bar clamp indicating the rareness of it.

Some get confused by the EV 80 name.  The “80” stands for 80th anniversary.  The engine in this motorcycle is the standard Moto Guzzi California 1064cc (V11) engine.

At the time of writing this, there is a EV 80 Moto Guzzi for sale with only 3200 miles on it, with an Moto Guzzi California EV limited edition 80th anniversaryasking price of for 5995 GBP (about $9000 USD or 6700 EUR) at Moto Strada in Shipley, near Leeds in the UK.

About John Clay

John Clay is the author of MotoGuzziCalifornia.Com. He and his family reside in North Carolina in the United States. A graduate of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Experienced Rider Course, he enjoys riding and maintaining his Moto Guzzi California Vintage. John participates in local charity rides and also served as a volunteer motorcycle marshal for one of the largest annual bicycle charity event in the Carolinas.

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7 Comments

  1. jeanmichelcouture says:

    je vends 3 sacoches poltrona frau prix a négocier.

  2. Arrigo says:

    Nigel, did you manage to find them? I lost a cover and i need a replacement. Tks

  3. Nigel Watt says:

    Wanted: a pair of saddlebags for an EV80

  4. Lebidon says:

    Bonjour , pour info , je suis vendeur d’une ev 80th anniversary (2002), numéro 102 , 20 000 km , très bon état . Faire offre
    Cordialement

  5. GRAZIA says:

    Monsieur,

    Avez-vous toujours votre guzzi poltrona frau à vendre ?
    (Still have your guzzi Poltrona Frau to sell?)

    Pouvez-vous m’envoyer plus de photos ?
    (Can you send me more pictures?)

    a quelle adresse puis- je venir la voir ?
    (What address can I come see?)

    Merci pour votre réponse

    Manu

    0032 2 241 22 84

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