California Vintage Review: 3000 Miles

My impression of the Moto Guzzi California Vintage has not changed over the past year. Yes, I still do love it and feel very lucky to own this motorcycle. I have had countless people ask me, in a very puzzled way, why I chose to buy a Moto Guzzi California.

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Givi Top Case on Moto Guzzi California Vintage

Mounting a Givi Top Case on a California Vintage

A top case on a Moto Guzzi California can also serve as a passenger back rest, and you can add a pad to the top case to make it a little nicer for your passenger.

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replace valve cover gasket on Moto Guzzi California 1064cc engine

Moto Guzzi California Valve Cover Gaskets

Replacing a valve cover gasket on a Moto Guzzi California very easy to do, like on an older car. The California Vintage has 1064cc push rod engine with 2 valves per cylinder. This engine pretty much the same as the Moto Guzzi California V11 engine. It is simple and beautiful.

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grandmother riding on Moto Guzzi motorcycle

Grandma gets ride on a Moto Guzzi

The big day had arrived! It was not Christmas day, but it was time for her big ride. I put my black winter jacket on her to go with the black Harley-Davidson helmet (and her black cane). As a little coincidence, my motorcycle is an Italian-made Moto Guzzi California Vintage, and my mother-in-law is Italian-American. I believe it was the perfect motorcycle for her maiden motorcycle ride.

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California Vintage Review: 1000 Miles

To summarize the Moto Guzzi California Vintage so far, it is like a best friend. I somehow feel as if I have always had this motorcycle even though I have only had it a short time, but it’s always exciting to think about and to ride. It is smooth, comfortable, and easy. Not everyone has one and it is not the same as any other motorcycle.

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Moto Guzzi Bassa 1999 Blue two-tone

Moto Guzzi V11 Bassa Celebrates 10 Years

Moto Guzzi California Special replaced the Bassa in 2001, but even with it’s short few years of existence, the Bassa name continues to hold a special place in the history and evolution of the Guzzi California.

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