Moto Guzzi California Vintage

$15,990

Engine type: ohv V-Twin Displacement: 1151cc Carburetion: EFI Transmission speeds: 6 Final drive: shaft Front brake: dual disc Rear brake: disc Wheelbase: 60.4 in. Seat height: 32.3 in. Fuel capacity: 4.8 gal. Claimed dry weight: 472 lb.

Named for the dizzying, 84-turn pass over the Tyrolean Alps, this leggy adventure-tourer is looking to lure some BMW customers to the Italian side with its off-toad styling, comfortable riding position and generous wind protection. The 105-hp, eight-valve engine and basic chassis design are from the new Griso. The Stelvio also boasts amenities like an adjustable windscreen, locking storage and optional goodies that include nav, heated grips and full luggage. Its's a maxi-enduro with Mandello del Lario flair to rival the best from Germany.

$15,690

Engine type: ohv V-Twin Displacement: 1064cc Carburetion: EFI Transmission speeds: 5 Final drive: shaft Front brake: dual disc Rear brake: disc Wheelbase: 61.4 in. Seat height: 30.7 in. Fuel capacity: 5.0 gal. Claimed dry weight: 580 lb.

Here's a rolling reminder that Moto Guzzi has been in the motorcycle business for more than 85 years. The California Vintage blends retro styling with modem performance and reliability, offering a unique Italian twist to cruiser touring. Considering its motorcop(esque) styling, complete with tall touring windscreen and auxiliary headlamps, don't be surprised if traffic slows when this black bagger patrols the highway. Beneath its old-style skin resides an up-to-date V-Twin fed by electronic fuel injection.

$8790/8990 Engine type: oh» V-Twin Displacement: 744cc Carburetion: EFI Transmission speeds: 5 Final drive: shaft Front brake: disc Rear brake: disc Wheelbase: 57.0 in. Seat height: 31.7 In. Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal. Claimed dry weight: 402 lb.

In 1967, Guzzi introduced one of the classic Italian road-burners: the V7. Everything old is new again with the V7 Classic positioned as a retro-styled entry-level Guzzi. Under its '60s skin, it's all low-tech, low-cost components that Guzzi fans will recognize from the '80s and '90s, like the "small block" motor, bias-ply tube-type tires, single disc brake and simple driveshaft. It won't dine on Dues, but its light weight, massive low-end torque and easy handling make for a pleasant ride. Also available: The V7 Cafe Classic with upswept mufflers, dip-on handlebars and solo seat.

$8790/8990 Engine type: oh» V-Twin Displacement: 744cc Carburetion: EFI Transmission speeds: 5 Final drive: shaft Front brake: disc Rear brake: disc Wheelbase: 57.0 in. Seat height: 31.7 In. Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal. Claimed dry weight: 402 lb.

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