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2006 Moto Guzzi California Touring

California Touring - An evergreen legend;

When you think of California, you think of open spaces, never ending straight roads, horizons moving ever closer. Its unmistakable silhouette, relaxed riding position and reassuring throb of the engine have written chapters of motorcycling history, winning a place for Italian inventiveness, style and technology even in the homeland of cruisers. A legend which has never stopped travelling down roads the whole world over and which has never stopped evolving and developing year after year. The sign of continuity with the past is the 90 V-Twin engine, retaining all its former qualities but updated to the point of appearing completely different from the original. It has been further reworked for the 2006 season, inheriting the thermal elements from the Breva 1100. But the feeling immediately established with a California is not just a matter of the engine alone. The traditional handling and riding pleasure offered by one of Moto Guzzi's historic models have been increased with the introduction of an improved and more efficient braking pressure distributor. The most recent version of the legendary California also has a new look, enhanced with new graphics and attractive details such as the new throttle body guards which further emphasise the curves of the tank. Its touring heart is emphasised further by the rich standard fittings. The integrated front fairing improves aerodynamic protection, while at the rear a 45 litre top box, coordinated with the panniers, increases carrying capacity. Riding comfort is incomparable, thanks to the foot guards, perfectly integrated with the look of the motorcycle as a whole, and heated handgrips. For no-limits riding pleasure, even in bad weather.

California Touring - Technical Specifications;

  • Engine Type - 90 V-Twin, 4 stroke
  • Cooling system - Air cooled
  • Displacement - 1,064 cc
  • Bore and stroke - 92 x 80 mm
  • Compression ratio - 9.8 : 1
  • Timing system - 2 overhead valves moved by light alloy push-rod sand rocker arm with hydraulic tappets
  • Valve timing - Intake open 96 B.T.D.C., Intake close 128 A.B.D.C., Exhaust open 120 B.B.D.C., Exhaust close 92 A.T.D.C.
  • Maximum power - 55 kW at 6,400 rpm
  • Maximum torque - 94 Nm at 5,000 rpm
  • Fuel system - Magneti Marelli IAW alfa-n system Multipoint phased sequential fuel; 2 nozzle holders of 40 mm with injectors Weber IW 031
  • Starting system - electric
  • Ignition - Magneti Marelli IAW 15RC electronic digital ignition with inductive spark
  • Exhaust system - steel, 2 tubes connected to an expansion room, that is connected to 2 steel mufflers; three-way catalyzer with Lambda sensor (Euro 3)
  • Homologation - Euro 3
  • Transmission;

  • Gearbox - 5 speed, costant mesh gears with built-in cush drive
  • Internal ratios - 1 14/28 = 1:2, 2 18/25 = 1:1.389, 3 21/22 = 1:1.048, 4 23/20 = 1:0.870, 5 28/21 = 1:0.750
  • Lubrication - forced lobes, with geared pump and pressure regulator
  • Primari drive - by helical gears, ratio 17/21 = 1: 1.235
  • Secondary drive - shaft drive, ratio 8/33 = 1:4.125
  • Clutch - dual disc dry with mechanical control
  • Chassis;

  • Frame - detachable tubular duplex cradle in special high-strengh steel
  • Wheelbase - 1,560 mm
  • Trail - 116 mm
  • Rake - 29
  • Front suspension - Marzocchi hydraulic telescopic fork, 45 mm, adjustable separately
  • Front whell travel - 140 mm
  • Rear suspension - swing arm with 2 hydraulic shock absorbers, exstension adjustable
  • Rear wheel travel - 96 mm
  • Breaking system - Integral breaking system, with proportioning and delay valve
  • Front brake - double Brembo Serie Oro stainless steel floating disc, 320 mm, 4 piston calipers
  • Rear brake - single Brembo stainless steel floating disc, 282 mm, 2 piston calipers
  • Wheels - Behr spoked steel rims
  • Front rim - 2.50" x 18"
  • Rear rim - 4.00" x 17"
  • Front tyre - 110/90 VB 18"
  • Rear tyre - 150/70 VB 17"
  • Electrical Equipment;

  • Voltage - 12 V
  • Battery - 12 V - 30 Ah
  • Alternator - 12 V - 350 W
  • Dimensions;

  • Length - 2,380 mm
  • Width - 815 mm
  • Height - 1,420 mm
  • Seat height - 780 mm
  • Ground clearance - 190 mm
  • Handlebar height - 1,050 mm
  • Front footrest height - 326 mm
  • Rear footrest height - 385 mm
  • Dry weight - 259 kg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 19 litre
  • Reserve - 4 litre