Official: Guzzi's new California
NOT YOUR AVERAGE CRUISER: The latest California hopes to extend the appeal of one of Moto Guzzi's most popular models.
Moto Guzzi has added to its California model range, which has been going since 1971, with an all-new model for 2012.
is the first official picture of the new 1400cc California designed by
Miguel Galluzzi, perhaps known best until now as the designer of the
Ducati Monster of the early 1990's.
however, that the California’s looks – similar to those of the Ducati
Diavel and Harley V-Rod sport bikes – will likely cause some division
among traditionally conservative cruiser buyers.
NEW ENGINE, MANY APPLICATIONS
also rumoured, according to the UK's Daily Telegraph, that Moto Guzzi probably has a more
conventional cruiser in the pipeline since the comany said the
California’s all-new 1400cc air- and oil-cooled V-twin would be used in a
number of new models in the next few years.
The Telegraph also reports that Galluzzi will move to Pasadena in California to head up a new Piaggio Group design centre.
to Piaggio CEO Roberto Colaninno: "Setting up a research centre in
California opens a window on the changes that will be taking place in
our society, way of life, and urban and metropolitan mobility models in
the next few years."