Piaggio announced a net profit of 46.3 million euros (US$63.3 million) over the first nine months of 2011. That represents a slight dip from the 46.7 million euros (US$63.8 million) over the same period of 2010, but still respectable numbers in the face of a shrinking market for motorcycles in Europe. The decrease in profit […]
2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom and Touring Arrive at US Dealerships April 15
Moto Guzzi announced the all new California 1400 Custom and Touring models will land at American dealerships on April 15. The 2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring will be priced at $17,990 while the Custom version will be available for $14,990. The two new models form the centerpiece for the Piaggio Group‘s efforts to reinvigorate the Moto Guzzi brand. The company has even enlisted actor Ewan McGregor to be the new face of the California 1400 in Moto Guzzi’s new “My Bike, My Pride” global ad campaign.
Billed by Moto Guzzi as the most technologically-advanced cruisers on the market today, the California 1400 models are equipped with the latest electronics technology from the Piaggio, normally seen on the Group’s sportbikes and adventure-tourers. The California 1400s come equipped with ride-by-wire technology offering three ride modes, a three-level traction control system and cruise control.
Powering the new Californias is Moto Guzzi’s new longitudinally-mounted 1380cc 90-degree V-Twin, the largest Twin offered by a European manufacturer. Moto Guzzi claims an output of 95.2 hp at 6500 rpm and 88.5 ft-lb. at just 2750 rpm. The engine is housed in the frame using what Moto Guzzi calls an elastic-kinetic support system, using a series of rubber dampeners and rockers to reduce engine vibrations.
Other features include a unique poly-ellipsoid headlight with LED daytime running lights, dual LED taillights, a 29.1-inch seat height, four-piston Brembo calipers and ABS.
The 2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom is available for $14,990 in Basalt Black or Mercury Gray. The 2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring adds a leather two-tone saddle, windshield, chrome fog lights, 35-liter panniers and engine guards, pushing the price to $17,990. The Touring model will be offered in Ambassador Black or Eldorado White.
[Source: Moto Guzzi]