2005 Moto Guzzi California

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2005 Moto Guzzi California

2005 Moto Guzzi California Stone

Intro

For the 2005 model year, Moto Guzzi released six models of the California, a motorcycle that the Italian manufacturer had produced since 1971 retro-inspired by American cruiser bikes. The six models are named the California Stone, California Stone Touring, California Aluminum, California Titanium, California EV and California EV Touring. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for the 2005 Moto Guzzi California are $9,999, $10,490, $11,490, $11,690, $12,490 and $13,490, respectively. Three of the models – the California Stone Touring, California EV and California EV Touring – are styled as touring cruisers. They were thus marketed to riders with more of an emphasis on recreational or leisure driving.

Each 2005 Moto Guzzi California is powered by a four-stroke, air-cooled, V-twin (two-cylinder) overhead valve engine, with a 1,064-cubic centimeter displacement and Magneti Marelli fuel injection. It generates 74 horsepower at 6,400 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 70 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 RPM. The engine has a bore and stroke of 92 x 80 millimeters (3.62 x 3.15 inches) and a compression ratio of 9.8 to 1.

The 2005 Moto Guzzi California has a five-speed transmission and a shaft drive to complete the bike’s powertrain. For starting the bike, Moto Guzzi installed an electric ignition. For fuel, the 2005 California has a 5-gallon (19-liter) gas tank, with a 1.1-gallon (4-liter) reserve.

For stopping power, the 2005 Moto Guzzi California uses an all-wheel disc Brembo® braking system, which is superior to an all-wheel drum or front-disc-brake rear-drum-brake system. It consists of a 12.6-inch (320-mm) disc at the front and the 11.1-inch (282-mm) disc at the back. The EV models have front dual disc brakes, thus adding more braking prowess to the bike. The suspension on the 2005 California is composed of an 1.8-inch (45-mm) Marzocchi telescopic fork and a twin-sided swing arm with two rear shock absorbers.

Available as a black, red or silver cruiser, the 2005 Moto Guzzi California is made of a steel frame for sturdiness. It was generally designed as a ""naked bike."" However, the Titanium and EV Touring trims have a plastic shell (upper fairing) over its upper half. Moto Guzzi added a tinted wind deflector on the EV models. A kick stand goes on each bike for parking it, and a halogen headlight and a pair of side mirrors provide enhanced visibility

For seating, each 2005 Moto Guzzi California has a vinyl seat big enough to accommodate two people. The one on the EV models, though, has an additional backrest for the passenger. Digital instrumentation on the cruiser consists of a trip odometer, speedometer and fuel level warning light, with a tachometer added on the Aluminum, Titanium, EV, and EV Touring models. There’s a storage space underneath the seat of all models. The EV gets an additional rear rack, while the EV Touring also has a lockable compartment and two vinyl side cases with a 6.8-gallon (30-liter) capacity. Also included on the EV Touring is a power outlet for charging a mobile phone.

New For 2005
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2005 Moto Guzzi California Specs

  • Model: Cruiser (2005 Moto Guzzi California Stone, 2005 Moto Guzzi California Aluminum and 2005 Moto Guzzi California Titanium), touring (2005 Moto Guzzi California Stone Touring, 2005 Moto Guzzi California EV and 2005 Moto Guzzi California EV Touring)
  • Engine Type: 1,064cc four-stroke air-cooled V twin (two-cylinder)
  • Bore and Stroke (millimeters/inches): 92 / 3.62 x 80 / 3.15
  • Compression ratio: 9.8:1
  • Valve Train: Overhead valve (OHV)
  • Induction: Magneti Marelli fuel injection
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Five-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity (gallons/liters): 5 / 19 with 1.1 / 4 reserve
  • Estimated Fuel Economy (miles per gallon): N/A
  • Brakes (Front): 12.6-inch / 320-millimeter dual Brembo® disc (California Stone, Stone Touring, Aluminum and Titanium) / dual disc (California EV Series)
  • Brakes (Rear): 11.1-inch / 282-millimeter disc
  • Suspension (Front): 1.8-inch / 45-millimeter Marzocchi telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-sided swing arm, with two shock absorbers
  • Wheelbase (inches/millimeters): 61.4 / 1560
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height (inches/millimeters): 29.9 / 760 (California Stone Series); 29.5 / 750 (California Aluminum and California Titanium); 30.7 / 780 (California EV Series)
  • Dry Weight (lbs./kg): 542.3 / 246 (California Stone Series); 553.4 / 251 (California Aluminum, California Titanium and California EV); 573.2 / 260 (California EV Touring)
  • Tires (Front): Tubed (California Stone, California Stone Touring, California Aluminum and California Titanium) / tubeless (California EV Series) 110/90 VB18 on steel wheel
  • Tires (Rear): Tubed 140/80 VB17 (California Stone, California Stone Touring, California Aluminum and California Titanium) / tubeless 150/80 VB17 (California EV Series) on steel wheel

Accessories

  • Lockable 30-Liter / 40-Litter Cruiser Hard Bags
  • Classic / Sport / Touring Windshield With Mount Kit
  • Lockable 40-Liter / 45-Liter Top Case
  • Center Stand Kit
  • Heated Hand Grips
  • 20-Liter Leather Saddlebags

Key Competitors For The 2005 Moto Guzzi California

  • 2005 Yamaha Royal Star
  • 2005 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide
  • 2005 Honda ST1300
  • 2005 BMW R

Available California Sub Models

2005 Moto Guzzi California Stone Touring Buyer's Guide 2005 Moto Guzzi California Stone Touring
Bodystyle:
Touring
HP/Torque:
74 / 70
2005 Moto Guzzi California EV Buyer's Guide 2005 Moto Guzzi California EV
Bodystyle:
Touring
HP/Torque:
74 / 70
2005 Moto Guzzi California Aluminum Buyer's Guide 2005 Moto Guzzi California Aluminum
Bodystyle:
Cruiser
HP/Torque:
74 / 70
2005 Moto Guzzi California EV Touring Buyer's Guide 2005 Moto Guzzi California EV Touring
Bodystyle:
Touring
HP/Torque:
74 / 70
2005 Moto Guzzi California Titanium Buyer's Guide 2005 Moto Guzzi California Titanium
Bodystyle:
Cruiser
HP/Torque:
74 / 70
2005 Moto Guzzi California Stone Buyer's Guide 2005 Moto Guzzi California Stone
Bodystyle:
Cruiser
HP/Torque:
74 / 70
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