2008 Moto Guzzi California

Motorcyclist Online helps you research the used 2008 Moto Guzzi California before buying this Touring bike. The 2008 California is made in Italy. Moto Guzzi first introduced the California model in 2007. With front Dual Disc brakes that will ...     read more
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2008 Moto Guzzi California

2008 Moto Guzzi California Vintage


An Italian motorcycle with some real history, the 2008 Moto Guzzi California hasn’t changed much since its 1972 inception. However, there’s good reason for the continuity. The Moto Guzzi California is a sport touring motorcycle that handles very well. The transverse Moto Guzzi V-twin engine’s is a hard-working sound and although the bike overall is not superb in any one area, it’s an excellent all-around motorcycle. There are a few versions, including the Moto Guzzi California Classic, retro-style Moto Guzzi Vintage and Moto Guzzi California Touring.

The Moto Guzzi California has been known as a poor-man’s Harley, but this cruiser has a cult following all around the world. This is simply because the 2008 Moto Guzzi Caliornia delivers sturdy, comfortable travel, with low maintenance for miles on end. The engine has grown over the years and gained fuel injection, with better transmission packages, and a collection of luggage and accessories. Still, beneath all of the updates since 1972, the 2008 Moto Guzzi California remains the only serious long distance Italian motorcycle.

This year’s model only comes in a black color and has only a few available accessories to add to the base. However there is plenty of room to add storage, with an optional fuel tank bag and a mini trunk bag to go along with the bike cover storage to protect the 2008 Moto Guzzi California.

New For 2008
  • Steel Mudguards
  • Front Calipers with a Black Finish
  • Supplementary Fog Lights

2008 Moto Guzzi California Specs

  • Model: 2008 Moto Guzzi California
  • Engine Type: V Twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 92.0mm x 80.0mm
  • Compression ratio: 9:8:1
  • Valve Train: OHV
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.0 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Dual Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 61.4
  • Rake: 29°
  • Trail: 4.5 inches
  • Seat Height: 30.7 inches
  • Curb Weight: 580 lbs.
  • Tires (Front): 110/90 VB18
  • Tires (Rear): 140/70 VB17


  • Color: Black
  • Bike Cover Storage
  • Fuel Tank Bag
  • Mini Trunk Bag

Key Competitors For The 2008 Moto Guzzi California

  • 2008 Ducati SportClassic 1000 S
  • 2008 Ural Pustinja 750
  • 2008 Triumph Bonneville Black
  • 2008 Ridley Auto-Glide
  • 2008 Jawa-CZ 650

Available California Sub Models

2008 Moto Guzzi California Vintage Buyer's Guide 2008 Moto Guzzi California Vintage
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