After being in production for 40 years, the iconic 2012 Moto Guzzi California 90 is the final year for this stylish bike. The 2012 Moto Guzzi is built as a limited edition model that highlights and details all the power and performance that showcase the glorious career of the Moto Guzzi California. While there is no doubt that this bike will be missed, the 2012 Moto Guzzi California 90 sure knows how to end a successful career. A new version of the model is in current production and will be unveiled in 2013.
The heart of this iconic beauty is the 1064cc standard two cylinder engine that produces tremendous torque and a very reliable and smooth ride. The V-twin engine is capable of producing 74 horsepower and delivers smooth riding and precise handling. The California 90 comes equipped with a Marzocchi fork front suspension and dual shock swing arms for the rear suspension. As with most models of the Moto Guzzi line, the California 90 features the integral braking. The braking system allows riders to stop with confidence in any given riding condition.
The Moto Guzzi is one of those bikes that will instantly turn heads due to the unique and stylish look of the bike and not mention all the custom anniversary graphics that are standard on the California 90. From velvet lined seats to unique fog lights, no expense was spared on the last version of the California 90. The 2012 Moto Guzzi features a two-tone metallic orange and white paint, cowhide custom handmade saddlebags and the iconic logo on the gas tank. The logo placed on the gas tank has been a tradition of the Moto Guzzi line since the 1930s. Another stand out feature are the spoked wheels. The wheels are 18 inches in the front and 17 inches and provide outstanding agility and give the rider that superlative feel. The sleek design, powerful performance and precise handling are sure to please just about any rider.
After 40 years in production, it is time for us to say goodbye to a bike that has become a legend. If you have ever wanted to own a Moto Guzzi California, the perfect timing is right now. After all, once they are gone- they are gone for good.