2012 Moto Guzzi California 90

Motorcyclist Online helps you research the used 2012 Moto Guzzi California 90 before buying this Cruiser bike. The 2012 California 90 is made in Italy. Moto Guzzi first introduced the California model in 2012. With front Dual Hydraulic Disc brakes ...     read more
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2012 Moto Guzzi California 90

Model Overview:

2012 California 90

Bodystyle Cruiser
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country Italy
Introduction Year 2012
Displacement (cc) 1064
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2012 Moto Guzzi California 90


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.

New For 2012
  • Upgraded to 12.6 inch disc brakes with braking system that links the back disc with one front disc. All are controlled with the foot pedal.
  • Exhaust system was upgraded to stainless steel for the 2012 California 90 model.
  • Identification plate on the steering yoke with unique numbers as part of the limited edition models.
  • Handmade leather saddlebags that allow for extra storage.
  • Features a 1064cc V-twin cylinder, four-stroke, air cooled engine. Max power at 6400 rpm is about 74 horsepower.
  • Front suspension is Marzocchi hydraulic fork with adjustability and the rear suspension features a single twin with two hydraulic shock absorbers.
  • Anniversary graphics such as fog lights, velvet lined interior, chromium plated luggage carrier and the steel mudguards are just a few of the bells and whistles featured on the final version of the California 90.

2012 Moto Guzzi California Specs

  • Model: 2012 Moto Guzzi California 90
  • Engine Type: 1064 cc V-Twin four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 92mm x 80mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.8:1
  • Valve Train: Overhead value (OHV)
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Five speed
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.0 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: TBD
  • Brakes (Front): Dual hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Single hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Hydraulic telescopic Marzocchi fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Single swing arm with 2 hydraulic shock absorbers
  • Wheelbase: 61.4 inches
  • Rake: 29 degrees
  • Trail: 3.86 inches
  • Seat Height: 30.7 inches
  • Curb Weight:553 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 110/90
  • Tires (Rear): 140/70


  • Custom fit all weather cover. Soft lining to help keep your bike safe from the elements.
  • Seat protectors to help keep your seats clean, and free from normal wear and tear.
  • Dust covers available with ventilation which is perfect for periods of long storage.
  • Windshield protectors to keep windshield protected from dirt and debris. Clear film that goes over to help keep windshield in top condition.

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