The first Moto Guzzi California appeared in 1971 as the baseline 850 Eldorado, with chrome trim and a massive touring seat. Glacial Italian evolution led to the '82 California II, featuring an updated 949cc engine. The California III came in '87 with more congruent curves and, later, fuel injection. The big bore California 1100 arrived in '94. Later Californias, particularly 2003 models, were riddled with recalls for defective hydraulic lifters and a short-lived clutch. Earlier Californias, though, are an outstanding, economical entry into the world of Guzzisti.