Moto Guzzi California Stone Touring (2004 - ) review

Take a Stone model, add panniers and a screen. Job done. Still a lazy day cruiser from Guzzi, still cheap
Details
Manufacturer:
Moto Guzzi
Category:
Tourers
Price:
£ 6739
Overall
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Price, free panniers
Gearbox, budget clocks

The Guzzi is one of the cheapest touring bikes available today. At £6694 OTR, this 1064cc V-Twin is an absolute bargain.

Shaft drive to be maintenance free, complete with panniers that are reasonably spacious and solidly built, plus a mini screen to keep some of that wind blast off your chest.

The looks may be a bit out-dated now, but Guzzi’s have a certain charm that has led to an owners club of die-hard enthusiasts being established (www.motoguzzi.it). Fuel economy is pretty decent, but the Stone does get let down by the awful gearbox that has been designed with numerous false neutrals.

The Guzzi is one of the cheapest touring bikes available today. At £6694 OTR, this 1064cc V-Twin is an absolute bargain.

Shaft drive to be maintenance free, complete with panniers that are reasonably spacious and solidly built, plus a mini screen to keep some of that wind blast off your chest.

The looks may be a bit out-dated now, but Guzzi’s have a certain charm that has led to an owners club of die-hard enthusiasts being established (www.motoguzzi.it). Fuel economy is pretty decent, but the Stone does get let down by the awful gearbox that has been designed with numerous false neutrals.

Length (mm)2355
Width (mm)850
Height (mm)1370
Dryweight (kg)246
Seats2
Seat Height (mm)760
Suspension FrontMarzocchi hydraulic telescopic fork
Suspension RearSwing arm with 3 hydraulic shock absorbers
Adjustability Front45mm
Wheels Front18 inch Behr spoked steel rims
Wheels Rear17 inch Behr spoked steel rims
Tyres Front110/90 VB18
Tyres Rear150/70 VB17
Brakes FrontTwo Brembo Oro series stainless steel floating 320mm discs with 4 piston calipers
Brakes RearSingle Brembo stainless steel fixed 282mm disc with 2 piston caliper
Tank Capacity (litres)19
Wheelbase (mm)1560
Ground Clearance (mm)190
Trail (mm)116
ChassisDetachable tubular duplex cradle in special high-strength steel
Cubic Capacity (cc)1064
Max Power (bhp)74
Max Power Peak (rpm)7000
Torque (ft/lb)65
Torque Peak (rpm)5200
Bore (mm)92
Stroke (mm)80
Valve GearDOHC
Compression Ratio9.8
IgnitionElectronic digital with inductive spark
CoolingAir cooled
Fuel DeliveryMultipoint phased sequential injection
Stroke TypeFour Stroke
DriveShaft

Price, free panniers
Gearbox, budget clocks