Moto Guzzi is taking their sweet time in bringing the California 1400 to market, but now we’ve got some more pictures of the machine’s prototype that show the direction designers are headed in.
Last winter, we showed you some spy pictures of the bike that suggested it would be water-cooled.
According to pictures of a more refined prototype, snapped at a Piaggio dealers’ meeting, that isn’t necessarily the case.
The photos show the latest prototype of the California with an oil cooler installed, but no liquid cooling, although there are rumours that Moto Guzzi is still working on that idea. Supposedly, this 1400cc engine will be Moto Guzzi’s new powerplant of choice, so a liquid-cooled version would make sense.
The rest of the bike’s styling should be pretty familiar – it looks a lot like your standard North American cruiser, except, of course, with a transverse V-twin. And you can call us picky, but we think it’s kinda ugly.