[YesAuto Motorcycle] Recently, President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Rome, Italy. Foreign media have exposed the car used by President Xi during this visit-Hongqi N501, but the car is not the focus of my introduction. Let us take a look. Look at the motorcycles of the Italian State Guest Team.
Anyone who knows a little about motorcycles knows that when talking about Italian cars, they usually think of Ducati first, then Vespa, Aprilia… But few people in China mention Moto Guzzi. That's right, during President Xi's visit to Italy this time, the motorcycle fleet that served as the escort was all made up of Moto Guzzi's California 1400 Touring models.
California 1400 Touring is the flagship model of the Moto Guzzi brand. The power part is equipped with an air-oil-cooled 1380cc horizontal 90-degree V twin-cylinder engine (this type of engine is the biggest feature of the brand's motorcycle), with a maximum power of 96 horsepower and a peak torque of 121 Niu·M, the “flexible installation” system is adopted between the engine part and the frame to completely avoid the transmission of vibration to the body.
As the flagship model, the original factory is equipped with a front windshield, cruise lights, side cabins and bumpers. In terms of convenience, it is equipped with a multimedia intelligent interconnection system and is equipped with a cruise function. Also equipped with front and rear Brembo brakes, ABS, adjustable traction control system and other modern configurations. The curb weight is 346kg, and it has a 20.5-liter fuel tank to maintain the vehicle's endurance.
Moto Guzzi was established in Italy in 1921. In 1955, it launched the first vehicle equipped with a V-shaped 8-cylinder engine. It was used in a racing car at that time, with a displacement of 500cc and an independent throttle for each cylinder. It can burst into 78 at 12,000 revolutions. Horsepower, the fastest speed can reach 280km/h. It was acquired by Aprilia in 2000, and Moto Guzzi was forced to close its production line due to economic reasons. At the end of 2004, Piaggio Motorcycle Company of Italy acquired Aprilia, and Moto Guzzi became a sub-brand. (Zhu Xuran, Home of Wen Auto)