The New Moto Guzzi California 1400 and Ewan McGregor

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In this video by Moto Guzzi, Ewan Mcgregor talks passionately about his love of motorcycles, Moto Guzzi and the new California 1400. We are out testing the Moto Guzzi California 1400 today, expect a review on Monday.

  • Glenn Bergevin

    I hope you guys like it. I want to like it, but…lean angle:G

    • Wes Siler

      Lean angles not bad and it doesn’t mind dragging all the way down to the frame. I just hustled it up the snake at a fairly respectable pace….

      Got all the character you want from a cruiser, but it handles, goes and stops like a real, 21st century motorcycle.

      • Glenn Bergevin

        Fuck yeah, it stays on the list then.

      • Porter

        Right. Next time you dog the Diavel for any reason at all, remind me I’m not supposed to snort in derision a little.

      • Kevin

        How would you compare it to the F6B?

  • metric

    Great ad, I love Ewan. If anybody has missed his bike tour around the world with Charlie, go buy it.

    • Kr Tong

      Is that the one where he takes the short way round?

    • Damo Von Maciel

      Loved both series.

  • disqus_lp0CobaVa2

    Half way between a Harly and a BMW.

  • Kevin West

    This is really a pretty cool video. It hardly seems like an ad, just a testimony from a real fan.

  • Jordan

    I never thought I’d see a cruiser ad that actually has a substance to it. I guess it helps that underneath the high production values of the commercial there is a really decent bike to be had.

    Ewan is a total heart throb, too.

  • Damo Von Maciel

    Seriously though, how can you not like Ewan?

    Young Obi-Wan loves him some motorbikes.

  • Kerry Swartz

    Ewan McGregor; great stuff.
    Bike; reminds me of the Valkyrie.
    I normally dig Guzzi’s but the odd combination of cylinder head and gas tank cut out just doesn’t do it for me.

  • Reed Kennedy

    I find it hilarious and appropriate that this video never shows Ewan (or anyone else) actually riding the California.

    He sits on it.

    He talks about it.

    But it doesn’t appear that he ever even turns it on.

    The perfect cruiser ad.

    • Porter

      Moto Guzzi probably didn’t have that much interest in filming Ewan throwing it across the road shiny side down. As he does.

  • Robert Horn

    Is the headlight lens somewhat shaped like a certain Bar & Shield logo?

  • 200 Fathoms

    A bit devoid of content.