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What's the difference?
« on: February 15, 2015, 06:03:02 PM »
Many great and diverse Guzzi minds here that I thought I might raise a somewhat serious question that has plagued me for a while.
What is/are the major difference between the various "California" models specifically the v11 and later series?

I understand the hydra valves and bellagio variants differ. What about the difference between say a "Jackal" and a "Bassa"...?

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Re: What's the difference?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 06:17:34 PM »
Say......you are new!   ;D  Jackal basic low cost model stripped down.  Bassa more stuff on it but essentially same frame/engine and drivetrain.  Someone can jump it and correct me.   ;D
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Re: What's the difference?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 06:26:38 PM »
Thanks Tom, long time lurker... not many time poster. I actually bought a bike from a poster here.

But yeah, that is what I seemed to find discernible between those two bikes. But is/was there a geometry change that happened with the Tonti framed Cali's?

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Re: What's the difference?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 06:32:02 PM »
 Think all Tonti Cali models use the same geometry .

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Re: What's the difference?
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Re: What's the difference?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2015, 10:58:03 PM »
 :+1 on that.  They were able to get changes by using longer swingarm and different size tires.
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Re: What's the difference?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2015, 07:16:07 AM »
the early Tonti frame is different than later from Cal 3 on.. steering neck about 3" taller and the swing arm longer.. so yes there are two Tonti frames. frame rails fit both so basic dimensions are the same.
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Re: What's the difference?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2015, 01:43:55 PM »
You're right about that.  Forgot about the earlier stuff.  My answer was in regards to the models, he asked about. :beat_horse
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