Moto Guzzi California Jackal


Make Model

Moto Guzzi California 1100 EV Jackel




Four stroke, V twin, longitudinally mounted, OHV, 2 valve per cylinder.


1064 cc / 64.9 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 92 x 80 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Lubrication Wet sump


Magneti Marelli IAW Multipoint phased sequential fuel injection


Magneti Marelli IAW electronic digital ignition 
Starting Electric

Max Power

74 hp / 53.9 kW @ 6400 rpm

Max Power Rear Tyre

67.8 hp @ 6600 rpm

Max Torque

94 Nm / 9.68 kg-m @ 5000 rpm
Clutch Wet, cable operated


5 Speed 
Final Drive Shaft
Frame Steel, Double cradle frame

Front Suspension

Marzocchi 45 mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Front Wheel Travel 130 mm / 5.1 in

Rear Suspension

Swing arm with 2 hydraulic shock absorbers with preload adjustment
Rear Wheel Travel 89 mm /

Front Brakes

2x 320mm discs  4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 282mm disc 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Trail 116 mm / 4.6 in
Dimensions Length 2380 mm / 93.7 in
Width    815 mm / 32.0 in
Height 1150 mm / 45.2 in
Wheelbase 1560 mm / 61.4 in
Seat Height 770 mm / 30.3 in

Dry Weight

251.0 kg / 553.3 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

19 Litres / 5.0 US gal

Standing ¼ Mile  

13.2 sec / 159.8 km/h

Top Speed

190.4 km/h

The California Jackal is a cruiser-styled machine based around the California engine and chassis. The traditional Moto Guzzi air-cooled transverse V-twin engine is fitted to a basic steel-tube frame with simple suspension and brakes bolted on. The performance from the elderly engine is rather lazy, although what power there is, is produced well down the rev range, allowing relaxed progress. The engine breathes through a basic fuel-injection system, but the power delivery can be rather flat at low revs. The Jackal is a fairly handsome machine, its kicked-out front forks holding a wire spoked 46cm (18in) front wheel and a single front brake disc. Deep, curvaceous mudguards and a dash of chrome plate round off the bodywork.