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Eldorado or California Touring - I’m confused!

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by Ashish Seta, Sep 8, 2019.

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Eldorado or California Touring

Poll closed Sep 15, 2019.
  1. Eldorado

    75.0%
  2. California Touring

    25.0%
  1. Ashish Seta

    Ashish Seta Just got it firing!

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    hello everyone, I’m seriously considering getting the Eldorado but now I’m in 2 minds if I should get the California Touring or the Eldorado.

    What’s the fundamental difference in both machines.

    I would definitely want my partner to accompany me and I see the Eldo doesn’t have a back rest. I live in Dubai so I would mostly use my ride over 6 months and mostly during weekends and probably cover around 200kms in a trip on average.

    I have ridden the Eldo and it’s amazing. I haven’t had a chance to ride the California Touring.

    Will truly appreciate your help in resolving my misery.
     
  2. Curt Russell

    Curt Russell Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Just try to be forward thinking. Lots of people end up going with the naked bike because it is quite simply much better looking and lighter but then end up modifying it so that it looks like a Cali Touring. I would have preferred the Ca Custom as I Love it’s look and lines but I realized in time it would end up looking very similar to what I bought, a Cali Touring.
     
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  3. jbhotchkiss

    jbhotchkiss Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Other than appearance (Eldo is better looking to me), one difference is the suspension. You can add stuff after purchase, of course, to make the bike what you want (another reason to choose Eldo). Suggest you try to find a review of each bike, or better yet a comparison, by a trusted/respected entity. I have a Cali Custom that I fitted with factory leather covered panniers, a factory flyscreen, and some other bits to make it the bike I really wanted, instead of buying the Touring.
     
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  4. John L

    John L Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    As I have done also Curt, but then 1/2 an hours work and you have your naked Eldo again, best of both worlds I reckon.
     
  5. Curt Russell

    Curt Russell Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I completely understand John. Nothing wrong with going either direction. I’m not at all critical of that and I love the looks of a naked Guzzi. It really all comes down to your riding habits and what you need to take with you to be comfortable. I like options so I take a lot of gear.

    Even if I went your route I would have the bags on more often than off so I care more what it looks like with the bags on. In my opinion there is not a bag anywhere that matches the beauty of the OEM Cali 1400 bags. That teardrop shape wins me over.

    Well hopefully we’ve given Ashish some perspective so he can make the best decision for himself.
     
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