Following up on the success of their Moto Guzzi Nevada 750, Recast Moto is releasing the California 1100 model. Recast Moto received many, what they called “eloquent comments on the previous project Nevada 750,” which inspired them to follow up the popular build with a bike that would fit more people.
The California 1100 is a copy of the Nevada 750 but with a larger base and a larger engine.
Aside from bumping up the size of the bike, Recast Moto also reworked the rear tail section, including the rear shock absorbers. The front fork was shortened to give the California 1100 a more aggressive orientation. The CB750K gas tank hides the bike’s electrical and fuel components. The choice of tank required a bit of reworking. Recast Moto’s Matiz notes that, “We also changed shape, so that it fits into place and does not touch the engine.”
The front and rear flaps are hand made out of 3 mm aluminium and sit over a set of Hendenau K60 tires. While the front wheel stayed stock, the rear wheel received a wider rim. The nipple needles on the rims are gold titanium, a look that is carried through to the Brembo brakes.
Recast also installed a five-inch LED headlight with fabricated brackets, as well as a custom turn signal. The speedometer is also custom, courtesy of T&T. LSL handlebars replaced the original bars. The California 1100 also got a slimmer seat with modified Tarozzi rear sets to help create a better riding position.
If the Nevada 750 caught your eye but the size prevented you from adding it to your garage, then you may want to consider the California 1100. Recast Moto is offering the bike for USD$20,300. The moral of the story here is that if you see something you like but that doesn’t fit, complement the hell out of it and then lament the fact that it’s too small. The builders might just take notice.