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Moto Guzzi, Durham City

Italian Moto Guzzi

Somehow shouts out “James Dean” at me, but he was gone long before this model arrived, but once I’d clapped eyes on it I just knew that it needed a picture with some retro treatment. I found it in the City of Durham (not far from South Shields) a few months ago.

The Moto Guzzi California (aka Cali) is a motorcycle manufactured by Italian company Moto Guzzi since 1971, bringing together the company’s heritage, their iconic air-cooled 90° V-twin engines and styling that evokes the classic American Cruiser motorcycle.

At its introduction, the California was part of a trio of motorcycles that included the Special, California and Ambassador and was based on a model sold to the Los Angeles police department. The bike featured a standard seating position, footboards, heel-and-toe gearshift, and linked Brembo brakes.


Cross processed in Photoshop to produce this pseudo Lomo effect, but I think it works a treat, what do you think?

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 50 mm lens, 1/60 second, f8, iso 200


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Written by curly

June 19, 2009 at 12:01 am

Posted in Curly, Photoshop, Transport

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