In the world of motorcycles, Italians may be known best for their sleek superbikes. But the 2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring ABS rattles the cruiser genre by coupling surprising technology with its trademark 90-degree V-twin motor. Three riding modes manage a ride-by-wire throttle and traction-control system, while cruise control eases long journeys. The kicker? The Guzzi’s torquey 1,380cc power plant, with a thumpy snarl that prompts the question, “Harley who?” [$17,990; motoguzzi-us.com]
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