We love scramblers for their laid-back, go-anywhere attitude. But the travelers in us get really excited when they’re kitted for long-distance adventures too.
This Moto Guzzi California has just tackled a 3,000 kilometer trip, from Utrecht in the Netherlands, to Monaco, via France and Switzerland. Sure, a BMW R 1200 GS Adventure would arguably have been a better choice, but the Guzzi makes for a far more stylish ontsnapping.
The stock California would have managed just fine too, but the owner had other ideas. So he handed it over to Dutch builder Roy Holtman at RH Motorcycles.
“The bike still was in good condition,” says Roy. “The owner has an emotional connection with this bike and didn’t want to simply let go and buy something new.”
“But he was done with the look the bike had back then, and wanted something more rugged and ready for the road trip.”
The client’s originally from the UK, so Roy wanted to give the bike more of a classic British vibe.…