In the Aquila Nera trim level, Moto Guzzi’s three customs share the same “Coal Black” matt black color treatment applied to the tank, side panels and mudguards - and the surfaces of the engine block. According to Moto Guzzi, the dark finish emphasizes the contrast with metal elements such as the aluminum cylinders and the chrome applied to the wheels, exhaust and control panel.
Of the three Moto Guzzi customs, the California 1100 is the only one which received more than just new paint. In its Aquila Nera guise, the 1064cc California features what Moto Guzzi calls “new, more subdued and essential aesthetics.”
While the Aquila Nera version retains the footrests and highly polished passenger grab handle of the original, it has lightened the engine guards, leg shields, windshield, supplementary headlights and panniers. Moto Guzzi claims the resulting reduction in weight over the Vintage gives the California Aquila Nera superior agility and responsiveness.
In Europe, the new Aquila Nera versions of the Nevada and Bellagio are offered at the same price as the standard models - 7,860 and 10,760 Euros respectively. The California Aquila Nera features a price tag of 13,570 Euros, which is 3,000 Euros less than the Vintage version.