It attacks the asphalt and shows its charismatic personality with every detail, popular with bikers of character.
Few frills, elongated riding position, drag bar handlebars and muscular lines: this is the bike to ride alone, accompanied by the roar of the powerful engine, without a destination.
Ostentatious, muscular and fierce, the Moto Guzzi Audace can be picked out immediately by its front end, made stylistically lighter by the circular headlight unit and the carbon mudguard mounted on a fork without any telescope covering.
Audace has no chromium plating: every mechanical detail, each small exposed metallic part is dark as night, an ideal condition for fully enjoying a bike in solitude with the striking beauty of this new Moto Guzzi 1400cc.
The generosity of the 1400 cc “Made in Mandello” 90° V-twin is a quality which is well known by now and on the Audace, thanks to the exhaust system with redesigned fluid dynamics, is even more lively at high revs, up to a torque of 121 Nm at 3,000 rpm. As a result, thanks in part to an advantageous weight/power ratio, the Audace jumps off the line with unexpected vigour.
The Audace will certainly be the Moto Guzzi most used with the “Veloce” engine map and the one where the MGTC traction control system will need to intervene most often. Whereas its large twin cylinder engine is the absolute benchmark in its category for engine capacity-performance-consumption ratio thanks to excellent thermodynamic performance, the advanced Ride-by-wire multimap electronic management allows the rider to choose from one of three engine maps: Turismo, Veloce and Pioggia.
On the lines of the Audace light comes through only in the stark contrast with the colour of the lateral strip that shows several brand new details. Like the undersump lug that gives the side view a gritty look, the metallic radiator grille and the short, megaphone exhaust with die-cast aluminium support flange that, despite the outlaw look, is high-tech to contain polluting emissions. In fact, thanks to the use of a secondary air system and a specific catalytic converter, the Audace is the first Euro 4 approved Moto Guzzi.
The side panel covers are light, as well as the passenger footpeg bracket. The platform footboards are gone here – we are no longer on a cruiser – as is the rocker gear shift control in order to make room for sportier footpegs mounted farther back and the classic gear shifter pedal.
Particular attention was given to the more sporty saddle, covered in eco-leather with exposed red stitching, lowered in terms of the seating position and installation ready for the foldaway passenger seat (that can be removed when necessary). The design of the drag handlebar, thanks to the forward position of the footpegs and the different seating level, creates a longer and more dominating riding position.
Another particularly elegant feature is the burnished valve covers, the fully adjustable rear shock absorbers with separate gas bottle, the alloy wheels personalised with the Moto Guzzi logo and the decidedly minimal mirrors.
The wireless connection allows you to simultaneously see important information about the vehicle on your smartphone screen so you will always have your trip parameters under control. The touch screen on your smartphone lets you view five parameters at a time, selected by the rider from a vast menu including speedometer and tachometer, engine power and torque, instant and average fuel consumption, average speed and battery voltage, longitudinal acceleration and extended trip computer. The “Eco Ride” helps to limit fuel consumption and to maintain an eco-compatible riding style, providing a summary assessment of the results achieved during the trip.
You can also store your trip data and review it later on your computer or directly on the app so you can analyse your route along with the vehicle performance parameters.
When the fuel reserve light comes on MG-MP indicates the location of the closest petrol stations; the system also helps you easily find the vehicle when you are parked in an unfamiliar area, automatically saving the position where it was last switched off.
MG-MP includes the “Grip Warning” feature which replicates the traction control indications for maximum visibility and provides information on your riding style in real time with relation to the road surface. A dedicated warning light alerts the rider in the event of poor grip. With the synergistic use of gyroscopes and vehicle signals, your iPhone/iPod becomes a sophisticated roll angle indicator on turns thanks to a proprietary algorithms developed specifically for the new Moto Guzzi. You can set the thresholds for roll angle, running speed and rpms so that when they are exceeded the relative warning lights will come on or flash on the virtual dashboard.
The original range of accessories for the Audace was designed to meet the needs of style sensitive bikers who want to reinforce the decisive and powerful image of their bikes, giving them an even more muscle look (for example with the black anodised hand grips that are installation-ready for black «corsa» ends, short shank black mirrors, CNC billet aluminium sleek and lightweight brake and clutch levers) or a more sporty look (with carbon look kit for tank side covers, fuel cap cover and injectors cover, matt red cylinder heads cover kit and completely aluminium footpegs).
The range also includes components dedicated to increasing comfort, such as the mirror-polished stainless steel cylinders heat shield kit.
AUDACE EAGLE MOTORCYCLE COVER
Made to measure cover for indoor use to protect your bike from gathering dust when parked in the garage. It is made specifically for the Audace in an elastic fabric with a special graphic.
“DARK” SHORT SHANK MIRRORS KIT
Made in anodized black billet aluminium. This pair of short shank mirrors embodies the maximum in manufacturing technology expressed in some special machining done on three axes. They are approved for use in all countries.
“DARK” HAND GRIPS KIT
Made from black anodised billet aluminium, they enhance your bikes handlebar, giving it a personalised and elegant look and they are installation-ready for “Corsa” ends.
BLACK “CORSA” HAND GRIP ENDS
The “Corsa” hand grip ends, made from black anodised billet aluminium, match the “Dark”, hand grips, perfectly completing the style and aesthetics of your bike.
“DARK” BLACK FRONT BRAKE LEVER
Made from black anodised billet aluminium, the dark front brake lever, thanks to its feel and adjustments, increases riding comfort, enhancing the look of the bike.
“DARK” BLACK CLUTCH LEVER
Made from black anodised billet aluminium, the dark clutch lever, thanks to its feel and adjustments, increases riding comfort and characterises the aesthetics of the Audace.
ALUMINIUM RIDER AND PASSENGER FOOTPEGS
High quality billet aluminium covers that replace the factory rubber parts. The facing creates a specific design and guarantees maximum grip in any riding conditions.
ALUMINIUM HEAD BUSHINGS SET
Set of four billet aluminium aesthetic spacers which replace the fastening screws on the cylinder head covers. Polished stainless steel screws are included.
ENGINE CRANKCASE HOLE COVERS – BLACK
Made from laser-cut and black anodised aluminium, these cover the engine crankcase machining holes. The number “1400” is laser inscribed.
CARBON LOOK TANK SIDE COVERS
The tank side covers lined with a special carbon look film personalise the style of your bike, making it a true “custom”.
CARBON LOOK FUEL CAP COVER
The special fuel cap cover is also lined with a carbon look film for extreme personalisation of every part.
PAIR OF CARBON LOOK INJECTOR COVERS
These covers designed for the injectors have a carbon look film lining.
ELECTRONIC ANTITHEFT KIT
Compact, latest generation self powered alarm system with wireless remote control Its features include: engine lock, built-in motion sensor, high level of protection.
CYLINDER HEAT SHIELDS KIT
Each heat shield is made in mirror polished stainless steel with ABS inserts that improve the design. They protect from the heat generated by the cylinder in order to give you a more comfortable ride.
CHROMIUM PLATED TANK SIDE COVERS
The chromium plated fuel tank side covers further personalise the style of your bike.
HEADS GUARD KIT
Special lateral cylinder guards made in billet aluminium with a mirror polished finish. They match the style and design of the new Audace perfectly. The come complete with mirror polished stainless steel mounts.
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET KIT AND USA LICENSE PLATE BRACKET KIT
Elegant approved license plate bracket made in stainless steel with polished finish.
Special washers made in billet aluminium.
REAR BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR COVER
Made in billet aluminium with polished finish, this personalises the look of your bike. It completely covers the brake fuel reservoir body, obviously not interfering with its operation. Easy to install.