Motorcycle Types Cruiser 2016 Moto Guzzi Audace First Look

2016 Moto Guzzi Audace First Look

2016 Moto Guzzi Audace First Look Review

2015 Moto Guzzi Audace - Stock
2015 Moto Guzzi Audace

Eschewing the traditional, Moto Guzzi shakes up the cruiser world with the audacious new 2016 Moto Guzzi Audace. Built on the California 1400 platform, the Moto Guzzi Audace is the first 1400 with moderately forward-mounted footpegs rather than floorboards, and it gives the big cruiser an all-new look.

2015 Moto Guzzi Audace - Rear View
2015 Moto Guzzi Audace

There’s precious little chrome on the Audace (which is “boldness” in Italian), replaced with black paint and polished metal. The low-slung solo seat with red stitching on suede-style Alcantara fabric give the Audace a purposeful look, along with the tradition gear shifter and foot brake pedal.

In addition to the beastly motor that puts out almost 90 ft/lbs of torque at just 2750 rpm, the Audace gets a pair of radially mounted four-piston calipers up front for stopping, and you’ll find two remote reservoir shocks in the rear. Alloy wheels reduce rotational mass, and the abbreviated megaphone mufflers mean business. Useful technology includes power modes and traction control (three positions each).

The most modern of the Moto Guzzi 1400s, the 2016 Moto Guzzi Audace is a striking contemporary addition to the endearingly hidebound lineup from Mandello.

Price is not yet determined, and the 2016 Moto Guzzi Audace will go on sale in the United States in Summer 2015.

Don Williams
Don Williamshttp://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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