2017 Moto Guzzi Audace Review

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2017 Moto Guzzi Audace
2017 Moto Guzzi Audace

2017 Moto Guzzi Audace
2017 Moto Guzzi Audace

2017 Moto Guzzi Audace
2017 Moto Guzzi Audace

2017 Moto Guzzi Audace
2017 Moto Guzzi Audace



2017 Moto Guzzi Audace Review

2017 Moto Guzzi Audace on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

MOTO GUZZI AUDACE FOLLOWS AN AGGRESSIVE DESIGN APPROACH THAT LEADS TO AN OSTENTATIOUS AND FIERCE LOOK…

The Bike

The Audace can be picked out immediately by its front end, stylistically “lighter” thanks to the circular headlight unit and the (real) carbon mudguard mounted on a fork without coverings. There are several other new features that contribute to enhance the muscular character of this bike: like the oil cooler air-scoop, the metallic radiator grill and the brand new total-black short megaphone exhaust. Also all chrome plating has been eliminated, and every mechanical detail and each exposed metallic part has been blacked-out. The platform floorboards and rocker gear shift pedal mounted on all the other models in the range have been replaced by sportier footpegs mounted further forward with a classic gear shifter pedal.

Particular attention was given to the saddle, covered in “faux leather” with exposed red stitching, lowered in terms of the seating position and installation ready for the foldaway passenger seat. The drag handlebar is also new which, thanks to the forward position of the footpegs and the different seating height, create a longer and more dominating riding position, compared to the California Custom.

Other stylistic changes to contribute to a more aggressive look can be found in the details: the burnished valve covers, the rear shock absorbers with separate gas reservoir, the light alloy wheels personalized with the Moto Guzzi logo and the minimal black mirrors.


Powerful and aggressive, the Audace looks as if it is crouched down on its haunches like a large feline ready to unleash its explosive power on the asphalt, leaving the marks of its oversize 200/65 rear tire. The generosity of the 90° V-twin 1400cc engine “Made in Mandello” is well known by now and on the Audace at high revs is livelier than ever; thanks to the new exhaust system with redesigned fluid dynamics. Within the Moto Guzzi 1400 range the Audace will certainly be the one that is most used with the “Veloce” map output and the one where the MGTC traction control system will need to intervene most often…


 



2017 Moto Guzzi Audace www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Ostentatious, muscular, aggressive.

Every mechanical detail, each small exposed metallic part is dark. The Audace can be picked out immediately by its front end, made stylistically lighter by the circular headlight unit and the carbon mudguard.

The drag handlebar, the forward position of the footpegs and the different saddle seating level create a more stretched out and
more dominating riding position.

The brand new undersump lug that gives the side view a gritty look, the metallic radiator grille and the short megaphone exhaust.


 

2017 Moto Guzzi Audace www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Audace Standard Features:
– 1400 V-TWIN producing explosive torque of 87 ft. lbs. at just 2750 rpm
– 96 hp at 6500 rpm
– Innovative elastic engine mounts for zero vibrations and total riding comfort
– 6-speed gearbox
– Traction Control – (MGTC) Adjustable 3-stage
– Ride-by-wire, three engine maps: Touring, Sport, Rain
– Electronic cruise control
– ABS / Brembo brakes
– 5.4 gallon fuel capacity
– Special remote reservoir rear shocks
– Black rims with red Moto Guzzi logo
– Black rearview mirrors


BORN BAD

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.

NEW RIDING EXPERIENCE-

Dark spirit, prefers dark mechanical details to chrome plating and renews its look with a lighter front shield, thanks to the circular headlight group and the new carbon mudguard. The short exhausts, the side panel with tail and the radiator protection grille emphasise its gritty spirit. The handlebars, the rearward footrests and the renewed saddle ergonomics make the riding experience a real hedonistic pleasure.

MAPS AND TRACTION CONTROL-

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.

DESIGN DETAILS-

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 MOTO GUZZI MEDIA PLATFORM CONNECTS AUDACE TO THE WORLD-

The innovative multimedia platform makes its début on the Audace at the service of Moto Guzzi riders. MG-MP, available as optional equipment, is the innovative multimedia system which allows you to connect the bike to your smartphone and consequently to the web. With this application, downloadable free from App Store and Google Play, your smartphone (iPhone or Android) becomes an actual sophisticated on board multifunctional computer and the link between the vehicle and the Internet.
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.

A VAST RANGE OF DEDICATED ACCESSORIES-

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.

SWINGARM WASHERS
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.



 

2017 Moto Guzzi Audace – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $16390 USD

ENGINE
Type Four-stroke V 90 twin, four valves, dual ignition, Ride by Wire with 3 engine maps, 3 level adjustable traction control, Cruise Control as standard equipment
Capacity 1380cc
Maximum power 95 HP (71 kW) @ 6,500 rpm
Maximum torque 89.2 lb-ft (121 Nm) @ 3,000 rpm
Fuel system Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection.
Exhaust system Three-way catalyser with lambda probe

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6-speeds with final overdrive
Final drive CA.R.C. Compact Reactive Shaft Drive
Clutch Dry single plate with flexible couplings

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Frame Double cradle tubular frame in ALS steel with detachable rear subframe
Wheelbase 1,695mm
Front suspension standard swingarm Ø 46 mm, with radical calliper mountain bracket and telescopes on the stanchions
Front wheel travel 120 mm
Rear suspension swingarm with double shock absorber adjustable spring preload
Rear wheel travel 120 mm
Brake system Brembo
Front brake Dual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons: ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake 282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons: ABS as standard
Rear wheel 200/60 R16″
Front wheel 130/70 R18″
Front tire Metzeler Lasertec 100/90- 18 56H TL
Rear tire Metzeler Lasertec 130/80 -17 65H TL

DIMENSIONS
Length 2,445 mm
Width 940mm
Saddle height 29.1 in (740 mm)
Curb weight 659 lbs (299 kg)
Fuel tank capacity 5.4 Gallons (20.5 liters)



 


 

2017 Moto Guzzi Audace – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $17790 CDN

ENGINE
Type Four-stroke V 90 twin, four valves, dual ignition, Ride by Wire with 3 engine maps, 3 level adjustable traction control, Cruise Control as standard equipment
Capacity 1380cc
Maximum power 95 HP (71 kW) @ 6,500 rpm
Maximum torque 89.2 ft-lbs (121 Nm) @ 3,000 rpm
Fuel system Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection.
Exhaust system Three-way catalyser with lambda probe

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6-speeds with final overdrive
Lubrication Forced circulation with lobe pump – circuit capacity: 1.78 Kg
Final drive CA.R.C. Compact Reactive Shaft Drive
Clutch Dry single plate with flexible couplings

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Frame Double cradle tubular frame in ALS steel with detachable rear subframe
Wheelbase 1,695mm
Trail 109
Steering rake 27°50’
Front suspension 46 mm, with radial caliper
Front wheel travel 120 mm
Rear suspension swingarm with double shock absorber adjustable spring preload
Rear wheel travel 120 mm
Brake system Brembo
Front brake Dual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons: ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake 282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons: ABS as standard
Wheels Spoked steel rims
Rear wheel 200/60 R16″
Front wheel 130/70 R18″
Front tire Metzeler Lasertec 100/90- 18 56H TL
Rear tire Metzeler Lasertec 130/80 -17 65H TL

DIMENSIONS
Length 2,445 mm
Width 940mm
Height 43.8 inches (1,115 mm)
Saddle height 740 mm
Minimum ground clearance 7.2 inches (182 mm)
Curb weight 659 lbs (299 kg)
Fuel tank capacity 5.4 Gallons (20.5 liters)
Reserve .66 Gallons (2.5 liters)




 

2017 Moto Guzzi Audace – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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