2016 Moto Guzzi: FIRST LOOK
2016 Moto Guzzi Eldorado 1400
Moto Guzzi fans got more than they bargained for at Daytona Bike Week recently, with the company unveiling two new 2016 pre-production models in the Eldorado 1400 and Audace 1400, alongside the entire 2015 model range.
Both the Eldorado and Audace utilize the Moto Guzzi California’s 1380cc transverse-twin engine, which pumps out 71 kW of power at 6500 rpm and 87 ft-lb of torque at 2750 rpm, and a similar chassis platform. However, the Eldorado is distinguished by its 16-inch whitewall tires, Nero Classico (red) color scheme, lashings of chrome, sweptback bars and huge fenders and will land in dealerships this May with an RRP of $15,790.
2016 Moto Guzzi Audace 1400
The Audace is much more of a bruiser, with blackened, well, everything—pretty much the only chrome visible around the top of the forks and headlight. There’s also a low, rider only seat, alloy wheels and footpegs rather than the traditional floorboards. The Audace will go on sale this July for $15,590 in Nero Travelgento (black, in case you forgot) color.
Both machines enjoy the full suite of Moto Guzzi electronics that include three different maps via the Ride-By-Wire throttle, cruise and traction control.
Riders at Daytona Bike Week sampled the Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom and the California 1400 Touring, as well as the award-winning V7 Stone and V7 Special with test rides completely booked out according to Moto Guzzi USA.