Moto Guzzi Audace




Make Model.

Moto Guzzi Audace


2015 - 16


Four stroke, 90° V-twin, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder


1380 cc / 84.2 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 104 x 81.2 mm
Cooling System Air and oil cooled
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Timing System Diagram Intake valve opens 19° BTDC (1-mm checking clearance) intake valve closes 55° ABDC exhaust valve opens 49° BBDC exhaust valve closes 12° ATDC

Fuel Supply

Phased electronic multipoint sequential injection, Magneti Marelli IAW7SM; “ride by wire” Ø 52 mm throttle body, IWP 243 Magneti Marelli injectors, double oxygen sensor, integrated management of 3 engine mappings, traction control, cruise control
Ignition Electronic
Spark Plugs NGK LMAR8F, 2 per cylinder


Exhaust system Stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with double oxygen sensor, Euro 4
Battery 12V - 18 Ah
Alternator 12 V - 550 W

Max Power

71 kW / 96 hp @ 6500 rpm

Max Torque

121 Nm / 12.3 kgf-m / 89.2 ft/lb @ 3000 rpm
Clutch Single-disc with integrated anti-vibration buffer


6 speed with final overdrive
Final Drive Shaft
Gear Ratio 1st 17:38 = 1:2.235 / 2nd 20:34 = 1:1.700 / 3rd 23:31 = 1:1.348 / 4th 26:29 = 1:1.115 / 5th 31:30 = 1:0.968 / 6th 30:24 = 1:0.8
Primary Drive 26:35 = 1:1.346
Final Drive Ratio Double cardan joint and fixed bevel gear seat, drive ratio 10:36 = 1:3.6
Frame Steel tubing, closed double cradle with elastic kinematic engine mounting system to isolate vibrations.

Front Suspension

Standard fork, Ø45 mm, with radial caliper mounting bracket
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Swingarm with double shock absorber with adjustable extension and spring preload with remote tank
Rear Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Front Brakes

2 x Ø320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial calipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons

Rear Brakes

Single Ø282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating caliper with 2 parallel pistons
Front wheel Aluminium alloy 3.50” x 18”
Rear Wheel Aluminium alloy 6.00” x 16”

Front Tyre

130/70 R18

Rear Tyre

200/60 R16
Trail 155 mm / 6.1 in
Headstock Angle 32°
Steering Angle 38°
Dimensions Length: 2445 mm / 90.2 in
Width: 940 mm / 37.0 in
Height: 1180 mm / 46.5 in
Wheelbase 1685 mm / 66.3 in
Seat Height 740 mm / 29.1 in (Optimal  720 mm / 28.3 in)
Ground Clearance 165 mm / 6.4 in

Curb Weight 

299 kg / 659 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

20.5 Litres / 4.7 US gal
Reserve 5 Litres / 1.3 US gal



Ostentatious, muscular and fierce, the 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. It has no chrome plating so 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 the Moto Guzzi Audace.

Light comes through only in the stark contrast with the color 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. The side panel covers have also been changed, lightened like the passenger footpeg bracket. The platform footboards mounted on all the other models in the range are gone here, as is the rocker gear shift control in order to make room for sportier footpegs mounted farther forward and the classic gear shifter pedal.

Particular attention was given to the saddle, covered in Alcantara skai 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 level, create a longer and more dominating riding position.

Another particularly elegant feature is the burnished valve covers, the rear shock absorbers with separate gas bottle and the alloy wheels personalized with the Moto Guzzi logo, as well as the minimal mirrors.

The generosity of the 1400cc “Made in Mandello” 90° V-twin is well-known by now and on the Audace, thanks to the exhaust system with redesigned fluid dynamics, it is even more lively at high revs. As a result, thanks in part to some weigth being shaved, the Audace is definitely quicker off the line. It will certainly be the one that is most used with the “Veloce” output map and the one where the MGTC traction control system will need to intervene most often…