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Moto Guzzi Audace Carbon unveiled


Moto Guzzi continues to expand its California cruiser range with there addition of the Audace Carbon making it a family of seven.

The Audace Carbon was unveiled at the INTERMOT show in Cologne and there is now word yet on when or if it will arrive in Australia.

There is no word yet on ride-away pricing, but it will be more than the Audace at $24,500.

Ot joins the other California cruisers: : Custom ($22,000), Eldorado ($24,500), Touring $25,000), Touring SE ($27,000) and the MGX-21 Flying Fortress which is coming soon at a price yet to be announced.

The blacked-out Audace Carbon features a circular headlight unit and real carbon elements such as the front mudguard and the sides of the tank. There is no chrome.

By contrast, there are matt red colour milled aluminium engine head covers, red Brembo front brakes and alloy wheels with red branding.

There are no modifications to the 1380cc transverse V-twin, but the well-hidden bigger catalytic convertor now brings it into Euro 4 compliance.

Moto Guzzi Audace Carbon
Moto Guzzi Audace Carbon

It’s a bare-knuckle muscle cruiser with pegs instead of floorboards mounted further back and a sporty two-piece seat with a removable pillions perch.

The reshaped drag handlebar drops down on the ends and bend back for an easier grip.

It comes with fully adjustable rear shock absorbers with separate gas bottle and the telescopic forks are uncovered.

Audace Carbon connects to the world

You can also option up with the  Moto Guzzi Multimedia Platform which connects the bike to your smartphone.

It allows the rider to see important information including speed, revs, instant power, instant torque, instant and average fuel consumption, average speed and battery voltage, longitudinal acceleration and extended trip computer. 

An “Eco Ride” feature helps the rider limit fuel consumption.

MG-MP includes the “Grip Warning” function which replicates traction control and has an indicator light to warn of excessive use of available grip.

Moto Guzzi Multimedia Platform Audace Carbon
Moto Guzzi Multimedia Platform

You can also store your trip data including lean angles to review later on your computer or directly on the app.

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.

The original range of accessories for the Audace Carbon include black anodised hand grips, short black mirrors, CNC billet aluminium sleek and lightweight brake and clutch levers, fuel cap cover, injectors cover, aluminium footpeg covers, and mirror-polished or black stainless steel cylinders heat shield kit.