Guzzis break cover
At a function in Sydney on August 28, Australian Moto Guzzi distributor John Sample Group unveiled the latest line up of the big v-twins from Mandello Del Lario. At 9pm the wraps came off the new Audace and the Eldorado that we previewed last issue. Both feature the new 1400cc engine, “the largest v-twin ever manufactured in Europe”. Moto Guzzi describe the Audace as “Ostentatious, powerful and fierce”, with new front forks and a carbon fibre mudguard. Very dark and brooding, the Audace is totally devoid of chrome plating, and is the first Moto Guzzi model to carry Euro 4 approval.
The Eldorado, on the other hand, is designed to reflect the heritage that goes back to the original model of 1972, when the new 850cc model replaced the Ambassador. The white pin striping is certainly reminiscent of the original model, as are the spoked wheels and fat white wall tyres. The new model features an ultra-low 740mm saddle height, with generous floorboards and big swept back handlebars. A comprehensive range of accessories, including leather side panniers and leather tank bag, is listed for the Eldorado. Watch for a test of both models in OBA soon.