2016 Moto Guzzi Audace "Hejira" 1400

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 chromium 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 Audace.

Price: $14,990.00 plus feight, setup, and tax, $50 document fee, and title transfer / tab renewal unless verifiable out-of-state residency. All prices reflect a 2% discount for payment by cash, check, wire transfer, direct deposit, debit card, or through financing.

Save: price listed reflects a $4,400 reduction (includes Guzzi's rebate) good through September 30, 2017

About the "Hejira"In 2015, we had the opportunity to preview new-arriving Moto Guzzi cruisers with a group of our customers. We saw the Audace, Eldorado, and MGX-21. By far the majority liked the Audace best.

But that was just based on looks. When the bikes arrived, many people didn’t like the ergonomics of the Audace; the handlebars were just too far forward. And, no one was pleased to learn that no hard saddlebag kits were available and that the windshields from the other 1400s didn’t transfer over either. To keep with the non-gloss theme of the bike, we chose leather-covered hard plastic saddlebags.

So we worked out ways to mount the windshield and saddlebags and adapted a more upright handlebar. But we kept in mind that this was not to be a fully decked-out touring bike. We wanted to honor what Guzzi built but embellish it, not bury it.

As for the name, a “Hejira” was the title of a Joni Mitchell album and means a journey to a more desirable place. 



Type: 90° V-twin engine, 4-stroke, 4 valves, double ignition
Cooling: air and oil with an independent cooling pump. Oil radiator with thermostat controlled fan.
Engine capacity: 1380 cm³
Bore and stroke: 104 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio: 10.5 : 1
Maximum power: 71 kW (96 HP) at 6500 rpm
Maximum torque: 87 ft-lb - 120 Nm @2750 rpm
Fuel supply / Ignition: 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
Starter: Electric
Spark plugs: NGK LMAR8F, 2 per cylinder
Exhaust system: stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe
Type approval EPA and CARB


Gearbox: 6 speeds with final overdrive
Final drive: double cardan joint and fixed bevel gear seat
Clutch: single-disc with integrated anti-vibration buffer


Chassis: steel tubing, closed double cradle with elastic-kinematic engine mounting system to isolate vibrations.
Wheelbase: 66.3 in - 1685mm
Trail: 6.1 in - 155 mm
Headstock angle: 32°
Steering angle: 38°
Front suspension: Ø 46 mm hydraulic telescopic fork, with radial calliper mounting brackets
Front wheel travel: 4.7 in - 120 mm
Rear suspension: swingarm with double shock absorber with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping.
Rear wheel travel: 4.3 in - 110 mm
Front brake: dual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons
Rear brake: 282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons
Wheels: Aluminium alloy
Front tire: 130/70 R 18”
Rear tire: 200/60 R 16”


Length: 96.2 in. - 2445 mm
Width: 40.5 in. - 1030mm
Height: 57.4 in. - 1460 mm
Saddle height: 29.1 in. - 740 mm (Opt: 28.3 in. - 720 mm)
Minimum ground clearance: 6.4 in. - 165 mm
Curb weight: 701 lbs. - 318 Kg
Fuel tank capacity: 5.4 gal. - 20.5 litres
Reserve: 1.3 gal. - 5 litres

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Stock Status
In Stock
MSRP: $19,390.00
Less Reduction: -$3,400.00
Less rebate: -$1,000.00
Sale price: $14,990.00
Freight to dealer: $500.00
Setup: $310.00
Document fee: $50.00
Tax: $1,752.40
License: $275.00
Total: $17,877.40
*Tax and license fees apply to Washington State residents only.