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    Anybody own the Guzzi Audace?

    Was wondering what opinion you had formed about your bike? Am looking at purchasing a new 2016 M/G Audace... your thoughts would be helpful to me. Thanks in advance.

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    There are some folks on wildguzzi.com that own the Audace.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken O. View Post
    Was wondering what opinion you had formed about your bike? Am looking at purchasing a new 2016 M/G Audace... your thoughts would be helpful to me. Thanks in advance.
    Well, about18 months ago when I was looking to buy another bike the Audace was what made my attention turn to Guzzis.

    'Brutally masculine' is a phrase that is sometimes coined when referring to these and although the rider at the time was wearing one of those wannabe WWII German helmets it was certainly that.

    I own a Bellagio and I consider that the Audace is the big brother (style wise) to that.
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    I have a 2015 Cali Custom and its one of the best bikes I've owned out of the 35 odd that have been through the shed. Beautifully finished, rides great and hasn't missed a beat. Every one should have a Guzzi at least once.

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    This was the latest Audace postings that came up on search so will start here, please redirect if not appropriate spot. Loving my new Audace and the inevitable questions on mapping have come into my head. The way the engine braking basically shuts off at 2750 rpm is a crazy maker for me. Having a brisk ride, set up for the corner and it simply coasts...The joy of my old Griso was the ability to simply not use the brakes and enjoy the motors flexibility.

    I understand this is limited to Touring mode but not Veloce? On some of the rougher roads here Veloce makes for abrupt transitions so I rarely use it. What are the secrets oh wise ones?

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    Low speed engine braking exacerbates the driveline backlash and the low speed torque upon acceleration again can make bikes quite a handful in city traffic.
    Probably the biggest issue I have with my bike and I believe that the V9/7 range has far less engine braking because of its target terrain.
    Havent ridden an Audace though.

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    Well thats the thing, it doesn`t have to be low speed. You can be boogieing along in 4th/5th gear on a nice road, drop it down a gear for the corner then it simply coasts and screws up your exit unless you spin it back up. Love the bike so not a deal breaker but if can be exorcised will do it.

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    Ask Mark, he's been working on a map for the Audace but I dunno how close it is to being ready. It's being road tested by our mate Charlie who recently bought one because he could no longer ride his Griso.

    https://www.griso.org/

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    Thanks Pete,sent him an inquiry .

    I`m also on Griso Ghetto so familiar with his good works.
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    Have been in touch with Mark, map still in the works. Will update it progresses.

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    Yeah, I understand there's a lot going on with the 7SM. I think he's working on the Xdf files at the moment.
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    Forgive my ignorance here but how does a map effect engine braking?
    I know that if I leave the fast idle collar rolled on it does promote faster than desired corner entries once the engine has warmed up.

    Thanks.

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    No fast idle collar on Cali 14 Chris, doesn't need it. It's a RBW system and it's probably a result of the TB butterfly being held too far open on a negative throttle. Why? No idea! It might be programmed to do it, it might be a fault. Who knows?

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    Got it, thanks Pete.

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    Not an Audace but I owned a Cali custom for 12 months and for its segment, was a wonderful bike. I have just spent far too many years riding more sports oriented bikes and I had a habit of grounding the foot boards far too easily and regularly than I was used to.

    They are a great bike and very nice to ride though and a good friend has an Eldorado and loves it.

    Edit: Remembered the Audace has footpegs and not boards so may have better ground clearance. Although a heavy bike, they lose their weight and bulk once underway and are surprisingly easy to manouver.
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