This is the first sighting of a new Moto Guzzi V7 variant which appears to be taking the aggressive styling of the larger 1400cc Audace, but adding it to the 744cc V-twin – which should make it A2 licence compliant.
The larger 1400cc Audace is a high-end motorcycle that offers a more aggressive take on the 1400cc California underpinnings, but this new Audace will widen the potential customer base massively. While the large Audace costs over £15,000, we would expect this smaller-capacity variant to cost around £8000.
The styling overhaul is fairly dramatic, thanks to the balloon front tyre, cast alloy wheels, black painted parts and a reshaped fuel tank, seat unit and exhausts.
The bike was spotted outside the Moto Guzzi factory in Northern Italy in what looks like almost completely finished form, suggesting it will be launched at the Milan motorcycle show this November.