MOTO GUZZI ELDORADO
The fleet of large Moto Guzzis expands with the new Eldorado, the modern and luxurious heir to the unforgettable "850" that made its fortune in the States more than 40 years ago. Eldorado 1400, with a strong and unique tradition, is the latest and best example of the heritage range available from the Moto Guzzi brand which now expands with a great new vintage classic.
Eldorado is a luxurious motorcycle on the cutting-edge of technology which, powered by the largest V Twin ever manufactured in Europe, is a perfect interpretation of the most genuine Guzzi spirit. The new Eldorado is a true flagship in the bike world, embodying a splendid tradition in an increasingly solid present. And it does so looking decidedly to the future: chromium inserts and finely crafted details combine with LED lights and come together in classic lines that bring Moto Guzzi into a new dimension where refinement speaks Italian.
MOTO GUZZI ELDORADO: BACK TO THE FUTURE
Forty-eight years of history This is the calling card of the by now legendary Moto Guzzi 90° V Twin designed by engineer Giulio Cesare Carcano. From its first appearance on the V7, this legendary powerplant has been modified into countless versions and on a vast range of motorcycles.
It was in the third evolution of the 90° V Twin that Moto Guzzi breathed life into the Eldorado. The year was 1972. Less than two years earlier, on the wave of a surprising supply of 750cc V7 bikes to the LAPD (the Los Angeles Police Department), the first Guzzi California was born and, on the same base, the luxurious Ambassador. In the constant displacement increase, Carcano's twin cylinder had already been taken from 700 to 757 cc and, with a third increase in size, the 850 cc version was born. With this engine the Eldorado was made as a replacement for the Ambassador with an even more complete, refined and luxurious model, but also one that would be able to provide a powerful and satisfying ride.
The goal was clearly achieved: “if Roman gods had ridden motorcycles, the Moto Guzzi Eldorado would have been chosen by Bacchus.” In the late '60s this was how the American Cycle World magazine concluded their test of the luxurious Italian bike, the latest evolution of the 90° V-twin with cardan final drive just introduced in the States. The metaphor effectively highlighted the intoxication experienced on a modern, powerful, luxurious and fast bike, painstakingly studied down to the smallest details and extremely satisfying to ride.
More than forty years later this extraordinary experience is repeated in the shape and substance of the new Eldorado. By looking at the Eldorado 1400 one can see clearly how this Moto Guzzi has preserved the personality of its ancestor, drawing it from the past to the future along the path of technological evolution and stylistic continuity.
It's a bike that, even when it is parked, evokes the travelling spirit, the hundreds of kilometres travelled with that perfect feeling between rider and mount, as the fundamental component of the Moto Guzzi soul. A bike with a powerful identity with a fiercely proud Italian heritage which comes onto the scene as a global traveller, at home in any latitude, able to bring to mind spaces which, from coast to coast, cross over faraway continents.
This is how designer Miguel Galluzzi, who is in charge of the Piaggio Group PADC at Pasadena, introduces it: “At 94 years of glorious Moto Guzzi history, a new wind of passion has pushed us to explore new horizons for this prestigious brand, not to mention the most important milestones. Great respect for tradition combined with a search for the best possible technology and the purest Italian design leads us today in the creation of the best Moto Guzzi bikes ever built. Searching for new horizons should be understood not only in terms of technique, but also as new riding experiences. All of this is blended in the soul of the new Moto Guzzi Eldorado: a bike designed to evoke riding excitement, the joy of ownership and admiration down to the smallest details like no other bike can do."
The flashback effect comes out in the details: the spoked wheels, the oversized saddle, the rear mudguard with the gem-shaped taillight and the bullhorn handlebar. Even the fuel tank is full of appeal: the two-tone paint is accentuated by a teardrop motif characterised by a mirror-finish chrome treatment. A twin white coachline (Eldorado is available in Nero Classico and Rosso Pregiato) protected by another layer of clearcoat adds an even more prestigious touch to the tank and emphasises its lines. The front and rear mudguards and side panels are also highlighted by a dual white coachline under another protective layer of clearcoat, which ends in a point evocative of the tip of apaintbrush. The Moto Guzzi Eldorado logo takes its stylistic inspiration from the unforgettable Eldorado 850 badge. Also, the passenger saddle is mounted on a chromed luggage rack with built-in grab-handle: when needed, the passenger saddle can be easily removed to make plenty of room for luggage.
Eldorado's spoked wheels, both sixteen inches, mount classic whitewall tyres (130/90 on the front and 180/65 on the rear), which draw attention to the new wraparound mudguards. The wheel rims themselves are in unpainted polished aluminium, with an inner rim width of 3.5" (front) and 5.5" (rear): true works of art that manage to combine the most classic style with the modern technology of tubeless tyres. The front end has a particularly “clean” design which enhances the powerful front end, whereas the rear, on the other hand, is the most distinctive stylistic element on this ultra elegant Moto Guzzi. Its smooth and decisive shape integrates with the new full cover shock absorbers, the gem-shaped rear light cluster and the classic rounded turn indicators.
The Eldorado is easily distinguishable by its original complex surface headlight with polyelliptical light equipped with LED daylight running light (DRL). Speaking of digital technologies, the instrumentation is particularly satisfying, contained in a 150 mm diameter circular panel with the analogue rev counter scale finding its place along the external circumference and a multifunction full-matrix suspended display at the centre, all packaged neatly, like a luxury watch, in a bright chromium housing.
You don't climb onto the Eldorado - you settle comfortably into the saddle. Situated at just 740 mm from the ground, the new seat, generous floorboards and comfortable chromium plated cowhorn tapered handlebars simply cry out for you to sit down, press the start button and let the tarmac roll past under your wheels.
If the road ahead is an endless Interstate Highway you can activate cruise control by pressing the button on the right-hand electric block and sail along as you listen to the throbbing 90° V-twin filtered by the big block's elastic-kinematic mounting system, knowing that if you need or desire it, the cardan final drive will be ready to unleash up to 120 Nm onto the tarmac at 2,750 rpm. Technically unchanged, the twin cylinder confirms its monumental architecture enhanced by the valve covers painted black with Moto Guzzi laser printed on them and the tight and smoothed cooling fins crafted with a facing technique, the same popular and precious method used to make the passenger footrest brackets.
The engine is an absolute benchmark in its category for engine capacity-performance-consumption ratio thanks to excellent thermodynamic performance combined with advanced Ride-by-wire multimap electronic management. This technology allows the rider to choose one of three engine management maps: Turismo, Veloce and Pioggia. And that's not all: the dynamic performance of the vehicle is also kept under control by its latest generation traction control (MGCT) which can be adjusted on three actuation levels in order to increase active safety without impacting performance and riding pleasure. The Eldorado's chassis was developed with the goal of increasing precision and ease of riding: the stiffness of the frame, the choice of tyres, the trail and the suspension calibration are all perfectly harmonised to increase the Eldorado's ride to levels which are unheard of on bikes with similar characteristics.
THE MOTO GUZZI MEDIA PLATFORM CONNECTS ELDORADO TO THE WORLD
The innovative multimedia platform makes its début on the Eldorado at the service of Moto Guzzi riders. MG-MP, available as optional equipment, is the innovative multimedia system which allows you to connect the bike to your smartphone and consequently to the web. With this application, downloadable free from App Store and Google Play, your smartphone (iPhone or Android) becomes an actual sophisticated on board multifunctional computer and the link between the vehicle and the Internet.
The wireless connection allows you to simultaneously see important information about the vehicle on your smartphone screen so you will always have your trip parameters under control. The touch screen on your smartphone lets you view five parameters at a time, selected by the rider from a vast menu including speedometer and tachometer, engine power and torque, instant and average fuel consumption, average speed and battery voltage, longitudinal acceleration and extended trip computer. The “Eco Ride” helps to limit fuel consumption and to maintain an eco-compatible riding style, providing a summary assessment of the results achieved during the trip.
You can also store your trip data and review it later on your computer or directly on the app so you can analyse your route along with the vehicle performance parameters.
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.
MG-MP includes the “Grip Warning” feature which replicates the traction control indications for maximum visibility and provides information on your riding style in real time with relation to the road surface. A dedicated warning light alerts the rider in the event of poor grip. With the synergistic use of gyroscopes and vehicle signals, your iPhone/iPod becomes a sophisticated roll angle indicator on turns thanks to a proprietary algorithms developed specifically for the new Moto Guzzi. You can set the thresholds for roll angle, running speed and rpms so that when they are exceeded the relative warning lights will come on or flash on the virtual dashboard.
A VAST RANGE OF DEDICATED ACCESSORIES
Moto Guzzi has always been synonymous with strong personality, attention to detail, innovation and unmistakeable style. All of the accessories for Guzzi bikes are created with the same characteristics in order to provide owners of Eagle Brand motorcycles the opportunity to make their bikes unique and personal without altering the DNA, but rather enhancing it in the trend of an inimitable tradition.
For Eldorado the mission is to enrich the aesthetic experience and the "heritage character of the bike, nevertheless without losing sight of functionality and "lounge" comfort on two wheels. A range of more than 50 items tells this story, made up of carefully crafted details, comfort and simple and pure beauty.
"JOURNEY" ALUMINIUM MIRRORS
Made from billet aluminium, these bring even more elegance to the Eldorado. This pair of mirrors embodies the maximum in manufacturing technology expressed in some special machining done on three axes. Already approved for use in all countries.
"JOURNEY" ALUMINIUM HAND GRIPS
Made from billet aluminium, they enhance your bikes handlebar, giving it a personalised and elegant look. They are installation-ready for "Round" hand grip ends.
"ROUND" ALUMINIUM HAND GRIP ENDS
The "Round" hand grip ends, made from billet aluminium, match the "Journey", hand grips, perfectly completing the style and aesthetics of your bike.
"SHOW OFF" ALUMINIUM CLUTCH AND BRAKE LEVER
Made from billet aluminium, thanks to their feel and adjustments, these levers increase riding comfort, enhancing the look of the bike.
"JOURNEY" ALUMINIUM REAR BRAKE LEVER KIT Cover made in billet aluminium. Combined with the brake pedal cover, this kit personalises and enhances the rear brake control.
"JOURNEY" ALUMINIUM REAR BRAKE PEDAL KIT
Pedal cover made in billet aluminium with machining that guarantees maximum grip. Combined with the rear brake lever cover, this kit significantly enhances the look of the brake control.
"JOURNEY" ALUMINIUM GEAR SHIFT LEVER KIT
Cover made in billet aluminium for the gearbox control.
FORK STANCHION COVERS
The chromium finish fork stanchions match the other aluminium elements on the vehicle in order to enhance the side areas.
BRAKE AND CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER COVER KIT
Special brake and clutch master cylinder covers made from billet aluminium with polished scratch-resistant finish.
REAR BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR COVER
This is made from billet aluminium with polished finish. It completely covers the brake fuel reservoir body without interfering with its operation. It is also characterised by its extreme ease of installation.
FRONT MUDGUARD BADGE
Made in laser-cut stainless steel and hand polished. Mounting it on the mudguard is guaranteed by the special stainless steel brackets. It elegantly completes the bike's classic look.
ALUMINIUM FORK CAP COVERS
Made from billet aluminium and easy to install, these covers are stably secured to the screws that close the fork stanchions with a small steel screw.
FRONT BRAKE DISC COVER KIT
Made from laser-cut and mirror polished stainless steel, thanks to particularly precise machining these are easy to install on the front wheel discs with billet aluminium fastening bushings. They give your bike a cruiser look.
MACHINED HEAD COVERS – GREY
Elegant painted cylinder head covers with special faced machining. These are a special element to personalise the vehicle.
CYLINDER HEAT SHIELDS KIT
Each heat shield is made from mirror polished stainless steel with ABS inserts that improve the design and protect from the heat generated by the cylinder to provide a safer and more comfortable ride.
FRONT ENGINE GUARD
Made in chromium piping and designed by the Moto Guzzi Style Centre, these follow the lines of the bike. They provide specific protection for the engine and the rider's legs.
CHROMIUM PLATED TANK SIDE COVERS
The tank side covers personalise the style of your bike, making it a true “custom”.
BLACK CHROMIUM PLATED TOURING HANDLEBAR
The black chromium plated handlebar lets you maintain optimum riding position to control your bike. It should be oiled periodically to protect the chromium and keep it shiny.
HEADS GUARD KIT
Special lateral cylinder guards made in billet aluminium with a mirror polished finish. They match the style and design of the bike perfectly. The come complete with mirror polished stainless steel mounts.
Reclinable rider footpegs in mirror polished billet aluminium, they maintain the same riding ergonomics as the factory parts but they provide a lighter and personalised design in line with the style of the bike.
FOLDING PASSENGER FOOTPEGS
Made from billet aluminium with mirror polish. They can be horizontally adjusted to four different positions with a spring mechanism which facilitates optimum positioning.
SUPPLEMENTARY LIGHTS KIT
The supplementary lights provide better visibility for night riding and they match the look of the vehicle perfectly thanks to their chromium finish.
Special washers made in billet aluminium to personalise the style of your Eldorado.
APPROVED EXHAUST KIT
Approved Akrapovic Slip-on exhaust These have a style similar to the factory exhaust but with a dedicated finish and specific bottom.
EXHAUST BOTTOM KIT
Chromium plated bottoms for application on the factory exhaust. They extend the profile of the silencers.
Reduced size windshield. Made in impact-resistant and scratch-resistant material. DOT Approved. It mounts easily thanks to the lowered supports (available for purchase separately).
Medium size impact-resistant and scratch-resistant windshield. Also DOT Approved.
LOWERED WINDSHIELD MOUNTING KIT
Heavy-duty, reduced size mounting kit equipped with specific brackets to mount the windshield.
STANDARD WINDSHIELD MOUNTING KIT
Heavy-duty, standard size mounting kit equipped with specific brackets to mount the windshield.
Windshield made in impact-resistant and scratch-resistant material, DOT approved.
Large size windshield made from impact-resistant and scratch-resistant material. DOT Approved.
WINDSHIELD AIR DEFLECTORS
Deflectors to be applied in the area under the windshield in order to increase riding protection and comfort.
GPS MOUNT KIT
Polished stainless steel mount for installation of a satellite navigation system.
HEATED HAND GRIPS
For those who love to go on long trips in any season. Easy to install thanks to the installation-ready set up of the bike.
Elegant and functional handlebar bag made in Cordura and natural leather that frames the Moto Guzzi brand, handy for carrying small items. Its functionality is guaranteed by easy installation and removal from the vehicle handlebar.
LEATHER TANK BAG
Expandable leather bag with practical pockets and a carry handle, fits onto tank cover with quick release clips and an adjustable fastener. Includes rain cover.
STRAP FOR LEATHER TANK BAG
Made from leather, it follows the profile of the fuel tank and allows you to mount the dedicated bag.
PAIR OF LEATHER SIDE PANNIERS
Pair of black leather side panniers with a classic cut, 23 l capacity each. They are fastened to subframes with a lock that prevents them from being removed. They contain an adjustable shoulder strap for easy carrying. A waterproof cover protects them from the rain.
SIDE BRACKETS KIT FOR PANNIERS
Mounting kit for leather side panniers.
ELDORADO "EAGLE" MOTORCYCLE COVER
Made to measure cover for indoor use to protect your bike from gathering dust when parked in the garage. It is made from an elastic fabric with a special graphic.
ELDORADO "EAGLE" MOTORCYCLE COVER WITH TOP BOX
Made to measure cover for indoor use to protect your bike from gathering dust when parked in the garage. It is made from an elastic fabric with a special graphic. Version for vehicle fitted with rear top box.
ELECTRONIC ANTITHEFT KIT
Latest generation self powered alarm system with wireless remote control Its features include: engine lock, built-in motion sensor, high level of protection.