2018 ELDORADO 1400

  The flashback effect comes out in the details: the spoke wheels, the fuel tank with chromium sides, the oversize saddle, the rear mudguard with the gem-shaped taillight, the bullhorn handlebar, the passenger grab handle.

With a lower setup thanks to the new sixteen inch spoke wheels that mount whitewall tyres (130/90 on the front and 180/65 on the rear), attention is drawn to the new wraparound mudguards.  Its smooth and generous shape integrates with the new full cover shock absorbers, the gem-shaped rear light cluster and the classic rounded turn indicators.
At the front the Eldorado, like the Touring and Custom models, is also 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 never get on the Eldorado, but rather you settle comfortably into the saddle. Positioned just 724 mm from the ground, the new saddle, together with the generous floorboards an the comfortable bullhorn handlebar grip, is an invitation to take a seat, press the start button and let the asphalt roll under your feet for at least 300 kilometres, which is the minimum range guaranteed by the sculpturesque 21 litre fuel tank.
If the road is a never-ending 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 polished valve covers with Moto Guzzi silk-screened on them and the tight and smoothed cooling fins. 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 system (MGCT) which can be adjusted on three actuation levels in order to increase active safety without impacting performance and riding pleasure.

PRICE: $16,490     Cadre Price  $13,000   



  • Type Four-stroke V 90 twin, four valves, dual ignition, Ride by Wire with 3 engine maps, 3 level adjustable traction control, Cruise Control as standard equipment
  • Capacity 1380cc
  • Maximum power 71 kW (96 HP) at 6,500 rpm
  • Maximum torque 120 Nm at 2,750 rpm
  • Fuel system Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection.
  • Exhaust system Three-way catalyser with lambda probe
  • Gearbox 6-speeds with final overdrive
  • Final drive CA.R.C. Compact Reactive Shaft Drive
  • Clutch Dry single plate with flexible couplings
  • Frame Double cradle tubular frame in ALS steel with detachable rear subframe
  • Wheelbase 1,695mm
  • Front suspension standard swingarm Ø 46 mm, with radical calliper mountain bracket and telescopes on the stanchions
  • Front wheel travel 120 mm
  • Rear suspension swingarm with double shock absorber adjustable spring preload
  • Rear wheel travel 120 mm
  • Brake system Brembo
  • Front brake Dual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons: ABS as standard equipment
  • Rear brake 282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, Brembo floating calliper with
  • 2 parallel pistons: ABS as standard
  • Rear wheel 16 in polished aluminum, spoked with tubeless system, 180/65
  • Front wheel 16″ in polished aluminum, spoked with tubeless system, 130/90
  • Front tire Metzeler Lasertec 100/90- 18 56H TL
  • Rear tire Metzeler Lasertec 130/80 -17 65H TL
  • Length 2445 mm
  • Width 940mm
  • Height 43.8 inches (1,115 mm)
  • Saddle height 740 mm
  • Dry weight 401 lbs (182 kg)
  • Curb weight 701 lbs (314 kg)
  • Fuel tank capacity 5.4 Gallons (20.5 liters)
  • Reserve .66 Gallons (2.5 liters)

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