Gilera Scooters Leicestershire

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Redcar Motorcycles
0116 266 1637
2 Redcar Road
Rat Race Motorcycles
01509 813895
Brookside Works Sileby Rd
Barrow On Soar
Peugeot Scooter Services
0116 2862224
Unit 1 Macks Garage Leicester Rd Enderby
Drayton Croft Motorcycles
0044 0116 262 16
52 Fosse Road North
Coalville Motorcycles
01530 832179
28 Belvoir Road
0116 278 2544
South Wigston
Grand Prix Scooters
Tel:01162 357595
35 Boston Road
Drayton Croft Motorcycles T/A Piaggio Leicester
0116 262 1664
52 Fosse Road North
01572 756552
Unit 7

Gilera Nexus 300

Sunday, 29 June 2008 11:37   
Gilera Nexus 300

Gilera Nexus 300

Ok I hate to whine and whinge but I feel the need to (once more) complain at Piaggio... Hopefully one day they might listen.

Piaggio have released another bike with their "all new 300cc engine" which is... to not put too fine a point on it... a complete waste of time. The new Gilera Nexus 300 replaces the old 250cc bike. I can't see any reason to upgrade if you already own the 250. Power is up by about one Gp that's Gnat Power although torque is slightly better as well up to 23nm. Both peak Hp and Torque are found slightly lower in the rev range... and I mean very slightly... around 500rpm lower.

Gilera 300

This engine is clearly Piaggio Groups attempt to fight back against the dominance of Honda's SH300 which has been ranking at the top of all kinds of sales lists. The fact is this was the perfect chance for Piaggio to have a serious go at them... why not make an engine that is really a 300cc and will compete with honda's 27Hp with similar or even greater power... I would have liked to have seen a 30HP 300cc engine to power the GTS and the Nexus... and no doubt the Runner when they decide to update that. The current "300cc engine" is simply a marketing bluff and a performance sidestep.

The Nexus still looks very good and has some refinements for especially highway cruising with 15" front wheel and reasonably serious brakes etc. I am just disapointed that such a great opportunity to build a seriously world class machine was wasted and the decision to run with this less than inspiring engine looks to mean no real improvement in the forseeable future. Further comment when we ride one but on paper it looks like a very minor improvement on what it replaces.

More whinging will follow when the all new "gilera runner vxr300" is anounced.


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Gilera Runner 180 SP

Back in the day two strokes were the only way to go if you wanted a quick scooter and the Gilera Runner 180 SP was the king of the hill, the big enchilada, the scooter other scooters were afraid of. Riding around on the Runner sent other regular scooters scurrying off like frightened rabbits. Run wee rabbit…run.

Summing up the Gilera is a relativity amusing process because it doesn’t really make much sense on paper. Its hybrid scooter/motorbike design makes it look a bit weird, not ugly…just a bit weird. You certainly get to like it but it takes a little while. It’s definitely not economical to run compared to most modern four strokes and it’s not the most reliable of scooters, oh and doesn’t really handle all that well either.

However…IT DOES GO FAST and as any real man or woman knows, that’s all that really matters. Well at least to idiots like me…and there’s plenty like me. People like me disregard all practical considerations in the desperate pursuit of more and more power. Funnily enough it comes to a whopping total of 21 horsepower which is a lot in scooter land but…well pretty crap in any other terms. However, this is scooter land and 21 horsepower is KING. While other scooters are struggling up a hill or drifting away from the traffic lights the 180SP is bending time itself and warping it’s rider into a another space time dimension. Well…not really, actually that never happens…not once. Why did I even write it? Let’s just ignore it and move on, pretend it never happened. The simple fact is that the Gilera Runner 180 SP was one of the fastest conventional sized scooters available and still is: which is why it continues to be so popular.

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Gilera Runner SP Simoncelli

Friday, 14 November 2008 00:47   
Gilera Runner SP Simoncelli

Gilera are celebrating! The special Simoncelli edition Runner is here.

 Thats right a special edition of the 50cc racing machine has been commissioned to commemorate Marco Simoncelli's Championship victory in the MotoGP 250cc class. It has been 51 years since an Italian won a world championship riding a Gilera and they are making the most of it.

The SP Simoncelli is a redecorated version of the 50cc Runner, it rolls on 14" front and 13" wheels with disc brakes both ends. It is powered by a 4.5hp two-stroke engine. The livery is the Team Metis, Gilera colours with Simoncelli's race number (58) and the sponsors etc placed where they are on the championship winning machine to separate it from the run of the mill Runners.


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