2008 Gilera GP 800 motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Nothing like the GP 800 has ever been seen Far more than a scooter, the GP 800 is a new species.

The most powerful machine produced by Gilera in a century of history simply definition. More than a here is a new class of twowheeler. a Gilera GP 800 is a totally new and exclusive The power of its amazing 75 bhp engine is by a superbly rigid frame and to the road by a unique chassis.

The GP 800 offers all the comfort and convenience of a around town, plus the of a true sport tourer on the road. And when stationary, the GP aggressive beauty simply power and technology.


The GP 800 is born to amaze. And amaze it from the very first The GP 800’s impressive, dynamic and lines are inspired by the best motorcycling traditions.

The chassis a robust double cradle, tube frame. The 90 V twin boasts electronic ignition, 4 per cylinder, and liquid cooling. engine marks a turning in scooter evolution, and gives the GP 800 the sort of performance that no scooter can rival.

The GP 800 is designed to satisfy the most demanding tourer rider.

The Gilera GP 800 is for the rider who wants all the practicality of a but longs for the sort of performance and that until now only a could hope to deliver. urban commuting becomes a new, thrilling and satisfying The Gilera GP 800 boasts the unbeatable of a scooter, thanks to elegant, and classical sporting lines, manoeuvrability, automatic CVT transmission plenty of engine braking, ergonomics and the carrying capacity of the under-seat storage compartment.

But the destiny of the Gilera GP 800 is sure to be by its unique performance. Power, top and acceleration are all unprecedented, so it’s natural to look beyond the for satisfaction. The Gilera GP 800’s engine and chassis really their mettle on country opening up new horizons for medium and range touring.

On the open the excellent protection afforded by the leg and electrically adjustable windshield unrivalled comfort for rider and Motorways to the beach, mountain and twisting country roads the in front of the Gilera GP 800 knows no

The Gilera GP 800: beyond the

The only engine of its kind in the

Everything about the Gilera GP 800 has designed, developed and made to the road. Each individual choice and technical solution of a revolutionary machine, conceived the first ever 90 V twin engine, and designed to dominate the of scooters. The new 839.3 cc engine liquid cooling,

Magneti electronic fuel injection, a cam, 4 valves per cylinder and spark ignition. It develops a 75 bhp at the crank with a torque of Nm, 95% of which is already available at rpm. These specifications are unique in the scooter world.

On the they translate into an reserve of constantly available and a uniquely smooth ride. to CVT (continuously variable transmission) engine braking effect, commuting is effortless and relaxing, the ideal ratio automatically But when the road leaves the and opens up, the GP 800’s V twin really comes into its placing Gilera’s flagship in a class of its own.

The Gilera GP 800 engine features dry lubrication, and is secured rigidly to the by vibration-damping rubber mountings. drive can therefore be entrusted to a but sophisticated, Regina Z-ring chain. The exhaust system is decoupled from the frame to vibrations.

This 2-in-1 terminates in an aggressively styled with a black heat that adds plenty of to the styling of the GP 800, and emphasises its but sporting nature.

The amazing of the GP 800’s V twin engine been achieved in full of the environment. Emissions have minimised by an advanced closed injection system with oxygen sensor and an exhaust three-way catalytic converter. integrated control of the electronic system also ensures the GP 800 conforms to strict Euro 3

The new twin cylinder power has been designed, developed and entirely in Pontedera, the historical of Piaggio and one of the world’s most engine development and production This engine is born the challenge that the Piaggio has taken on: to offer an ever sophisticated customer a product guarantees performance, reliability and while also leading the in respect for the environment.

A truly chassis

The Gilera GP 800’s cradle frame has been around the engine to embrace it and its exuberant power into precision control. The frame is from a tubular steel with steel reinforcement and plates.

Excellent torsional and rigidity has been built in at all of the development and road testing to deliver an amazing sense of The Gilera GP 800 corners like a motorcycle, reaching angles of of 45 while still delivering handling and amazing road The GP 800 holds the most precise through fast bends, rider input at all times ever exceeding performance

Absolute control is the result. The power of the GP 800’s engine a superbly rigid chassis. and road tests have that the GP 800 has a coefficient of stability at power similar to a motorcycle (1 and almost twice as high as a scooter.

The swingarm catches eye as soon as you see the GP 800. This component symbolises how the Piaggio has drawn on its experience in motorcycle in developing the amazing GP 800. The is in cast aluminium and is secured to the side plates of the frame.

It is by suspension linkages that are by a horizontally mounted, lateral monoshock, adjustable to seven preload settings. Reduced mass and a generous 133 mm of rear travel ensure excellent performance.

The front wheel is also in aluminium, with 41 mm Once again, stability and even under harsh are at a level never previously on any scooter.

The hollow five wheels, 16” at the front and at the rear, are manufactured from alloy in a lost core, casting process to minimise mass and guarantee motorcycle-type handling. Overall performance is helped by standard equipment tyres, 120/70 at the front and at the rear.

The braking system Brembo Gold double floating calipers and two semi-floating 300 mm discs at the front. At the rear, a caliper with two opposed brakes a 280 mm steel disc. braided brake hoses and 4-position brake levers are testimony to the GP 800’s cutting braking system.

The GP 800 is even equipped with a brake operated by a practical on the right of the leg shield.


The Gilera GP 800 is made to amaze when stationary, exhibiting as it abundant power, unrivalled and technical and stylistic solutions are designed for looks as well as

The body is totally innovative for a Alternating concave and convex and a clever use of reflection confers a sense of dynamism. Seen the front, the GP 800 seems to divide the air and the road.

In contrast, the tail is and slender, distinguished by graceful air and terminating in an original double LED light with obvious pretensions.

The nose of the GP 800 is characterised by twinned headlights, a solution to keep the front streamlined and The windshield has been extensively in the wind tunnel and is electrically from a handlebar switch to protection or air penetration to suit conditions.

The bodywork welcomes and the rider who completes the symmetry of the when seated.

The GP 800 reveals its style in the care and attention on every little detail, in the best Italian traditions. is left to chance: the pressed handlebars feature a prestigious design; the passenger footrests away; the seat is upholstered in top materials, and the limited step the rider and passenger sections comfort and control when two up. The storage compartment under the is easily big enough to hold a face helmet.

The GP 800’s which combines analog and instruments, is generous and elegant, as a of this class demands. The to read, classical rev counter and are accompanied by a fuel gauge. The LCD incorporates an odometer, two trip and a clock, and displays outside distance travelled on reserve, a indicator and an engine coolant gauge.

Information on the LCD display can be selected and easily from a mode behind the right hand block.

The instrumentation is completed by a of warning lights and function for the direction indicators, oil pressure, reserve, high beam, check, hazard warning side stand, and parking A LED in the middle of the speedometer flashes the electronic anti-theft system engine immobilizer is engaged.

In respect of Gilera’s racing the GP 800 comes in a choice of sporting schemes. The Graphite Black and Red finishes (both metallic) the aggressive looks of the Gilera GP 800.

Your Gilera GP 800 can become more functional with a of dedicated accessories:

48 litre paint finish top box


Tom Tom sat-nav system with mounting system for the Gilera GP 800

anti-theft system

Leg cover

cover customised with the GP 800


Displacement: 839.3 cc.

69 mm.

Fuel: RON 95 unleaded petrol.

ratio: 10.5: 1.

Max power at 75 bhp (55.16 kW) at 7,250 rpm.

Max 76.4 Nm at 5,750 rpm.

Closed loop system Lambda oxygen sensor and catalytic converter.

Valve SOHC (single overhead 4 valves, electronic fuel

Ignition: Electronic inductive ignition, variable timing. control unit with immobiliser and warning LED. fuel shutoff in case of Twin spark ignition.


Cooling: Liquid three-way thermostat.

Gears: primary drive. CVT (continuously transmission) with engine effect. Chain final

Clutch: Centrifugal clutch.

Double cradle, high tubular steel trellis.

suspension: 41 mm aluminium alloy hydraulic fork; 122 mm wheel

Rear suspension: Aluminium swingarm with laterally horizontal, hydraulic monoshock. spring preload adjustment. 133 mm travel.

Front brake: 300 mm semi-floating stainless steel with two Brembo double floating calipers. Metal brake hose.

Rear 280 mm stainless steel disc; caliper with two opposing Metal braided brake

Front wheel: Die-cast alloy, 3.50×16”.

Rear Die-cast aluminium alloy,

Front tyre: Tubeless 120/70 R 16”.

Rear Tubeless radial, 160/60 R

Length: 2,237 mm

Width: 790 mm at the

Wheelbase: 1,593 mm

Seat 780 mm

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