Gilera Fuoco 500 Review Scooter News and Reviews Scootersales

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If it’s time to take riding experience to the next then it’s time to the Gilera Fuoco 500

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The Gilera is the big daddy of the MP3 family. Sure it has the three wheeled front end supreme grip, and yes it has that polarising effect that the MP3 range has on all who see it. But the Gilera takes the big title with its aggressive front end, and its ‘bigger and than the rest’ 492 cc twin engine.

But firstly style. now had the Fuoco near on a month and that time I have talked about a single as much. A quick run down to the can become an hour long as curios onlookers gather to gaze over the Fuoco, and a short period of trepidation the question “what is it?”

You nothing else compares to the tubular front end; the look could be more at on the set of a Mad Max or Tomb Raider flick. The handlebars and rear rack just add to the robust and utilitarian Even standing still, the has an imposing and powerful stance. So you’re riding the Fuoco, you be shy, and if you are, maybe a full face helmet a tinted visor as everybody have an opinion or a question.

So be ready.

It’s the two wheels up though, that creates the interest. The Piaggio group’s MP3 has been available here for some time, but they’re seen as a curiosity rather the dynamic and technical masterpiece actually are. Never I ridden anything that front end confidence like the

It has an amazing ability to ensure stability and grip, guaranteeing you point it, is the path you’ll

You ride the Fuoco just any other two wheeled machine. A misconception is the fact that think the front end is self but its not. The front is in no way friction or loaded or self righting. The and Fuoco’s are not trikes as we commonly them. Once out of the locked the Fuoco is free to move side to side with a that belies its imposing appearance.

Sure, you need to get to the feeling of a little extra up front, but if you were riding the on a daily basis, then you become accustomed to it in no time at

Any road surface, and I mean any surface, becomes less of a both in your mind, and in Potholes, roundabouts, tram manhole covers and wet surfaces are a thing of the past for us regular two jockeys. Both front working in unison to give the footprint of any common two wheeler, in a tenacious grip through and under brakes that just blow your

The twin rear shocks well to complement the Fuoco’s front end, and offer adjustability for carrying a pillion if

The Fuoco is the ultimate road Around town it’s an point to point machine. you might think it’s a wide for some gaps, but you grasp the fact the Fuoco is about as wide as its handlebars. So disregard the Fuoco as a city as torturous urban conditions are what it is designed to master.

On the road the Fuoco’s bigger capacity devours country although the factory fitted screen will leave you a exposed. This is easily with the taller screen from the Gilera options making freeway travel a and realistic expectation.

And while we are talking about the in motion we need to give the spark engine a deserved I’ve ridden my fair of scooters powered by the venerable ‘Master’ engine, and the twin version that drives the is an absolute gem. Powerful, and rev-happy is something I wouldn’t associate with the Italian big yet the Fuoco changes this and feels somewhat refined.

The twin spark plugs a clean and thorough detonation of the mix, which increases while reducing fuel and emissions. It really is a pleasure to and let me reiterate; riding the big Gilera the city is no chore as this torque and sense of urgency do what you want, when you with a level of refinement separate’s itself from large single cylinder

Seating on the Fuoco is relaxed and The seat cushion is flat but not too and it’s an easy reach to the ATV inspired bars. Everything is in the position for ease of use, and the extra on the Fuoco you need to about is the switch to electronically and unlock the front end. You can do when moving slowly or stationary which is a gem when or just stopped at the lights. The stand has become obsolete!

Gilera Fuoco 500
Gilera Fuoco 500

A twist on the throttle overrides the locking feature, so you don’t go barrelling into the first with the scooter upright a bar stool, and a pressure sensor in the prevents the engine from (and thus unlocking the end) if you’re not actually on the scoot.

Storage was something that also surprised me. that the Fuoco was missing the ‘boot’ of its MP3 siblings I was still by the amount of storage space. A face helmet and other like a jacket will fit underneath the Fuoco seat, locked away.

And if you do need to more, then you have of tie-down points and storage on the rear rack.

The multi function dash you all the information at a glance. And if you need to your tripmeter or you want to see how it is, you the flick through the different using the mode switch on the well within reach. A analogue speedo and tachometer complement the Gilera brands heritage, and provide an easy reference, at a glance.

The Fuoco has under fire for the rear end not up with the technically superior end, or the Fuoco being too and needing more power. will say you can never have grunt, but riding one up or two up, the power and of the Fuoco was ample. I was more impressed with the 492cc spark engine; comparing it to the ‘Master’ unit, and for me its chalk and

The criticism of its handling on the other would only be an issue up a purpose built sports in a race track type The Fuoco is a machine in its own league; so footed, it’s crazy and not could I find the limit of the grip in normal riding

So there you have it. The only you could ever discount the would be if it’s outlandish was just a little too much to with. At $13990, some may say a little rich; but live it, as I have over an extended and you’ll see the Gilera oozes The extra grip, confidence handling and increased levels of that the Gilera has over a two wheeled machine just that difference for me.

And not to mention all the other scooter we love like storage, and the ease of twist and go.

The Gilera 500, you get my vote any day of the week.

Gilera Fuoco 500
Gilera Fuoco 500
Gilera Fuoco 500
Gilera Fuoco 500
Gilera Fuoco 500
Gilera Fuoco 500
Gilera Fuoco 500


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