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Gilera Fuoco 500

Gilera Fuoco 500

Gilera are known for building sporty breaking scooters, the original two Gilera Runner 180 paved the way for the scooter boom of the late then the flagship Gilera 500 set new standards, they also the mould with their but let’s not forget about the Fuoco 500, an aggressive looking wheeled machine if ever we saw

The Fuoco is the twisted offspring of the Piaggio MP3. Take the wheeled technology from the MP3 and build an aggressive looking vehicle around a 40hp engine and you end up with the Fuoco If looks could kill scooter would be deadly, a fantastic, Mad Max style creation for road warriors.

There’s no that the Fuoco is a great scooter, from the front it has the of an SUV, with black bars protecting the aggressively fairing and radiator. The rear end may not be as radical as the front but it has a pair of tail lights and a spacious area behind the dual The underseat storage area quite as big as on some scooters but still a useful space to your weapons…erm, I mean the

You also get a nice digital on the instrument panel, which everything from temperature and level to trip distance and There is also a separate and rev counter, as well as a host of lamps, including the all important tilt lock light, lets you know when the body is locked.

The art of riding your feet up is a bit strange to with but after a few minutes you to trust the locking mechanism and a push of a button you can coast to a without touching the floor. the throttle again and it releases and you’re away, wicked. though because if you let the scooter fully at a standstill its weight tip it over.

The Fuoco utilises the 492cc spark Piaggio Master but the unusual front end means the is quite a weighty beast and at it’s not surprising that it a few seconds for the scooter to get into its from a standing start. that though it’s not a scooter and once you hit the midrange plenty of fun to be had, it’ll do a top of around 90mph.

In traffic the will filter as well as any scooter and is easy to handle you get used to locking the body. like the Piaggio MP3, the is an exceptional bit of kit and you can lean it as far and as hard as you

After trying as hard as to part company with the whilst doing multiple circuits on a gravel covered car (try doing that on a scooter) I gave it up as a bad job and tried to the scooter by performing massive from about 45 mph. only the rear brake, it was to leave a huge dark on the tarmac and steer the scooter you want it to go, perfect for real stops. Use the twin front and the rear together in anger and you can it faster than almost any scooter on the road, superb and fun!

The thing about the front suspension and extra is that it’s more just a gimmick, it may look (which will attract buyers for novelty alone) but it works. As a safety aid it is a great but it’s not the kind of safety that hinders your think of it as an extra ten miles per around your favourite and you’ll start to realise why it sense. If anything the extra provided by the third wheel a little bit of excitement to what can be ‘just another ride.’

Since it’s launch in in 2007 the Fuoco has gathered around the world but the model with most of the Gilera was phased out in the UK. Parent company have chosen to concentrate on the MP3 and range instead. There are quite a few used models though and you can pick a 2008 up from as little as £2600, is quite a lot of scooter for the money.

Have a good look a used Fuoco though, front end will be expensive if it wrong. The Fuoco can only be on a full bike licence, some dealers/owners have the front end to make it meet loosely) the requirements of a trike. If not got a full bike licence but can a car you’re better off looking at an LT, which does meet the although we’d still you to take some form of training for your own safety.


Engine: 492cc cylinder, liquid cooled, 4 electronic fuel injection

40hp @7250 rpm

Brakes: 240mm front discs, 280mm rear hydraulic with floating two piston Parking brake locks wheel

Wheels: Tyres: Front 120/70-12” 51S. Rear: 68S

Suspension: Front suspension: composed of four aluminium supporting two steering tubes, suspension. Travel: 85 mm. Electro-hydraulic locking system.

Rear Oscillating engine fixed to the with a swinging arm and two dual hydraulic shock absorbers four-position spring preload. 110 mm

Seat Height: 785mm

Dry: 244kg

Tank 12 litres

Colours: Demon Emotion Red

Price: Used:

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