Gilera GP 800 — The Scooter Review

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For as long as have been available have suffered from of an image problem. Scooters are for who can’t ride real is something I’ve often In fact someone said very words to me while I was this very bike. He Get a real bike.

What on does that mean? he meant one that goes Hmmm, can’t be that, scooter goes fast, faster than the … who the ‘real bike’ has ever on two wheels. Maybe it’s to do with the handling?

Nope this scooter handles. it handles as well as any ‘cruiser I’ve ridden. Is it gears does a real motorcycle gears? Ahh, no again. a rash of new automatic motorcycles the market shortly and they’ll all be motorcycles’.

It seems there’s no designation for a ‘real motorcycle’. The time someone mentions the motorcycle’ to me I’ll get them to it to me. Clearly I’m not quite or pig headed enough to understand it.

So riding the GP800 and one could say I was at a ‘slightly illegal’ velocity. I a rise at a stupendous speed and do I see in the distance…the pig headed ‘real guy on his Harley Davidson. Well in a few seconds i’m mere from his rear tire. Mr.

Harley man sees me in his mirrors and turns on new found speed. for him it’s not enough, not nearly at all. To add insult to injury I to pass him on the outside of the next The corner arrives and I casually the bike over then pass Mr.

Harley…oh and I waved at him as I past.

After a few more of spirited riding I pulled at a scenic lookout where motorcycles riders stop to the breeze. A few minutes later Mr. drove by, he looked over and decided not to stop after me sitting there smiling.

the ‘real motorcycle rider’ was by the ‘not real motorcycle and he was a bit embarrassed by it all. He was riding a motorcycle’ but I feel he was lacking in the man department’. Seems us scooter have a secret weapon…the GP800. Watch out motorcycle change is in the air…

The GP800 is the maxi scooter we have had years ago. It my mind that it’s this long for someone in the world to realize that if you a powerful motorcycle engine to a CVT you instantly create the perfect Imagine this. You stop at the no searching for neutral, no swapping to change gears then yourself with the rear if you’re on a hill.

Just look around, relax, and the light turns green simply twist and shazzammmm, you off at rocket speed ahead of all and continue on your way.

The runs an 834cc V-twin that makes 75hp and of torque. Not massive numbers to powerful motorcycles but massive in to any other maxi scooter. the torque on this engine a fantastic CVT transmission and you get rapid and acceleration.

We clocked the Gilera at 5.4 seconds to (62MPH) which is enough to most average motorcycles and much all but the most rapid The real knockout though is it absolutely no skill at all. No the clutch, no battling wheelie’s; twist and go…go fast.

Not in the entire time I rode the did anything — be it bike, plane, cheetah — beat me to the next traffic

Handling wise the GP800 is for a scooter but still a fair way off a performance motorcycle. The suspension a fantastic job of dealing with roads at normal riding but, if you really try and press on the weight starts to show its and the Gilera begins to feel a unsettled. It’s certainly up to at a far more rapid pace to every other scooter to date.

A Burgman 650 would ABSOLUTELY NO chance of keeping up the Gilera GP800, neither in a line or through a section of corners.

Gilera thankfully fitted a set of Brembo discs that more than adequate power for any normal riding and I experience any really noticeable even during high riding. I am however a little the GP800 doesn’t come with ABS brakes as it seems a feature all powerful bikes have nowadays. In fact have committed to running ABS on bike they produce by

Ease of use wise the Gilera is similar to most maxi The bike returned 4.5L/100kms which is actually surprisingly for such a powerful and heavy Don’t expect to return sort of MPG if the bike is ridden in though. The GP800 features a and class leading set of instruments to you up to date with all relevant it even has an outside temperature

This is not as useful as a temp in a car as…well, you’re on the outside and it’s cold you tend to it already. Gilera also you a proper key with a remote for the seat. In my book it’s worth buying the bike for alone.

The bad bits. The GP800 is a fantastic but like most bikes not perfect. The biggest issue the GP800 is weight. Like maxi scooters it simply far more than it should.

I first heard about the I thought all my Christmas’s had come at then I saw how much it weighed. (518lbs) is WAY too much for any kind of two wheeled vehicle. The weight the bike a pain in the … to around and blunts all of its performance Hopefully Gilera and any competing will keep any new performance to well under 200kgs in

Storage on the GP800 is rather compared to competing maxi’s no glove box up front and an under storage area that holds a single full helmet. Finally the powered is great idea but serves no purpose as the highest setting is too low, even for a midget. the centre stand too, damn near impossible to get the on it.

Gilera should really the bike with a six month of Stanazol; powerful steroids are

Summing up the Gilera GP800. really have moved the on with the GP800, it is far and away a superior bike to any other scooter on the market. This is a that totally blurs the between scooter and motorcycle. The is perfectly capable of fast cruising, long distance aggressive A-road carving and it beats the average motorcycle down in town because of its CVT transmission.

Put simply…if you’re in the for a large capacity do everything for all types of riding, there is ONE bike even worth The Gilera GP800. The world’s Superscooter.

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