Gilera Motorcycle History

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Gilera Saturno 500

Gilera Motorcycle History


The history of the Gilera company began in the early with the launch of the VT 317, the motorcycle designed by Giuseppe in 1909. After the first War, Gilera’s 500cc motorbikes won the top international races.

The saw the arrival of overhead motorcycles the Quattro Bulloni 500 and the Otto The 1936 year marked the of the Rondine, a futuristic racing with compressor and 500cc engine.

The Rondine set a host of records (274.181 km/h on a kilometer in 1937: a feat remained unbeaten for nearly 20 and took Dorino Serafini to the European Championship title.

the war, Gilera returned the new Saturno 500 and a range of medium-small On the race track, the new four-cylinder motorcycles dominated the MotoGP Championship, the stars of epic with Norton, Moto and MV Agusta, and won six motorcycle rider between 1950 and 1957.

Masetti was MotoGP World in 1950 and 1952, followed by Duke #57 (three world titles) and Libero Liberati title). Gilera also up six constructors world titles, Tourist Trophy (TT) seven Italian titles and a record-breaking victory by Bruno in the Milan-Taranto.

Overall, by the time of its withdrawal motorcycle racing in 1957, had won 40 World Grand Prix It was a redoubtable competitor in off-road races too, dominating the Six Days events.

On the market, made its reputation with its touring bikes – Giubileo, Turismo, Sport – turning out production figures; its top-of-the-range in addition to the Saturno (the of Italy’s armed forces) the 300 Bicilindrica.

In 1969 Gilera the Piaggio Group, which the historic two-ring brand by on production of medium and medium-small and a range of road and off-road

Gilera’s performance in Cross and races revived the traditional of its name, with the support of innovations such as the futuristic 125 Cross.

With the 1980s came a new dual-shaft single-cylinder engine 350 and 500cc, later in a 600cc which reached its peak on the RC series (600 and 750), two class victories in the Paris-Dakar and in the Rally. In the 125 class, Gilera led the field with the all-powerful and the futuristic CX125.

Gilera to the 250 cc Moto GP World Championship in and 1993. Production was transferred to in 1993, where the brand on development of sport scooters the Runner, an innovative road now available in four-… four-value 125 and versions.

In 2000, Gilera its range with the revolutionary an automatic that took the concept into a new dimension. The end of saw the debut of the Nexus maxi-scooter, Gilera’s return to the 500cc More than 40 horsepower, design solutions, and easy made the Nexus the sportiest on the market.

In 2007, the Gilera GP 800 was the and most powerful scooter to date. The scooter had it all: engine, 8 valves, 839cc, injection, liquid cooled, and 75 The Gilera GP 800 was the link between the and pleasure of a mid-range model and the features of a scooter with capacity, aerodynamic protection and comfort.

The other outstanding new entry, in was the Gilera Fuoco: with its design and dual-ignition, electronic 500cc engine, the Fuoco is the for the Piaggio Group’s exclusive technology: a fundamental development in and riding pleasure.

In 2001 the brand made an unexpected when it entered the 125 class Championship, a return to racing possible by the Piaggio Group’ of Spain’s Derbi. With driver Manuel Poggiali of San Marino), Gilera was one of the leaders in the 125

On May 20, 2001, at Le Mans, Manuel a spectacular race to finish in the French Grand Prix and put back on top of the podium.

By the end of the season, had scored two more victories Portuguese GP in Estoril and the Comunitat GP) and crowned an extraordinarily consistent to become 125 World Champion, another title to the Gilera of fame, 44 years after the world title won by Libero

In 2002 it returned to defend its Once again Poggiali set the with races, like the win at that have gone in motorcycling history. With victories Poggiali fought to the last 125cc GP but closed in the position.

The 2003 year  was a of transition. After two successful the team began a difficult of reconstruction to equip itself for a a painstaking task away the spotlight of the podium, but one that its rewards in the 2004 championship.

For the time since its return to Gilera opened the season two riders: Stefano Perugini and Lai.

Following the integration of into the Piaggio Group, returned to MotoGP in 2006, Marco Simoncelli, a young from the Romagna region of racing in the 250 class. In 2007, efforts doubled with Locatelli, a veteran of MotoGP alongside the late Simoncelli .

Gilera’s first ever 250 win came in the 2008 season the late Marco Simoncelli to victory in the Italian GP at Mugello. He the feat in the very next GP in Simoncelli, who … in a crash Sepang MotoGP in 2011, on to win the German, Japanese, and Australian GPs as and in the Malaysian GP took the 2008 World Championship title in the class.

Once again an riding a Gilera was the World 51 years after Libero Completing a season of triumphs, Simoncelli also won the last in Valencia, on his Gilera 58, sporting a livery to mark the brand’s one anniversary.

In 2009 Simoncelli’s of the title got off to a difficult start, an accident during training him to miss the first race in and slowed his performance during the races.

Even so, he scored six and competed for the title right up to the GP. But a slip during the Valencia destroyed his dream of a repeat title. This was also the year of the 250cc class, Gilera left the World with the final 250cc

Gilera MotoGP | Motorcycle Titles

1952 – MotoGP / 500 cc

– MotoGP / 500 cc

1954 – MotoGP / 500 cc

– MotoGP / 500 cc

1957 – MotoGP / 350 cc

– MotoGP / 500 cc

Gilera MotoGP | Racer Titles

1950 – Masetti, Italy – 500 cc


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