Gilera Nexus 500 Review Motorcycle Trader New Zealand

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Gilera Nexus 500

Gilera Nexus 500 Review

Nexus 500

Purists will sniff at the Nexus and complain in an attempt to offer a bit of both — motorcycle and scooter it’s neither and thus between the cracks. But that the point. The Nexus combines the of both breeds and has been to be different and distinctive — and suggests the same about its

It’s visually appealing, fun to and impossible not to like.

Sharp, styling, alloy wheels, fat disc brakes, a silencer commands attention, the bold job — well, it’s an sight, with performance to

Powered by a 460cc, single water-cooled, four-… engine, the has plenty of muscle. With valves, fuel injection technology and forced air induction, the develops around 40bhp providing for crisp departures traffic lights as well as smooth cruising at 100kph.


As with most the Nexus is an easy-to-operate, twist-and-go no clutch or gears. It weighs in at 200kg, which might a little heavy for a scooter, but the carried low and is nicely distributed, so it easily. No problems negotiating snarl-ups.

With the motorcycle-style and adjustable suspension, the designers also created a one-size-fits-all of scooter. The variable set-up for an adjustable seat height, and courtesy of a 15-position strut the swing-arm and chassis. In addition, the seat is a seven-position, adjustable absorber.

Between them, it’s to create the perfect fit and level of comfort for every rider.

Up the suspension configuration features a of 41mm hydraulic telescopic tubes — firm and

Like any self-respecting cafe it carries a nice pair of road-adhering tyres, and in conjunction an unusual, integrated braking the machine stops with The integrated braking system three discs — two in and one at the rear. But unlike most systems, this one is fitted a distribution valve.

As on conventional the brakes are operated by the handlebar The right operates the right-hand disc, while the left operates the left-hand front and the disc. Unusual, but effective, when you use them together.

The power plant and suspension cope easily with riding, and for the budget-conscious rider, a fairly efficient configuration. My city) riding returned per tank of fuel (14.5 — and I’d imagine would improve on the open

Digital for Dummies

If you’re the of commuter who enjoys the mental required for calculating fuel and average speed on the hop — you’ll have a good with the Nexus. The designers incorporated a standalone digital panel into the instrument

Operated by a toggle lever on the handle grip, it relays trip information: mean top speed, mean fuel service reminders — and a of other things that a thorough reading of the manual to Don’t forget to watch the

Other neat features the immobiliser in the key (which also you flip open the seat Under the seat is enough for a full-face helmet and a power to charge your mobile

A particularly thoughtful feature is the facility: vents at ankle on either side of the centre that will be very on chilly mornings. The designers also provided a three-position windshield, allowing the Nexus to be near perfectly to your preferences. Makes for comfortable

Gilera Nexus 500
Gilera Nexus 500

The only disappointment? The occasional with the bodywork detail. of the panels and lids on the storage don’t fit as precisely as others. almost as though the mouldings suffered slight warping.

It a little from the otherwise classy, streamlined effect, and it look as though there is any for tweaking.

All up, though, a responsive, scooter that will heads at every intersection, and of fun-factor vibes.

Specifications Gilera Nexus 500

Retails $10990

Engine: 460cm3, cylinder, four …, valves

Bore and …: x 69mm

Compression ratio: 10.5:1

38mm throttle body and injector

Dry weight: 199kg

capacity: 14.5 litres, 2-litre reserve

Gilera Nexus 500
Gilera Nexus 500
Gilera Nexus 500
Gilera Nexus 500


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