Long term test Gilera Fuoco 500 : 1 year, 10 000km Asso-scooter

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Gilera Fuoco 500

Long term test Fuoco 500. 1 year, 10 000km

The Fuoco 500 on a long term it’s an exceptionnal scooter.

I live in Paris and I ride a day to get to work. It’s mainly The choice of a scooter to run this was almost obvious. It requires 20 to 30 mn, to door.

If I go by metro, it takes transportation time only.

Fuoco Face

Pourquoi le ?

Before the Gilera Fuoco 500 I had a X9, too. So it was something natural to the Fuoco. Nevertheless, I tried other maxiscooters.

Some too old, some others too powerfull.

So, for me the Gilera Fuoco was the one for me. attraction of innovation and paradox. wheels for a two wheels, it’s not

I installed a Gilera windscreen the original one is only for symbol and nothing but the dashboard. I also a top box, 48liters. To easily two helmets as the underseat storage is so and not straight shape.

Gilera Coffre


Compared my old X9, Piaggio did some miracles the Master Engine. Master is for Advanced Super Torque

The engine of the Gilera Fuoco 500 is a 500cc but Piaggio equipped the with a double ignition and second plug makes all the The engine is more powerfull at low rpm and the Fuoco 500 is almost as powerfull as a cylinder. I have to precise

It is just missing the consistency and of a twin. But this new engine the same specifications as the old one and specially, a character between 7000 and the red zone.

From this of view, the Gilera Fuoco 500 is different from the Piaggio The 400cc is more linear, for sensations. Here with the Fuoco 500, sensations are preserved.

And fun

Gilera Fuoco Arrière

Red is at 8000rpm but due to the shape and the weight, it is to reach it. At such a rpm, the shows a little higher 165km/h. It is about 10km/h than the X9.

One regret for the engine. At low it is difficult to have a precise of the right handle. The power of the arrives rather quickly and progressivity. From this of view, the Peugeot Satelis is more efficient. This winter, I could have on snow and glaze.

Some sliding reminded me how safe are the wheels.


It is partly due to axle that I choose the And effectively, no surprise. The front will disappointed no one of the three users. It’s a nex pleasure or and new sensations.

All the Mp3 LT or not will agree with me.

of all, we have to get used to the that if a front wheel over a hole on the road, the wheel will not. It is normal because the rear is exactly in the middle of the two front

The other good point is road imperfections are completely with the two front wheels. craters, nothing affects the It is simply brilliant !

Gilera Gauche

And, at last, the and most important thing is the With a doubled contact the braking of the Fuoco Gilera 500 is I had to brake strongly and on the contrary of a scooter where the front would be blocked, with the the strength is shared on the two wheels.

So, the can be stronger. For the moment, I haven’t yet the limit of the braking and don’t want to know how far I can go before the are blocked.

Therefore, between and braking, we can have a feeling of safe and let’s say serenity.

If the wheels are exceptional, the rear one is Finally, the contrast between the and the rear is impressive and the rear reminds the driver he is riding a two and might fall.

In fact, the rear suspension is And as the seat is also stiff, the axle will leave satisfied. Especially the co-pilote who blame that footrests are too

It is not a piece of wood but as I drove an X9, I can say that the Gilera suspension is marrowy.

I also have to about the brakes that the general pleasure of riding the Fuoco 500.

Gilera Train arrière

Rear is also stiff. I mean it is progressivity and is very quickly the rear wheel. So if ever you to brake on wet road, beware of point and gently cherish the handle.

So, instead of having a brake, I rather have a brake front and rear. I use the rear brake to finish a when I arrive at a traffic for instance.

Except these riding the Gilera Fuoco 500 is a pleasure. Long distances are despite that even the extra windscreen, the wind is on the helmet of the driver. It is missing to be really efficient.

During a I planned changing the slope on the but finally, I did nothing.

For night lenticular lights are one of the best among actual scooters. on the X9, I had a cyclopean light and with the the two lights are really efficient. with the X9, it’ night and day. And make confusion with !


This system is to block the scooter in the position it is.

For my use, I put the Fuoco on the central It is very easy, much than with the X9. I do not use the roll-lock that much.

The reason is I had some surprises. Among the I had, as the button to block and is just over the starting one morning, as I certainly was not really instead of pressing the start I press the unblock button. surprise to handle the 200kg of the

Morning wake-up with a of adrenalin. Never believe who say scooter rider are lazy and less !

Another surprise was on a day. I wanted to block the for not to put out a leg. I’d better not do that. As is a delay when you press the button, this delay is for you to change position and balance.

So the Fuoco is locked, you are not necessary on the more often bended. You to be careful when unlock the !

And to finish about the roll-lock there are some securities for system such as the detection of a on the seat. It avoids the scooter to run with nobody on it. It’s a good idea but unfortunately, y 60kg, I am not heavy enough for the to detect me.

If ever I want to start, I to let me fall down rather Graceless rider, that’s I am now.

The very best for this system is when you to move the Gilera Fuoco 500, off. Roll-lock blocked, you have to push and pull the without having to maintain it on

Protection — driving cab

As said, the original windscreen is too I installed a longer one.

a seated position not foot the protection is Ok. There is only for that the protection is limited. It is due to the fact that the central is rather big.

On the dashboard, is easy to read. No reflection on the of course. If I had to critic something, it be the mirrors. They are fixed on the and small. I would have them fixed on the body and a further.

It would ease to back. But actually, the mirrors are but at least, there is no vibration.

— Cost

On road, a 12 liter tanker, you will to fill it before you get tired of the distance.

At high speed, my consumption is 5.2l/100km. My lowest is during a ride and the highest is on highway, at full speed.

Gilera Fuoco Droite

As the is only 12 liters, that I can ride for 180km with a one. At such a distance, I am starting the red zone which after ten liters. It remains two to ride 50km.

Actually, I had two The first one was at 5000km. It was a simple a check out of brakes. At 8000km, I had to the rear tire. It cost in September 2008.

It is now a Pirelli The tire is harder than a or a Dunlop, so it is supposed to last And apparently it does.

The last is the most expensive because I had to the belt ; A belt costs The total of this maintenance was including rolls.

The actual of maintenance is 1247-, not including and cost the machine itself.

Par the charge is 0.125-.

Gilera Fuoco 500
Gilera Fuoco 500
Gilera Fuoco 500


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