125 Typhoon 1995
125 Sport Special  
125 Extra 1964-68
150 Strada 1972
175 Extra Rossa 1957
200 Super 1965-69
300 Extra 1964-68
600 Super Sport 3002
850 Twin Prototype 2002
   
Apache 125  1991
Cougar 125 2000
Crono 125  1990-91
Crono 125  1992
CX 125  1991
DNA 125   2000
DNA 180   2000
Fuogo 500ie 2007
ER 125 1986
ER 200 1987
ER 350 Dakota 1987
ER 500 Dakota 1988
Ferro Concept 2004
Fastbike 125 1987
Fastbike 200 1987
Freestyle 125 1991
Giubileo 125 1964-68
Giubileo 175 1964-68
GFR 125SP 1993
GP 800 2007
GP 800 Corsa 2009
KK 125 1987-88
KK 125 1989
KZ 125 1986
KZ 125 Endurance 1988-89
KZ 125 Endurance 1990
MX-1 125 1988
MX-1 125 Record 1989
MX-R 125 Endurance 1989-90
Nettuno 1947
Nexus 125 2007
Nexus 250 2006-07
Nexus 250 2008
Nexus 300 2009
Nexus 500 2003-06
Nexus 500 2007-
NGR 250 1984
NGR 250  
Nordcape 600 1990
Nordwest 350 1991
Nordwest 600  1991
Nordwest 600  1993
R1 125 1988
R1S 125   1990
RC 125 Rally 1987
RC 125 Rally 1989
RC 250 Rally 1985
RC 600 Enduro 1989
RC 600C 1992
RC 600R 1992
RC 750R 1990
RRT Nebraska 125 1987
RTX 125 1986
RTX 250 1985
RV 125 1984-85
RV 200 1984
RX 125 1984
RX 125 Arizona 1986
RX 200 Arizona Hawk  
RX 250 Arizona Rally 1985
Saturno 350 1989

Saturno Bialbero 500

1988-89

Saturno Bialbero 500

1990

SP01 125

1989

SP02 125

1990

TG1-125

1981

T4

1980

XR-1 125

 

XR-2 125

1990

XR-T 350  

1989

XR-T 600

 

The History of Gilera

The Gilera company was founded in 1909 by Giuseppe Gilera in Milan. His first machine was a 317cc overhead-valve engine which had a belt drive. Subsequent engines were side valve until 1926. They then went back to over-head valves .

A 1921 496cc Gilera Side Valve(Left) The Famous San Remo (Right)
In 1935 Gilera acquired rights to the Rondine four cylinder engine. This formed the basis for Gileras racing machines nearly forty years. From the mid thirties Gilera developed a range of four-stroke engine machines. The engines ranged from 100-500cc. The most famous of which was the 1939 Saturno.

Post war machines were based on four-stroke singles and parallel twins. From this came the famous World Championship winning San Remo. It takes it's name from it's victorious debut at the 1947 Ospedaletti Grand Prix near San Remo.Gilera rode these fast machines himself and broke many records with them.

In 1969 the company was bought out by the Piaggio Group, constructors of the Vespa scooter. It developed new 49cc-125cc two-stroke bikes as well as continuing to develop the original Gilera four-stoke range.

1966 Speciale Strada 1972-75 150cc Arcore 1993 Nord West
1985 Brought a new 350cc four-stroke single engine. Later this was enlarged to 558cc and was used in the trail bikes and the Café racer style Nuovo Saturno. There was also a return to Grand Prix racing in the 250cc class.

In 1993 Piaggio unexpectedly closed the Gilera factory at Arcore bringing to an end over 84 years of motorcycle manufacturing.

New Gilera models were released by Piaggio in 1987 and traded on its association with Gilera's sporting reputation. In 1992, Gilera made a return to the Grand Prix arena and Piaggio continues to produce small-displacement motorcycles with the Gilera name.