Gilera GP 800 Corsa
The Gilera GP800, already one of the funkiest,
fastest scooters around, the Piaggio Group added more style, Öhlins fork and
Serie Oro Brembo brakes with radial-mount four-piston callipers, to create the
Gilera GP850 Corse. With this new, special-edition scooter, Gilera are
celebrating 100 years of operations and the 2008 250cc GP racing world
champion Marco Simoncelli.
The GP 850 Corsa has an upside-down fork and rear
Öhlins suspension, a double side mounted crome exhaust and radial Brembo
calipers which are the same as the Aprilia Tuono models.
The tail is more tapered than the previous GP 800, and has vertically placed
lights in the place of the production series horizontal ones. The front is also
new and currently has no headlight, but is characterised by a generous air
intake modelled on that of the Aprilia RSV.
The GP850 Corse, which can seat two people (the rear seat cover is removable),
has the same asymmetrical swingarm and chassis as that on the basic version, but
the plastic bodywork has been redesigned and some carbonfibre bits have been
added. A new exhaust system and twin halogen headlamps complete the racy little