Gilera Super Sport 600

 

 

 

Make Model

Gilera 600 Super Sport

Year

2002 -

Engine

Four stroke, transverse four  cylinder, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder

Capacity

599 cc / 36.5 cu-in

Bore x Stroke

67 x 42,5 mm

  Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio

12.2:1

Induction

Fuel injection

Ignition 

Electronic

Starting Electric

Max Power

85 kW / 116 hp @ 13000 rpm

Max Torque

67.6 Nm / 49.8 lb-ft @ 10800 rpm

Transmission 

6 Speed 

Final Drive Chain
Frame Twin spar frame

Front Suspension

Hydraulic USD telescopic forks

Rear Suspension

Single Shock

Front Brakes

2x 320mm discs  4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm disc 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70-ZR 17

Rear Tyre

180/55-ZR 17

Wheelbase 1,392 mm / 54.8 in
Seat Height 830 mm / 32.7 in

Dry Weight

 162.0 kg / 357.1 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

 18 Litres / 4.7 US gal

Gilera was important in road racing throughout the first half of the twentieth century, winning 44 Grand Prix titles before withdrawing from racing in 1957. More recently, it was better known for its small-capacity scooters. But with the Supersport 600, Gilera is aiming to return to the large-capacity sportsbike market. Unveiled in 2001, the Supersport 600 is intended to be in production for 2003. Gilera will use the Suzuki GSX-R600 engine, installed in its own high-specification chassis. An innovative titanium/aluminium frame uses aerospace glue to join the titanium steering head components to the aluminium beams, permitting light weight. A large central ram-air intake in the nose cone supplies cool air to the engine at high speeds.

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