Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Gilera....(wait for it)... 800!

Steve over at the oh-so-aptly-named site The ScooterScoop, has been following this story for a while, so all props go out to him for this link.

That being said, Wow! That's some scoot. Still it's got that major hump in the middle, which makes it almost a motorcycle in my book. I guess that v-twin takes up some room!

Piaggio have shown their new 800cc maxi scooter at Milan today. The scooter will wear a Gilera badge, with a 90 degree V-twin motor, making 75bhp powering the machine to an estimated 120mph top speed.The new Gilera 800 scooter is actually heavier than some sports-touring bikes, at 235kgs dry, and a steel frame, with 41mm forks and 300mm twin front discs indicate that the chassis is designed for high speed stability and handling. The scooter also has an 18 litre fuel tank.

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