Gilera Runner FX 125 in the test


Gilera Runner FX 125 in the test

In check: Gilera Runner FX 125

One of the best-selling scooters in Germany

The Gilera Runner is not only nimble on the move, but also one of the best-selling scooters in Germany.

A blockbuster was that Gilera since its market launch in autumn 1997. In 1998 it developed into the best-selling motorized two-wheeler in Germany. Visually, the runner is noticeable because of the lack of a roller-type access. This is due to the tubular steel frame, which is significantly stiffer than in comparable models. There is a good-natured character in the unusual exterior. The variator works perfectly. A harmonious performance development paired with sportiness makes the Gilera Runner FX 125 an extremely everyday city vehicle, although it is thirsty in stop-and-go traffic. The large tank with a capacity of 9 liters is enough for an average of around 200 kilometers. Some models have problems with a rusting manifold and the suspension fork loses grease every now and then. The exhaust can be replaced by a stainless steel exhaust. The range of used models on the market is plentiful, although many can only be found in various modifications. Models with drum brakes are less common than those with disc brakes.


Construction time (new prices):
1997 (1050 euros) to 2003 (1850 euros)
Between 800 euros for sucked-out 97s up to 1700 euros for well-preserved models from the last few years
7900 pieces
Important technical changes:
1999 The successor FX 125 DD (Double Disc) received a 13-inch rear wheel with a disc brake instead of the previous drum brake instead of the 12-inch rear wheel. The battery went into the smaller helmet compartment. The FX 125 DD also has an enlarged tank with a capacity of 12.4 liters. 2002 Facelift with enlarged helmet compartment, new indicator glasses and rear spoiler

Technical specifications

Liquid-cooled single-cylinder two-stroke engine, 124 cm³, 14 HP (10 kW) at 7000 / min, 19 Nm at 7000 / min, carburetor, stepless variator, secondary gear transmission, electric starter and kick starter
landing gear:
Tubular steel frame with central tunnel, front disc brake, rear drum brake, upside-down fork in front, swing arm with hydraulic strut rear, tire size front 120 / 70-12, rear 140 / 60-13
123 kg with 9 liters of super
0-50 km / h:
4.4 s
Top speed:
106 km / h
4.2 liters / 100 km

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