Review Gilera GP 800

Review Gilera GP 800

Review Gilera GP 800

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A scooter has never been so powerful, never has a scooter been so fast. Is the Gilera GP 800 still a real scooter??

Autobahn, left lane, speed 160. The Golf pulls over to the right. The Gilera can finally accelerate past and easily. 180, 190 are reached quickly.

But there is more. 200, 210. Only shortly before 220 km / h does the speedometer needle rest on the dial, because the V-twin cylinder runs gently into the limiter under the full casing. Incredible! Even if the speedometer is a bit premature, just a few years ago the 193 km / h would be official for the Gilera GP 800 indicates was almost unthinkable. And Gilera’s new roll-over roller can easily handle the speed, which speaks for the sturdy tubular frame construction, the large, 16- and rear 15-inch wheels, but also for the good chassis set-up.

The scooter, which is 2237 millimeters long, weighs a proud 272 kilograms and is best climbed with the right leg over the bench like a motorcycle. The high central tunnel makes such acrobatic performances.

Once in motion, you can no longer feel the heavy weight. The GP 800 swings lightly from bend to bend, steers precisely and deliberately draws its radii. The spring elements respond sensitively, and in the damping they find a good balance between the necessary comfort and sporty hardness. The brakes are very effective with moderate hand force. Then there is the engine, which sprints off vigorously from every speed range and hangs directly on the gas? so the Gilera is more in a league with the Yamaha TMax than with the luxurious Suzuki Burgman 650.

And otherwise he is very different from Burgman. Except for the compartment under the seat, which doesn’t fit much more than a full-face helmet, the Gilera doesn’t have any additional storage space. The wind protection of the small, electrically heightadjustable disc is mediocre. And while with the Burgman you can choose between two automatic stages or sequential shifting, with the Gilera the automatic always takes over the gear change. Amazing, since the Aprilia Mana, which has the same engine, also offers the option. Furthermore, no ABS is currently available for the GP 800, and instead of a maintenance-free final drive it has a chain that has to be lubricated regularly ?? which is anything but typical of a scooter.

Data Gilera GP 800

Water-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke 90-degree V-engine, one overhead, chain-driven camshaft, four valves per cylinder, rocker arm, dry sump lubrication, injection, Ø 38 mm, regulated catalytic converter, 450 W alternator, 12 V / 14 Ah battery, Centrifugal clutch, stepless automatic belt, O-ring chain.
Bore x stroke 88.0 x 69.0 mm
Displacement 839 cm³
Compression ratio 10.5: 1
Rated output 50.5 kW (69 hp) at 7750 rpm
Max. Torque 71 Nm at 4500 rpm

landing gear
Trellis frame made of steel, telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm, two-sided swing arm made of aluminum, central spring strut, lying, directly hinged, double disc brake at the front, Ø 300 mm, double-piston floating calipers, disc brake at the rear, Ø 280, single-piston floating caliper.
Cast aluminum wheels 3.50 x 16; 4.50 x 15
Tires 120 / 70R 16; 160 / 60R 15
Tires in the Michelin Pilot Sport SC test

Dimensions + weights
Wheelbase 1593 mm, steering head angle 64.5 degrees, spring travel f / r 126/135 mm, seat height * 810 mm, weight with a full tank * 272 kg, payload * 178 kg, tank capacity / reserve 14.0 / 3.0 liters.
Two year guarantee
Colors red, black
Price 9400 euros

Top speed 1193 km / h
0 – 100 km / h 5.6 sec
0 ?? 140 km / h 11.1 sec
60 ?? 100 km / h 2.8 sec
100 ?? 140 km / h 5.1 sec
Speedometer deviation
effective (display 50/100) 45/92 km / h
Consumption on country road 4.9 l / 100 km
Theoretical range of the country road 286 km
Fuel type normal

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