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GILERA Brand History
Gilera is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1909 by Giuseppe Gilera who came up with the first bike of the company in the same year. The model was called VT 317 and only a few units were produced. As World War I started, Gilera started producing 500cc models. Moreover, during the 1930s, Gilera released two new notable motorcycles, the Quattro Bulloni 500 and the Otto Bulloni.
Another impressive model from Gilera is the Rondine, a cross-racing bike released in 1936. What's interesting is that this bike managed to set a new world speed record, 274.191 km/h in 1937. As the war ended, Gilera was getting ready to present the new Saturno 500, a bike used by Umberto Masetti during the world championship in 1950 and 1952.
Gilera became an important brand in motorsports, as they managed to win 44 international Grand Prix titles before 1957, when the company left the racing competitions. However, they continued producing bikes for the general public, their ... continue reading GILERA history →
Latest News about GILERA
Gilera, long time no see, missed us like we missed thee? It looks like the answer is "Yes" and if you have any doubts, please take a loot at the new Gilera Fuoco 500ie LT, where LT stands for Large Track. This beast can be driver with a category B license, as the front brake is pedal-actuated. Not sure w... Continue Reading →