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08 Gilera Nexus 500 specificationsGilera Nexus 500 2008


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Gilera's profilation of this bike
An entirely new breed of scooter. By crossing the sporty characteristics of the Gilera Brand with the performance provided by the MASTER 500cc electronic injection engine, the Gilera Nexus is the first Sport Gran-Turismo scooter. Combining motorcycle technology and maintaining the advantages of a scooter the Nexus displays several mechanical solutions, usually only seen on a motorcycle, that provide racing performance and extraordinary manoeuvrability while keeping the vehicle safe and stable at high speeds. The innovative ´Power Drive´ rear shock absorber system is fully adjustable to suit different riding style and road conditions. Moreover, the engine is rigidly mounted to the frame through the ´Direct Link´ ensuring excellent handling and with the linked braking system, especially developed for the Nexus, the Gilera Nexus provides powerful and controllable braking in all conditions

General information
Model:Gilera Nexus 500
Year:2008
Category:Scooter
Rating:69.3 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Engine and transmission
Displacement:460.00 ccm (28.07 cubic inches)
Engine type:Single cylinder, four-stroke
Power:40.12 HP (29.3 kW)) @ 7500 RPM
Torque:43.00 Nm (4.4 kgf-m or 31.7 ft.lbs) @ 5500 RPM
Compression:10.5:1
Bore x stroke:92.0 x 69.0 mm (3.6 x 2.7 inches)
Fuel system:Injection
Fuel control:SOHC
Ignition:Electronic inductive discharge, variable spark advance controlled by electronic injection
Lubrication system:Wet sump
Cooling system:Liquid
Gearbox:Automatic
Exhaust system:Closed loop system with lambda sensor and three-way catalytic converter in exhaust pipe
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Frame type:Double cradle trellis made of high-strength steel tubes
Front suspension:Kayaba telehydraulic fork, and #1440;41 mm shafts
Rear suspension:Progressive POWER DRIVE, Kayaba gas shock absorber with spring preload
Rear suspension travel:76 mm (3.0 inches)
Front tyre dimensions:120/70-15
Rear tyre dimensions:160/60-14
Front brakes:Single disc. Stainless steel double disc, 260 mm, with floating calliper and two Brembo pistons 28 mm front left and two Brembo pistons 26 mm front right
Front brakes diameter:260 mm (10.2 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc. Stainless steel disk, 240 mm, fixed calliper, two 34 mm opposed pistons
Rear brakes diameter:240 mm (9.4 inches)
Physical measures and capacities
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:216.0 kg (476.2 pounds)
Seat height:780 mm (30.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall length:2,090 mm (82.3 inches)
Overall width:765 mm (30.1 inches)
Wheelbase:1,515 mm (59.6 inches)
Fuel capacity:15.00 litres (3.96 gallons)
Other specifications
Starter:Electric
Comments:Meets all chapters of European Multidirective (Euro 2 )
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