Gilera Fuoco 500
The two ring brand is literally on-fire. The Fuoco now only $12,990 Ride Away.
Gilera Fuoco 500 i.e. - Now $12,990 Ride Away
Peter Stevens, importer of the two ring brand Gilera, have a pleasant surprise in-store for 2011. The price on the Gilera Fuoco 500 is now only $12,990 Ride Away.
This price represents amazing value when you take into account the
Fuoco's standard features and combined sporting prowess. Blessed with
two front wheels, the Gilera gets a double dose of all the good things
in life. Superb braking, sure-footed dynamics, comfortable ergonomics,
the Gilera has everything you could ask for in a larger capacity maxi.
The Gilera has been fitted with the latest Piaggio
Twin-Spark 492 cc Master engine. As far as big singles go, this one's a
So what are the benefits of having an extra wheel? It's
the reassurance across a variety of surfaces, making sure that no matter
the direction or path you take, the Gilera will follow your chosen
line. The Fuoco will offer the flexibility of being what you want, when
you want. Carve up your favourite back road, cruise the freeway, commute
like a champion.
The Fuoco makes no apologies for being different, starting a conversation is just an additional part of the ownership process.
The Gilera Fuoco 500, now only $12,990 Ride Away. (whilst current stocks last, available now)
For a test ride, find your nearest Gilera Dealer @ http://piaggio.com.au/dealers
Words by Piaggio Press
Easy on the eye
The Gilera Fuoco’s innovative looks get its rider noticed. The front end
of the Gilera Fuoco 500 ie is attention grabbing: its decisive,
uncompromising shape expresses strength and character and hints at the
incredible performance of the 492 cc single cylinder engine. The
two-wheel front end is marked by a steel tube bumper with metal mesh
inserts that give the vehicle a rugged look.
The front design protects the rider and mechanical parts while putting
the unique front suspension technology on display. Other wicked touches
are the sleek ‘naked’ metal handlebar and black ten-spoke wheels. The
five-lamp headlight unit is not only striking to look at but highly
effective as well; the two biggest lamps are equipped with
off-road-style impact guards. The front fairing and front shield fairing
offer remarkable aerodynamic protection. There is a wide, comfortable
footplate behind the front shield fairing.
The tail design is stark and minimalist, a mix of plastics and metal
tubes that picks up on the styling of the front end. The tail
incorporates a versatile rear rack, and the wide, comfortable seat
ensures total comfort for both rider and passenger thanks to its
ergonomic design and negligible height difference between the two parts
of the seat.
A Thrilling Ride
But there’s more than design to the personality of the Gilera Fuoco. The
latest product from the two-ring brand boasts top engine performance,
ideally backed up by revolutionary running gear to provide astonishing
ride quality. The Gilera Fuoco 500 ie streaks away from traffic lights
and takes all kinds of terrain in its stride, handling twisty mountain
roads and long motorway rides in all safety whatever the weather
conditions thanks to its two front wheels commanded by an extraordinary
parallelogram front suspension. This revolutionary technical set-up
ensures impeccable road holding in all riding conditions, with stability
and braking power that no conventional scooter can provide.
The steel tube frame conceals the powerful, reliable Master 500 ie
double ignition engine, a 4 valve, 4 stroke unit with electronic
injection and liquid cooling. The capacity of the Master engine has been
upped to 492 cc to obtain maximum power of 40 hp at 7,250 rpm and
maximum torque of over 42 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The introduction of the twin
spark system has also made it possible to optimise combustion inside the
cylinder, with a reduction in noise and gas emissions. The result is a
smooth, high-performance engine, very torquey at low and medium range
rpm, that takes the Gilera Fuoco 500 ie to a top speed of nearly 145
km/h while fully respecting Euro 3 norms thanks to the advanced closed
loop injection circuit with a Lambda sensor and three-way catalytic
converter in the exhaust pipe.
The engine’s exuberance is skilfully managed by the sophisticated
running gear. The innovative parallelogram front suspension’s tilt
mechanism is composed of four cast aluminium arms, with four hinges
fixed to the central tube and two guide tubes on either side of the
parallelogram, connected to the arms via suspension pins and ball
bearings. This means that the Gilera Fuoco is as easy to ride as a
traditional scooter, while its incredible stability, especially when
cornering and braking, comes from its two front wheels.
Standard equipment includes an electro-hydraulic front suspension
locking system that keeps the Fuoco 500 ie upright without a central
stand. This makes it extremely easy to park anywhere. What’s more,
there’s no need to put your feet on the ground to keep your balance when
stopped at a traffic light.
Optimal rear end stability is guaranteed by a 14” rear wheel with a
generous 140/70 tyre, while three 240 mm disk brakes with dual-piston
callipers ensure fast, efficient braking.