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2006 Gilera Nexus

Gilera Nexus

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.

  • Engine - Single cylinder MASTER 4 stroke
  • Displacement - 460 cc
  • Bore - 92 mm
  • Stroke - 69 mm
  • Fuel - Unleaded
  • Compression ratio - 10.5 : 1
  • Power - 40.12 bhp at 7,500 rpm 29.5 KW
  • Torque - 43 Nm at 5,500 rpm
  • Balance - Rotating shaft
  • EMS (Electronic Management System) - alfa/N type with injection/ignition mapping
  • Fuel intake - Electronic injection system - Magneti Marelli IAV
  • Air intake - Butterfly valve with position sensor, stepper motor and air temperature sensor
  • Injector - Marelli Pico-injector, electronic injector with high impedance
  • Exhaust - Two-way catalytic converter
  • Intake - (SOHC), 4 valve
  • Ignition - Electronic inductive discharge, variable spark advance controlled by electronic injection
  • Start - Electric
  • Lubrication - Wet sump
  • Cooling - liquid
  • Transmission - "Twist and Go" with automatic clutch and continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Frame - Double cradle, high-tensile steel tubes
  • Front suspension - Kayaba telehydraulic fork, ?41 mm shafts
  • Rear suspension - Progressive POWER DRIVE, Kayaba gas shock absorber with spring preload
  • Braking system - Integral: left brake lever simultaneously acts rear disc and front right disc; right brake lever actions only front left disc (which has larger-diameter pistons)
  • Front brake - 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
  • Rear brake - Stainless steel disk, ?240 mm, fixed calliper, two ?34 mm opposed pistons
  • Front wheel rim - Die-cast aluminium alloy, 3.50x15"
  • Rear wheel rim - Die-cast aluminium alloy, 4.50x14"
  • Front tyre - Tubeless, 120/70-15"
  • Rear tyre - Tubeless, 160/60-14"
  • Length - 2,090 mm
  • Width - 765 mm
  • Wheelbase - 1.515 mm
  • Seat height - 780 mm
  • Running weight - 216 kg
  • Fuel tank - 15 litres
  • Underseat space - Contains one full-face helmet and various objects; more storage behind the steering column
  • Speed - 100 mph
  • Acceleration, 400 m - 15.7 sec
  • Emissions - Meets all chapters of European Multidirective (Euro 2)