2006 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)