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2012 Gilera SMT, SMT Racing & RCR

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Gilera, always the sportiest brand in the Piaggio family, presents three new off-road models conceived for pure fun for Spring 2011. Gilera SMT, Gilera SMT Racing and Gilera RCR are the two-ringed brand's entry level models into the motard and off-road worlds. Created for the spirited young rider, the new 50cc bikes from Gilera exceed all expectations in terms of looks, technology and sporty performance.

Gilera, which has always stood for passion, sports and adventure, has fused riding pleasure and class-beating performance in these three all-new 50 cc models: Gilera SMT, Gilera SMT Racing and Gilera RCR represent the best that their categories have to offer in terms of both equipment and trim. Unrivalled in the 50 cc class, these new Gileras are the pure expression of off-roading riding fun and truly interpret the values of the historic brand.

Gilera's new SMT, SMT Racing and RCR 50 cc models stand apart from the competition with class-beating technical and styling details: with eye-catching graphics on sleek fairings, attractively designed lights and a comfortable saddle - all of which details that make these new Gileras outstanding examples of style.

Gilera SMT and Gilera RCR, respectively the two-ringed brand's supermotard and enduro models, boast premium features. These include the high power headlight with integrated race number panel and LED taillight, which give the bikes the stylish, high-tech looks of a true pro machine. Then there is the multifunctional digital instrument panel: all the information you need at your fingertips in a compact, lightweight unit.

The robust structure of the double cradle high strength steel gives these two Gilera models outstanding agility and strength.

The new Gilera SMT Racing also stands out for its superlative technical features. The new Racing boasts top quality suspension components at the front and rear, as you would expect from a Gilera product. At the front is a 41 mm straight fork with 195 mm of wheel travel. The rear shock absorber works in conjunction with a generously sized but feather-light aluminium double sided swingarm, which complements the agility of the superb chassis layout.

The entire brake system of these brand new Gilera models is oversized: with a 260 mm disc at the front and a 220 mm disc at the rear for maximum safety in all situations.

The most significant difference between the SMT and RCR models and the SMT Racing is the wheel type. While the Gilera RCR 50 enduro is fitted with a 21” front wheel and an 18” rear wheel, shod with off-road tyres, the Gilera SMT and Gilera SMT Racing supermotards are equipped with 17” street wheels front and rear fitted with street tyres.

All three 50 cc Gilera off-road models are powered by a zesty water cooled 50 cc 2-stroke engine giving the SMT, SMT Racing and RCR class beating performance, with maximum torque already available at low engine speeds. Compliant with current emissions regulations (Euro2), the 50 cc 2 stroke unit makes these bikes fun to ride with gusto and gives them genuine pro performance. A lightweight, reliable engine in a fun, agile and versatile bike.