Tag: Gilera

  • Gilera Milano Taranto

    Gilera Milano Taranto

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    Before and after WWII, Italy was a haven for street racing. One of those races was the Milano Taranto, reportedly the longest of all the street races and with the added danger of nighttime running. The only entry requirement was a driver’s license and a… Read more »

  • Gilera 500 4

    Gilera 500 4

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,

    One of the greatest racing engines of all time is the Gilera across-the-frame four. Its origins can be traced back to 1923; by 1934, Gilera’s engineers were bolting on superchargers, and generating a staggering 86bhp at 9,000rpm. After WWII, the double-overhead-cam motor went back onto… Read more »

  • Gilera Saturno

    Gilera Saturno

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    In post-war Italy, the biggest rival to the iconic Moto Guzzi Falcone was the Gilera Saturno. Only six thousand of these elegant 500 cc singles were produced in Arcore from 1946 to 1958, but they left a strong impression on the history of motorcycling. Engineer… Read more »