Gilera Nexus 500 review
The Gilera Nexus 500 can be summed up in a few figures - weight 194 kg, moved by a sophisticated 500ccm 4-stroke electronic injection engine that provides over 40hp worth of power and anticipated Euro2 standards on licensed vehicle emissions. The cycle parts on the Gilera Nexus 500 provide some absolutely original features, starting with a large Kayaba front fork with 42-mm shafts. With all the protection and comfort one would expect of a scooter, the Gilera Nexus has styling that speaks the language of motorcycling.
Power output of over 40hp, avantgarde motorcycle-type features plus comfort and ease of use: meet the sportiest scooter ever to hit the market. The fairing clothes solid mechanicals while leaving speed muscles exposed. The latter is additionally ensured by a windscreen adjustable to three different positions to adapt it to the riders height and provide for the most comfort. The rear cycle parts are absolutely revolutionary for a scooter. The exhaust, clearly motorcycle-inspired, is also absolutely new. These new features, together with engine mapping, have boosted the Nexus power output to 40.12hp @7500rpm and torque to 43Nm @5500rpm. All this power is fluidly managed by new pulleys in the CVT gear change to optimise pick-up while running remains smooth and elastic.
The Gilera Nexus was born to give that opinion the lie. The sportiest scooter ever does not skimp on any of the comforts to which maxi scooter users have become accustomed. Besides the under-seat space and storage behind the steering column, the Gilera Nexus offers an accessory top case that increases load capacity by 28L. More specs and user manual of Gilera Nexus you can see in next overview.
Gilera Nexus 500 specifications
Engine and Transmission
Engine: Single cylinder MASTER 4-stroke
Bore: 92 mm
Stroke: 69 mm
Compression ratio: 10.5 : 1
Power: 40.12hp @7500rpm - 29.5 KW
Torque: 43Nm @5500rpm
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
Lubrication: Wet sump
Gears: CVT with torque server
Clutch: Dry centrifugal type with damping plugs
Frame: Double cradle, high-tensile steel tubes
Rear suspension: Progressive POWER DRIVE, Kayaba gas shock absorber with spring preload
Braking system: Integral: left brake lever simultaneously actions rear disk and front right disk;
Front wheel rim: Die-cast aluminium alloy, 3.50x15"
Rear wheel rim: Die-cast aluminium alloy, 4.50x14"
Front tyre: Radial tubeless, 120/70-15"
Rear tyre: Radial tubeless, 160/60-14"
Seat height: 780mm
Dry weight: 195kg
Fuel tank: 15L
Underseat space: Contains one full-face helmet and various objects; more storage behind the steering column
Speed: 162 Km/h