December 19, 2006
Piaggio Gilera GP 800 the world’s fastest scooter
The Piaggio Gilera GP 800 made its debut in Milan and is the world’s fastest scooter yet. It is powered by a twin cylinder 850 cc engine delivering 75 hp power output and torque of over 76 Nm. The engine roars to life with a simple touch of a button on the handlebar. Three separate mappings for the totally automatic transmission and a sequential shift with 7 gears make it easy to find the best-adapted configuration for the riding conditions. Stopping power is provided by two 300 mm steel disks in front, gripped by two Brembo dual-piston floating calipers, and a 280 mm rear disk. The Gilera GP 800 has a strong steel frame, weighs around 235 kgs and has 16″ wheels in the front and 15″ at the rear ensure road grip and steering precision worthy of a motorcycle. Keeping in touch with the Italian tradition the GP 800 aluminium handle bars, wheel rims, light alloy fork and exclusive upholstery.
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The Piaggio Gilera GP 800 is still a year away from entering into production.