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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-09-2003, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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A light sportsbike

This is a really nice bike that was for sale a few years ago.
Can you guess what it is?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-09-2003, 07:01 PM
 
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Nice trivia Aris... What a classic Italian design. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

It is a 1989 Gilera Saturno.





1989 Gilera Saturno Specifications:
ENGINE: Single four-stroke four valve
CAPACITY: 491cc
POWER OUTPUT: 45bhp @ 7,500rpm
FRAME: Tubular triangulated frame with the engine as a stressed member
SUSPENSION: Telescopic forks, rising rate monoshock
WEIGHT: 140kg (309 lb)
TOP SPEED: 185 km/h (115 mph)
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-11-2003, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the compliment Andy Now tell me, how long (in min or seconds) did it take you to find it?

This bike was really awsome both in looks and in performance in the twisties.
It was the perfect bike to revive the name Saturno (historic Gilera single with great racing pedigree).
The same engine was shared with another great bike of the time.
What was it?

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-11-2003, 04:42 AM
 
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At first I thought you were trying to be tricky and picked another Russian made bike. So I looked though the Russian web site and did not find it. That was a waste of 5 minutes.

Then I said to myself. It looks Italian. So I went to my Italian web sight and found it in 2 minutes.

7 minutes total.
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Yes

I searched for Eastern European bikes first as well, but a bit more than 5 minutes. I'll get better with time...
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-12-2003, 07:20 PM
 
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I thought it was a Mz for a second...but of course......An aquaintance of mibne hada Saturno - god they are sexy bikes in the flesh. He loved it!
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