Gilera Fuoco 500ie (2007 - present)

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Price
£5999
Available from
2007

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Submitted by rotters on Tue, 20/09/2011 - 13:09

Overall Review

As a one-size-fits-most motorcycle solution the Fuoco is great. It works well as a commuter, and in a city where there's the world's largest tram network (Melbourne) having the two front wheels are a bonus. I'm planning to take it touring as well as commuting so it will be interesting to see how that goes.

Strengths

Throttle response and power are excellent, but the real strong point lies under the big fairing where two front wheels and sophisticated suspension add a degree of confidence not found elsewhere in the super-scooter market. Those wheels also endow the Fuoco with great braking. There's enough room for me- @ 185cm tall and under the seat there's almost enough space for my Nolan ff helmet. That 'almost' has been solved with a Givi top-box and the other addition which makes life liveable is a pair of heated hand-grips. I love my Fuoco.

Weaknesses

The price is not reflected in the quality. There are already spots of corrosion around the bike. The horn is PATHETIC. There is a chronic leak into the under-seat area. Instruments are sub-par and hard to see in sunlight, and I'm not too keen on the minor ergonomics. The only other thing is the exhaust note is felt and uninspiring. That will be a future expenditure.

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Overall Review

If new to biking its a great fun way to learn with the added benefit of the extra wheel, still leans like any other bike and is just as involving to ride.

Strengths

Mines a 2011 model so some things have been sorted out by now,its reliable does 65mpg, 85mph, the 2 wheels up front give assurance to the rider on wet and uneven roads, under seat storage, lots of + comments.

Weaknesses

Seat 3/4hr and my bum is numb, heavy at low speeds, price, some riders just blank you (their loss)

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