Gilera ER 500 Dakota

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Gilera ER 500 Dakota
Production 1989
Class Enduro
liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder, 4 valves
Bore / Stroke 91.4mm x 91.4mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Horsepower 35.0 HP (26.1 KW) @ 6900RPM
Torque 30.24 ft/lbs (41.0 Nm) @ 5750RPM
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed, manual
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: gas telescopic fork
Rear: adjustable monoshock
Brakes Front: single 260mm disc
Rear: drum
Front Tire 90/90-21
Rear Tire 5.10-17
Weight 148.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual

The Gilera ER 500 Dakota was a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder, 4 valves Enduro motorcycle produced by Gilera in 1989. Max torque was 30.24 ft/lbs (41.0 Nm) @ 5750 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 35.0 HP (26.1 KW) @ 6900 RPM.


A 91.4mm bore x 91.4mm stroke result in a displacement of just 492.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 5-speed, manual transmission.


It came with a 90/90-21 front tire and a 5.10-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single 260mm disc in the front and a drum in the rear. The front suspension was a gas telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a adjustable monoshock.

1989 Gilera ER 500 Dakota[edit]

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The 1988 Gilera ER 500 Dakota has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 492cc, single cylinder powerplant that was mated to a five-speed manual transmission with a chain final drive, and can reach a maximum power output of 35 horsepower and 40 Nm of torque.

Standard fittings include a gas telescopic front fork, an adjustable monoshock as a rear suspension, a front disc brake coupled to a rear drum, a square headlight with a protection grille, a dual seat, a rear luggage rack, a dual seat, an engine mudguard, laced wheels with off-road tires mounted on them, an analogue instrumentation panel and wide handlebars.