Gilera Saturno 500

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1948 Gilera Saturno 500 in Red
1948 Gilera Saturno 500 in Red
1948 Gilera Saturno 500 in Red
1948 Gilera Saturno 500 in Red
1948 Gilera Saturno 500 in Red
1948 Gilera Saturno 500 in Red


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Gilera Saturno 500
Manufacturer
Also called Saturno Turismo, Saturno Bialbero, Saturno San Remo, Saturno Corsa, Saturno Cross
Production 1947 - 1992
Class Sport Bike
Engine
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 92.0mm x 74.0mm
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Top Speed 109 mph (176 km/h)
Horsepower 37.15 HP (27.7 KW) @ 7000RPM
Torque 33.93 ft/lbs (46.0 Nm) @ 6000RPM
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: 40mm Marzocchi telescopic fork
Rear: Marzocchi adjustable monoshock
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 110/17-17
Rear Tire 140/70-17
Wheelbase 55.12 inches (1400 mm)
Weight 275.58 pounds (125.0 Kg) (dry), 167.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 5.28 Gallon (20.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The Gilera Saturno 500 was a single cylinder, four-stroke Sport Bike motorcycle produced by Gilera between 1947 and 1992. It could reach a top speed of 109 mph (176 km/h). Max torque was 33.93 ft/lbs (46.0 Nm) @ 6000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 37.15 HP (27.7 KW) @ 7000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 92.0mm bore x 74.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 492.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 110/17-17 front tire and a 140/70-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 40mm Marzocchi telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a Marzocchi adjustable monoshock. The Saturno 500 was fitted with a 5.28 Gallon (20.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 275.58 pounds (125.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 55.12 inches (1400 mm) long.

1988 Gilera Saturno 500[edit]

The 1988 MY Gilera Saturno 500 is a middle-class, half-faired machine, suitable for a wide category of riders. It has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 492cc, single cylinder powerplant that was paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a chain final drive, and can reach a maximum power output of 44 horsepower and 46 Nm of torque.

Also, it comes with features such as a steel, trellis frame, die-cast aluminum wheels, a single seat with lumbar support for the rider, a half-fairing with a windscreen, front and rear disc brakes, a Marzocchi suspension package composed of a 40mm telescopic fork coupled to a an adjustable monoshock in the rear, an analogue instrument cluster and a side-mounted, high exhaust system.


1989 Gilera Saturno 500[edit]

The 1989 MY Gilera Saturno 500 has standard fittings such as a steel, trellis frame, die-cast aluminum wheels, a single seat with lumbar support for the rider, a half-fairing with a windscreen, front and rear disc brakes, a Marzocchi suspension package composed of a 40mm telescopic fork coupled to a an adjustable monoshock in the rear, an analogue instrument cluster and a side-mounted, high exhaust system.

In the engine department it is powered by a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 492cc, single cylinder powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a chain final drive, that can produce a claimed 44 horsepower and 46 Nm of torque.


1990 Gilera Saturno 500[edit]

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The 1990 MY Gilera Saturno 500 boasts a maximum power output of 44 horsepower and 46 Nm of torque from its four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 492cc, single cylinder engine, that was mated to a six-speed manual transmission with a chain final drive.

The Italian engineers have also fitted this machine with a steel, trellis frame, die-cast aluminum wheels, a single seat with lumbar support for the rider, a half-fairing with a windscreen, front and rear disc brakes, a Marzocchi suspension package composed of a 40mm telescopic fork coupled to a an adjustable monoshock in the rear, an analogue instrument cluster and a side-mounted, high exhaust system.


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