Seat height is now 25mm lower (to 795mm), with a riding position that's struck a better balance between urban and sports use. The handlebars are also positioned slightly higher, while the suspension has been revised to provide more comfort on any type of road surface.
The dry weight of the Nexus 500 is 199kg, while the 460cc singe-cylinder engine, which meets Euro 3 emission standards, produces 40 horsepower (at 7500rpm) and 4.3kg-m (at 5750rpm) of torque. The scooter features a centrifugal clutch and automatic "twist and go" continuously variable transmission.
The Nexus 500, which can be personalised with a wide range of accessories, retails for $9,990 (plus ORC), and is available in two metallic shades: Excalibur Grey and Graphite Black. For more, go to www.gilera.com.au
Gilera Nexus 500. September 2007
September 14, 2007 12:15 PM AWST
In a similar vein to the X8 250, but with a decidedly 'brawnier' image, the four-stroke, liquid-cooled Nexus 500 received a comprehensive makeover at the start of the year.\nOn the styling front, that equates to a sharper looking, lower set fairing, while the dashboard graphics are totally new and\neasier to read.\nIn addition, the turn signals have been repositioned, and are now located on the side panels, rather than in the mirror pods of the