Gilera Runner SP 50 Review from United Kingdom

2004 Gilera Runner SP 50

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance12000 kilometres


The best 50cc moped


A head light bulb blew at around 5000km, and the seat pin came loose round about 8000km.

General Comments:

If you're 16 and thinking of getting a moped, then get a Runner.

The fastest 50cc moped around.

Huge 12 litre fuel tank for those unplanned road trips.

Very powerful front and back disk brakes.

Extremely reliable.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2005

10th Nov 2009, 03:12

I've owned a Runner for 1 year now, and 1 thing went wrong; the coil pack for some unknown reasons. It's powerful for a 50cc Scooter. Water cooled, which gives a flat running temperature of 85c. Uses no fuel whatsoever.

Mine is totally de-restricted so I'm getting 55-60 flat out, but I only ride a 45MPH to put less strain on the engine. Have to make her last as long as possible. Can anyone tell me how many miles will the engine do before it dies completely? I do keep the engine up and running, and use the most expensive 2 stroke oil there is. 1L £34.99 not cheap!!!

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review