Gilera Nexus 500 Review

2005 Gilera Nexus 500 from Greece

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 4 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.9 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance26000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CR250


Attractive design, good power, economic on petrol, overvalued, good for transportation


Mirrors break easily, and at 80 euro per piece are very expensive.

Ignition wore out at 20000km, which also resulted in 2 battery changes before finding out the real problem.

General Comments:

The engine power is satisfactory considering it is a scooter.

However bike is very heavy and hard to maneuver in tight spots or heavy traffic.

Very hard seat, and after a 45 minute drive you will start feeling stiff.

The bikes fairing is very good as it blocks out wind, and the design is very aerodynamic.

Your legs and lower body will never feel cold due to its very good heating system.

Handling is not too good due to the thin front tire, and leaning the bike too much will result in the double stand touching the road.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th June, 2009

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 1 review