Classic Gilera Motorcycles

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Radical Rondine: 1939 Gilera 500 Rondine

1939 Gilera 500 RondineEngine: 492cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline four (inclined 60 degrees forward), 52mm x 58mm bore and stroke, 7.2-7.5:1 compression ratio, 80hp @ 9,000rpmTop speed: 140mphCarburetion: Weber w/Roots superchargerTransmission: 4-speed, chain final driveElectrics: Magneto ignitionFrame: Tubular perimeter w/engine as stressed memberSuspension: Girder fork front, ...

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