Engine: Single cylinder four-stroke OHV
Bore & stroke:
Compression ratio: 10:1
Engine Capacity: 125cc
Maximum power: 6.5 HP
Valves per cylinder: 2
Cooling system: Air cooled
Lubrication: Wet sump forced circulation with mechanical gear pump
Transmission: Gear primary, chain final
Clutch: Cable operated with multiple wet disc in oil bath
Gearbox: 4-Speed foot-change
Throttle: Cable operated
Frame type: Tubular and pressed steel
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork and shock absorbers
Rear Suspension: Swingarm with hydraulic shock absorbers
Front Brake: Drum
Rear Brake: Drum
Seat: sprung solo saddle
Fuel tank capacity: 13 litres
Top speed: 110 km/h (68 mph)
Gilera first sprang to prominence in the late 1930s, when its supercharged Gilera four-cylinder racers trounced BMW in Grands Prix and snatched the world speed record away from the German marque. Throughout the early 1950s it was the Gilera racers that again grabbed the headlines,
with the famous Gilera Quattro for his victories at the 500 cc world championships driven by Umberto Masetti, Geoff Duke and Libero Liberati.
Although racing generated valuable publicity, it was the sales of road bikes that paid the bills. The majority of machines sold were lightweights based on the overhead-valve 125 single that had appeared in prototype form in 1948. Developed and enlarged first to 150cc and then 175cc, these simple ohv singles, built in both Turismo and Sport versions, proved top sellers throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s, their high price outside Italy made them a relatively rare sight in the Netherlands.
The name 'Giubileo' was first used by Gilera in 1959, the year when the company celebrated its Golden Jubilee. In 1965 there are only 124 Gilera Giubileo 125 produced. This beautiful Gilera 'Giubileo/Financa' had already been restored by its previous (engineer) owner before it was acquired by the Amsterdam Italian Motor Museum.
Source: Hessink's NL
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