Founded in 1909
Founded in 1909 by Giuseppe Gilera, this Italian motorcycle manufacturer is renowned for its passion in the racing field.
In 1935, Gilera successfully acquired the rights to the Rondine four-cylinder engine, which rocketed its racing machines for almost 40 years. Engines ranged from 100cc to 500cc and were fitted with four-stroke engines, which were developed by Gilera.
The most famous Gilera machine is the 1939 Saturno, inspired by the pre-war Gilera VTEGS 500cc. However it was in the years after World War II that Gilera dominated the racing scene, winning the 500cc road racing world championships six times in eight years.
Gilera joins the Piaggio Group
Glory on the track came to an end after 1957 due to a gentleman’s agreement with other Italian motorcycle makers. In light of falling motorcycle sales after the war, these competing brands agreed to quit Grand Prix racing as a cost-cutting measure.
In 1969, Gilera was purchased by Piaggio. In recent years, it has produced a wide range of scooters and mopeds that are both stylish and well-priced – including the ‘supermotard’ Gilera SMT, an off-road moped that’s fit for city life but can handle bumpy roads too.
To find out more about the different models from owners, check out our Gilera Bike Reviews.
What level of cover do I need for my Gilera Bike Insurance?
Devitt has been providing motorcycle insurance since 1936, arranging protection for all types of bikes. From city mopeds to high-end Harleys, we’ve got you covered.
At Devitt, we provide all the usual cover options – fully comp, third party only and third party fire and theft. We also offer additional policies, including Legal Expenses cover, which would pay for your legal fees in the event of an accident. We can also provide Personal Accident cover, including an option to protect your helmet and leathers, and Excess Protect, which can help to reduce your premium.
How can I save money on my Gilera insurance?
Whatever your age, whatever your location, we’ll try our hardest to bring your premiums down. Fitting an immobiliser or an alarm to your Gilera motorbike could help, as well as storing your bike in a secure garage or shed. If this isn’t possible, good old-fashioned locks and chains will also reduce the cost.
How can I get a quote for my Gilera insurance?
Fill in our online form or call our expert team and get a quick quote for your Gilera insurance today.
To get started, make sure you have all the information to hand about your motorbike, your license, your driving habits and your No Claims Bonus. We also need to know about any convictions or claims within the last five years, and what security measures are in place to protect your bike.
Find the best cover for your bike and save money with Devitt. Get a quote online now or call our friendly, UK-based advisors on 0345 872 3614.
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