Written on: 05/04/2012
Something wrong with front brake allways jaming after some time . I had 3 dna so I can say so . engine is good . I wouldn't recomend you can get another bike with exactly same engine and for less money . (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2012 by spinnanz (1 review written)
First thing first, the main reason I got it was because of its looks, this turns out to be good and bad. The good part is that it looks very good for a scooter and is quite fast for a scooter. The bad part is that it looks so good, it looks like it should go faster than it actually does, so some tend to be disappointed with its performance. Top speed on my DNA180 is just under 120kph. Another thing with looks, is the dash board, it looks very nice but the speed on the speedo is quite... (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2011
I got my DNA as a cheap fun bit of transport for every day so i could use my car just for weekend fun ect, i wasnt expecting much for the £100 i payed. including the mot price and tax i've got less than £200 in the DNA the last owner didnt realy look after it only changing the oil once in the year they owned it knowing this and reading reviews like these i was thinking i'll end up selling it on, but im suprised to say its a great fake bike, it handles realy well its got more torque than a... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2011
I got an absolute bargain on this bike. £265 as a stolen/recovered bike. £25 for a new ignition/seat lock set and £25 for logbook and I was good to go.
The bike is heavily modified (Malossi 70cc bore kit, 23mm dellorto carburettor, polini variator/rollers, PM tuning "Boost Bottle" and a few other extras. The bike cruises along at 60MPH @ 11,000RPM and holds it for longish journeys (25 miles+).
The acceleration is ridiculous, easily gets clear of cars at the lights.
Easily whips any other... (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2010
this bike was bought for my 16th b - day way back in 2003! used it for about a year then gave up with it... got left in the garage then sold it on eBay in 2007... defiantly the worst bike I ever owned, it broke down so Meany times... spark plucks breaking.. overheating problems... doesn't handle in windy conditions... bad for rust.. get a drip of water on it and the thing would cut out... I also has minor problems with the digital petrol gage it would always tell the petrol was empty when it... (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2010
i have owned my dna for a year and im now frightened of it i had put on a leo vince 70 exhaust a 70cc mhr kit 9 roller super speed variator kit a full circle crankshaft a athena unlimited rev unit and a 21mm dellorto carb with a pm tuning filter.The reason i have become scared of the bike is that problems occured such as back brake locking up and also the front mudguard dug into the front tyre and ripped itself off and the bike is not built correctly as it is all screws however when the dna... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2009
The main problem with this gilera dna scooter is when it is wet. When I take it out in the rain its performance is poor. It slows down and cuts out for some strange reason. (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2009
The Gilera DNA Scooter is terrible, just had problem after problem. First I experianced electrical faults, if the bike gets a splash of water on it, it wont work. Then the fly wheel shattered and veriator broke, this cost a fortune. Don't know what went wrong in the end, it set on fire whilst I was riding it, so I had to get rid. Oh but it looked pretty.
The bike is held together with screws instead of nut and bolts, so when you take the fairing off you cant get it back on.
The bike is so... (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2009
I Got Gilera DNA Scooter 125 Its Brill Because I Wanna learn how to ride a bike but without gears. Looks Slick,Feels Nice To Ride What More You Want? (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2009 by daveslayerv1 (1 review written)
fun bike, had a kawasaki kh125 2-stroker capable of 90mph with tube frame was fun but handling lacked.
so you have to imagine what i was thinking when i saw the scooter engine and whelbase of the Gilera DNA Scooter and the fact that it is a four stroke,
but i bought with a aftermarket scorpion exhaust no paperwork for 300 pounds.
and i was amased!!!! the supersports frame is light and surprisingly solid, and i got my knee down first try!!!
handles better than a real bike, and sounds... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2009
I have a gilera dna 125 and it is a great bike no gears just twist and go, Good and sporty and nippy (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2009
iv had my Gilera DNA Scooter 50 for 5 weeks now its a 2000 x plate and i love it compared to some reviews on here mine seems a little sluggish about 35 on the flats 60 downhill unfortunately my bike has had a serious problem with transmission at first the front plate would spin and sheer off the teeth (its eaten two plates) then the spring in the starter motor peice came loose and shredded the belt me and my dad finally fixed this after three weeks of faffing then around a week ago my bike... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2009
To be honest I love the bike. I brought it for £230 and had spent £1200 repairing it. I done my CBT last August and since then I've had an overall of about a month usage out of my DNA. (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2008 by SiMoNe112 (1 review written)
Wicked to ride and very grippy loss of power when stopping at traffic light but solved that problem by leaving it on the littlest revs and then it sets off fine. (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2008 by myshizzleacount
I've had my 57 plate Gilera DNA since January. I was impressed with the initial setup of the bike. Unfortunatley the bike was stolen and crashed about four months into having it. It cost £750 for the insurance company to fix and its never been right since. Just not the same. It ran OK for a little while but in the last week or so, the exhaust, starter motor and engine power have all went out the window. The bike only gets around 30 miles per galleon which is pretty poor for the size of then... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2008
The Gilera DNA is a bike for someone who wants the thrills of riding a real handling bike with the automatic transmition onf a scooter. (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2008
Quite sporty feeling when driving 70 down the highway looking at nice views. I had an -03 and it was drown about 6200km when I bought it, still in good shape. (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2008
i like the ease of twist and go and i'm fortunate to own 2 vehicles for practical use and shopping i use the honda pantheon however for days of playing out i will take the gilera DNA both are four stroke 125's. (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2008 by sebt
I've had my Gilera dna 50cc since December of last year,
initially I had it restricted as I was still new to biking-
for my birthday in January I got it derestricted- and it certainly makes a big difference.
I think if you're looking for a scooter but don't want to feel like an idiot- get one of these.
you sit as you would on a bike- legs over tank style- rather than feet in front- which I feel is a better riding position for balance when cornering.- a lot safer
The bike has chunky tires- so you... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2008 by thee edd
I am definatly recomending anyone to take one for a ride I used to own a typhoon 125 tx a very fast and reliable scooter unfortunatly this was stolen and im know looking to buy a second hand dna 125 to replace this to get me to work without waiting for the trafic. (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2008 by andrewdna
I got my dna about two months ago and I love it the only problem I was having was mild vibration when I pulled away but other then that is well good I recently had an accident where I get hit by a driver (no fault of mine) where the front end was obliterated but I am rebuilding well at the moment fixed engine respray plastics and repaired should be finished in a week or two but I love this bike and couldn't bare to see it go and once its finished it will be one of a kind. (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2008
If you want a bike that is fast, great looking and will NOT fail you, get this Gilera.
There can't be another bike without any failures in 2years out there, other than the big sports bikes.
It's great really, get it!
None of my parts failed, broke or needed replacing in the 2 years I have had my DNA 50. (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2008 by m1ke2008 (1 review written)
Had no problems with the Gilera DNA at first, but I had it de-restricted and had a 100cc sports exhaust put on, it rode well for a week or 2 but then it lost power after about a 5 minute drive, or when you get to about 40mph, anybody have any idea's of why its loosing power? it sometimes cuts out after it loses power, if it does stay on you can rev but it wont do anything for about a minute or 2, then you get the power back. any idea's? (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2008 by killer1987 (1 review written)
My dna 125 is amazing I have had (73mph) out of it the only problem iv had recently is the digital display has managed to get water in it so I cant read the petrol gauge so I have to wait till the yellow light comes on does anyone no any ware I can order 1 because my dealer that I got it from cant get it. (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2008
I've had my 02 plate dna 125 for over a year covering 3,000 miles and has only broke down on me once when the magneto and flywheel decided to destroy each other also I had a scare with a coolant leakage when I suspected the head gaket was on its way out but has since been o.k.'d. Apart from that it has been a solid and reliable bike. The exhuast on mine needs replacing and the cheapest one I could find was a 'leo vince' for £210 I was qouted £400 for a new original. My advice is let it warm... (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2008 by jhammo (1 review written)
Good points of my Gilera DNA is that it's very easy to ride like a scooter but looks like a bike.
It's very fast for a scooter mine will do 60mph. Personally if I went back to buying a scooter i would buy a Geard 50 cc but the Gilera DNA is probably the best scooter there is because of its looks an speed.
I'm surprised the scooter hasn't had any problems yet as it has done a massive 12000 miles which is a lot for a 50 but still had no problems. (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2007
It has been a good bike, I also have a friend who has a DNA and he has had no major trouble with his apart from the electrics. My bike has been nearly 9000 miles and I have had to change the spark plug regular and top up with some good two-stroke oil but when I first got the DNA it would do 56mph on flat, now when I keep full throttle it seems to just die around 38mph. Really need some help and advise with this if any one has any ideas, pleave a comment. (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2007
When up hill it just dies and wont go fast at all!!! it's something wrong with the revs can any1 help me? (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2007 by cudbill (1 review written)
I've had my Gilera DNA (2003) for 2 months now. It hadn't been used for 3 months and passed CBT and everything. First day of having the bike, I was on it for a couple of hours and then I turned the engine off for a bit. When I went to leave my destination, the bike wouldn't start. I had quite a low battery so it wouldn't electric start, but it had always kick started. It wouldn't kick start this time! So I had to push the scooter for about 3 miles home and still don't know what the problem... (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2007 by joecollins89
I'm lucky with my mine. I got this Gilera DNA last June with new Malossi Big Bore 70. Exhaust and everything is standard, even the jet is. Good brakes and looks and is reliable if serviced regularly.
I've never had a 50-70cc overtake me, it will reach 65 on the flat which is an honest speed and I have had it touching 79 down a hill. (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2007 by ozzmosis101 (1 review written)
I had the bike for about 3 weeks, and the head gasket went. Goodness knows how that's done on a 50cc! Got that sorted, then 2 weeks later, a bit of the piston ring snapped and went through the engine, I noticed I was only doing about 25 full throttle (usually doing 47ish). it turned out that the piston had been charcoaled and bits had chipped off it. Next problem was, driving along, pulled over and it wouldn't start again. Had to push 3 miles home, got my Dad (a fully professional mechanic)... (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2007 by Mighty Musz (1 review written)
I have had my Gilera DNA 50cc 02reg for a year now it has had one previous owner whose dad was a police officer and mother a traffic cop so you would think the quality of the bike I buy would be amazing, especially because I payed out near £800 for it after a month of owning the bike everything went down hill; carbon filament in speedo broke (which is a nightmare to get new one), then I had a leak in my cylinder head (coolant was getting in), at the same time my exhaust broke inside my... (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2007 by hannibalite (1 review written)
I have my Gilera DNA 50 for 5 weeks and all I have had is problems. The 2nd day I bought it the exhaust fell of. Then I had an oil leak from where my drive belt split open my oil pipe. my bike wasn't fixed properly so it ceased up and then yesterday I'd just got a new top end kit and rode it for about 20 minutes and it cut out and wouldn't start I am very disappointed and wouldn't want people to pay the amount out that I have for my bike I have spent over £250 and when my bike ceased I... (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2007 by whassup96
I have a 2003 Gilera DNA 50 and I have been impressed with it. All my mates said they wanted one when they saw it. It goes better than most other peds as standard (50 mph derestricted) and really looks the part.
I've had mine for about 6 months now and things seem to have taken a turn for the worst. Recently the throttle cut out on a main road- potentially dangerous. Also, the indicator broke for no apparent reason and the rust (even thought it is kept in a garage all the time) is... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2007 by dannyboi1990
Awesome bike to ride great sporty feeling...could get your knee down easily but I never did as I didn't have knee sliders...instead I gt the footpegs down and you'll b surprised how low that is, the handle bars are about 6 inches from the floor...and the bike very rarely broke traction no matter how hard I rode it....quite easy to pull apart...good looks....an just plain awesome. Good bike, awesome ride, want another one. Maybe the 180cc with a 210cc bore kit and a scorpion exhaust pipe, and... (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2007 by mikemed
Overall, the Gilera DNA is a good bike. It is nice looking, it sounds great and it is quick, if that's what you're into. Mine is still restricted and does 80 (ish). It seems to go forever, and £5 of petrol lasts for ages.
I insured the bike for about £15 per month, and that was with break down cover, whereas an Aprilia RS 125 will cost you a lot more.
The bike looks like it is bigger than a 125, and it does not look like a scooter. But honestly, you are going to come off it, but you will... (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2007 by Tasha xXx
Well had the bike 3 days and didn't realise the seat lock had seized up snapped my key an not only did I have no other key I can now start my bike with a screwdriver, within 3 weeks I started 2 develop a oil leak which then showed my bearing was going which cost me an engine rebuild when all done it worked great until 2 weeks later wen it broke down on me at least 7 times in 2 days and the exhaust snapped because it over heated nightmare brought it back an had spark plug changed and another... (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2007 by dooner (1 review written)
I use this bike to get to and from school and college and have had mixed reactions. I personally think the Gilera DNA is a great little bike that accelerates very quickly, but you hit the top end (standard) too quickly. It's also a little erratic at starting when warm - don't know why. overall though it's a good run-around and in my experience I would definitely recommend it. (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2006 by bies (1 review written)
I bought a brand new Gilera DNA 180cc in January 2003. I liked the looks, economy and ease of use (automatic). It was always serviced on time with the right stuff. The only trouble it gave me during the first year was a malfunctioning horn which had to be replaced 3 times. About a year ago (about six months after the guarantee expired and ONLY at 10,000KM) the engine began to stall occasionally when I was doing some 60-70Kmh at about 5-6000rpm. At first it did this about once a week (which... (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2006 by tempra (2 reviews written)
I own the Gilera DNA125 on an 51 plate and never had a problem a part from the mirror coming loose which is no big deal quite pleased with it so far and now better with the sports exhaust that i've just fitted sounds like a bigger bike :-) (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2006 by hooperz (1 review written)
I've had this bike less than a week and have had the engine rebuilt but it still has no go in it. It goes when cold but as soon as it warms up it tows to do 30 - it has a race pipe but struggles to get second stage and now it does not want to go more than 20-25 - what's the problem, can any one help? I've only got it to get to work on so I don't wont to go all out - I just want it running right. (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2006 by chrisjb2
I like the DNA and loads of my mates have got them - I have got the new one which is slightly different to the older ones and it is more comfortable to ride. I have had an MK sports exhaust fitted, malossi variator, malossi clutch spring, it's been tuned up a bit and had the air box played with to make it sound nice. You can hear it coming as it sounds a lot bigger than what it is. I have had 61 out of it so far but haven't had the chance to properly open it up yet as there is normally too... (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2006 by collinsjoe851
Very easy to fit a Malossi 70cc kit to my Gilera DNA, best and worth the money, use 6gramme rollers, maybe a speed clutch and a Leovince exhaust. When the exhausts rusts, wire brush and use Halfords high temp proof paint matt black. If you want the exhaust to shine, use some silicone spray for plastics. Does the exhaust, all the rear mudguard, stickers, dash and clocks, any fading. My bike is just like this and will do 83mph down a hill and 68mph on the flat on the duel carriage way. I've... (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2006 by sempai boy
The Gilera DNA is a really really good bike, easy to handle even for a learner like me but still very powerful if in needed, ummm it's very reliable.
However, it tends to need to go about 3 or 4 miles before it warms up properly, and considering I only use it for pottering around the city, it never really warms up properly.
Good for young drivers, yet can be fairly pricey and the insurance for a learner is exorbitant! (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2006 by gray1039 (1 review written)
I love this Gilera DNA 125 bike, runs really well once it has had a good long run and engine is warm. When I go to work, or the gym, or town, I have some place to stash my stuff. No need to change gears so it is good on fuel, easy to ride and quick off the mark.
I'd recommend this bike for people that are starting out or for someone that is commuting to work because it goes through traffic easy and keeps the fuel costs down. (£7.50 will get you 150 miles if you take it easy on the... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2006 by fallen angel (1 review written)
This bike is a great for gaining some road experience. The lack of gears gives you more focus for the road and what is going on around you. Its quick to start and reliable. I've had no problems so far in either dry or wet weather. The only thing I can say is if you want to get used to the balance of a bike then this is the way forward. The handling is good, but the turning circle is quite wide. It brakes well, and its petrol usage is very economical (£6 for around 120 miles). However, I... (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2006 by ad140
I love going cruising with my friends on my 50cc Gilera DNA, it shows them all up on there small peds. I like the acceleration and top speed and of course the look of the bike. I also like the digital speedometer. If I could change any thing, I would remove the l plates and raise the height of the bike. (read more)