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★★★★★

“I'm looking for a block of gilera cougar”

Written on: 01/05/2012

the block what i want is 125 or 180 please… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“expensive love affair with the wrong bike!”

Written on: 13/01/2012 by lummy93 (2 reviews written)

Bought this as my first motorbike as an upgrade from a scooter at the end of October 2011 and have owned the bike for 2 and a half months now. 2 weeks in and the first cold day of the year the bike wouldn't turn over, applied the choke briefly which then stopped the ignition switch from firing. this was the beginning of a series of problems with the bike. Took it to a garage and they replaced the starter motor. the bike worked relatively well apart from cutting out… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to lummy93's Review

Written on: 11/05/2012

i agree with all you said but i love my cougar and i can fix almost everything my self. i made 2 side panels out of an old black satalite dish, the one with the small holes in, and it looks better than the original ones. happy riding.

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Lummy93's Response to lummy93's Review

Written on: 14/05/2012

Since writing this i would like to say, you can pick a decent one up for about 300 pounds. considering i paid 1200 i think i was royally had. but it comes with the territory i suppose, particularly for your first bike.

I now own a Honda shadow 125, brilliant bike. just lacks the personality that the cougar had. doesn't sound anywhere near as nice. but definitely makes up for it with looks and smoothness.

If anyone is in the Cheshire area and is thinking of buying a cougar, i will sell mine for 300 pounds as a runner. However needs some desperate TLC - meaning side panels and a new chain and some general attention. since writing the review the bike ran perfectly and still does (minus a bit of a loose clutch).

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★★★☆☆

“Okay first things first: The Gilera Coguar (yeah...”

Written on: 30/09/2010 by eljazz (12 reviews written)

Okay first things first: The Gilera Coguar (yeah that's the actual spelling) isn't a great bike. But neither is a bad one. It looks good, has an excellent engine and has served me well.

However all the negative things you may have read are also true. The finish is poor and the chrome paint crumbles away rather rapidly leaving a rather ugly result. The electrics are a joke and every time I get it serviced (I like to do this every three months) something electrical gets fixed too. Finally… Read Full Review

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“I bought the cougar for my wife as a first learner...”

Written on: 25/02/2010

I bought the cougar for my wife as a first learner bike for a very reasonable price. reliability at first was great although the overall appearance of the bike was let down somewhat by the poor quality chromework (bubbles, flaking and alluminum oxide showing through, especially on the rear grab rails, exhaust very quick to rust) a few lights started blowing but this was easily sorted by cleaning and tightening connections. more recently there was an intermittent fault with the engine, an… Read Full Review

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Ronanryan19's Comment

Written on: 11/05/2012

spray everything with matt black, it looks better and lasts longer than chrome, my cougar is bad chrome free

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★★☆☆☆

“I have bought my Gilera 125 3 months ago.Since that...”

Written on: 08/11/2009

I have bought my Gilera 125 3 months ago.Since that moment,i've had only troubles without solutions.Sometimes pieces of chrome parts fall,and the engine runs very badly.It turns off often and there is not enough power to get on an hill with a speed of 35mph.It is too heavy but when you sit on it,it seems a sofa!comfortable and very good-looking,I recommend it for people who want to learn to ride because if you can ride this washing machine,all the other bikes will be a dream!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Talking from experience i have had several lower cc...”

Written on: 12/05/2009 by TRE125 (1 review written)

Talking from experience i have had several lower cc bikes and this one has to be my favourite so far… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I have had a Gilera Cougar for just over a year and...”

Written on: 30/04/2009

I have had a Gilera Cougar for just over a year and have found it a great bike to learn on. They aren't as nippy as a Honda CG 125 around the town but they are a cruising bike and get up to higher speeds on the open roads i.e.75mph (with the wind in the right direction) which isn ' t bad for a 125 and unlike the CG which could only manage about 60. They are very comfortable to ride and have the feel of a bigger bike and look great. Parts are harder to get hold of but with a good bit of… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“ I had nothing but trouble whn i bought this Gilera...”

Written on: 18/01/2009

I had nothing but trouble whn i bought this Gilera Cougar 125 biike, the speedo was broken and it seems to be impossible to get hold of a new one, the electrics went weird on me, aat times when i was accelerating it would randomly put itself into neutral which could be very scarey if you had been keeping up with the cars around you ( i dont know how fast i was going when it did that because i never managed to get a working speedo!) i bought this bike after doing my cbt to learn on and ive now… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“All in all a good bike. Surprising pic up. slow up...”

Written on: 12/01/2009

All in all a good bike. Surprising pic up. slow up hills if you dont get a good run up. Very comfy. Even for me and i'm 6'2. Very good commuter for day to day use but not good for those who are looking for speed. I use mine every day to g oto work in the night and rugby 3 times a week and sometimes to go to college. Never fails me… Read Full Review

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Steve Bunn's Comment

Written on: 22/11/2009

I found this review helpful becauseas the owner of a harley it's positive and honest about a small bike..

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★★★★★

“Beautiful bike, You get lots of admiring looks while...”

Written on: 03/01/2009

Beautiful bike, You get lots of admiring looks while riding this bike. Easy start, reliable and can be very nippy when needed.
Great fun and great value. If you are considering a bike to commute on or just need a runaround choose a Cougar… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Gilera Cougar 125. Quick acceleration/easy to handle....”

Written on: 02/01/2009 by jamie welch (1 review written)

Gilera Cougar 125. Quick acceleration/easy to handle. Nice easy bike to ride looks like a bigger bike than it is. Only bad thing 5th gear just doesn't seem to have any power… Read Full Review

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“This bike is a lovely little bike especially for a...”

Written on: 26/11/2008 by thgfh (1 review written)

This bike is a lovely little bike especially for a learner do not make the mistake of buying a cg 125 or any other skinny wheeled machine only good thing about a cg is the engine while Gilera Cougar has a excellent frame good build quality good engine and good design and also fat wheels for a 125, I did have speed problems when I 1st got mine and also a awful rattle (turned out to be the chain been too slack) paid a VERY cheap price of 275 01 red pounds with 10 months tax and test (had to fish… Read Full Review

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“Got straight through pipes and she roars like a bigger...”

Written on: 23/11/2008 by may201 (1 review written)

Got straight through pipes and she roars like a bigger bike. Get lots of admiring looks from people around. Seat good height for people of shorter stature but I bought her from a man who was well over 6' tall and he said he was quite comfortable riding her. Have had this bike for nearly two years and I ' m still proud to ride it. Mine on a '51 plate and still only has just over 3000 miles on clock. Might even keep it when I pass my test. Reliable runner and easy to access all areas for… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Well, I had read many reviews about the Gilera Cougar...”

Written on: 19/06/2008 by p0ng0 (1 review written)

Well, I had read many reviews about the Gilera Cougar before deciding to buy it, and they were all positive. Even my typically skeptic father could not find a bad word written about this relatively rare machine on the internet. Of course, having gone ahead and put my deposit down all the negative reviews shot to the top of Google..... well this is my experience. Firstly, it's only fair to establish my viewpoint. I am a 30 year old man who has struggled most of his life to realise the all too… Read Full Review

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Thebag3Lman's Response to p0ng0's Review

Written on: 01/06/2010

I found this review very helpful because...
<br/>i have recently just bought one under my uncle recommendation and this review spurs my confidence. im an 18 year old and am looking forward to riding it already after this!! needs a little work mine does but not much and will be looking forward to go for a nice run on it on the end of the week!!!
<br/>thanks for reviewing it helped a lot!!!

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★★★★★

“Over all very good bike. The bike is very light and...”

Written on: 06/06/2008 by Aljarvis (1 review written)

Over all very good bike. The bike is very light and easy to ride. it also looks good… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I love this bike, it is fantastic fun and so...”

Written on: 11/05/2008

I love this bike, it is fantastic fun and so comfortable to ride and for a 125 it looks bigger and sounds more powerful then you would expect.
It's not a fast superbike but for cruising and comuting you can't compare. A lovely all rounder that is a great entry level bike or for commuting I'd recommend it to anybody!… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“The Gilera COugar is a lovely bike would not swap it...”

Written on: 11/04/2008 by sr27 (2 reviews written)

The Gilera COugar is a lovely bike would not swap it for any other 125 bike as im going to do so many things to this one iv all ready changed the exhaust im going to have the head bourd out and lower the back and make it ridged no shocks it will look well fat you carnt do this kind of work to many 125 now can you… Read Full Review

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“My Gilera Cougar has been driven 9000 km. I bought it...”

Written on: 06/04/2008 by Janny (1 review written)

My Gilera Cougar has been driven 9000 km. I bought it second hand at 2800km. 15mai 2007. It had been stored away for all these years and looks brand new. But rumours say that the day I will need a new chain or other pieces, I will have trouble to find them.
I am for the time being, very satisfied. But would like to know a little more about this so I don't have to be without it for too long in case I'd need something for it… Read Full Review

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Sr27's Response to Janny's Review

Written on: 11/04/2008

you can get a new chain and sprockets of ebay 40 plus 7.50 p&p iv just got a second hand one for a tenna not bad but if u got the money get the set new it will last longer

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★★★★★

“I've owned my Gilera Cougar for about 1 year now and...”

Written on: 14/12/2007 by flored (1 review written)

I've owned my Gilera Cougar for about 1 year now and it hasn't failed me once. I bought a 02 reg for 1300 it was in perfect condition and low mileage. After a few months I noticed that the chrome became white in certain paces and was rather uneven.
This bike is perfect for beginners and has cheap insurance.
The only work I've done on it is taken a few links from the chain… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Fantastic bike, got mine silver/blue 2003 model for...”

Written on: 01/10/2007 by mrbass69 (1 review written)

Fantastic bike, got mine silver/blue 2003 model for £500. Needs some side panels but amazing to ride, had 74mph out of it. Changed up from a 2stroke Yamaha TZR (87 model) and it runs like a dream, mine has some problems with starting, seems to need the choke on all the time and keep some revs when turning it off. and the choke is in a stupid place, not easy to reach… Read Full Review

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