Written on: 20/04/2012 by GoodGrief (1 review written)
Now just because I've given this bike a 1 STAR rating don't go getting upset - actually it deserves a 5 STAR rating because it's possibly the finest 'ped we've ever seen. It looks superb, starts first time - even after standing for 6 months, sips fuel, is clean to ride, looks great and is very comfortable to ride. The 1 star rating is just if you want to sell it on... Our story... My son has got one of these - a 2010 (60 plate) Gilera Runner SP50. It's brand new and is a great looking... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2011
Fast,solid brakes with double calipers on front disc brake(which scooter 50ccm has that?)Good strong water cooled engine,bike looks good and aerodynamic,large wheels for a 50ccm scooter,reliable and one of the biggest and heaviest(if not the heaviest-109 kg)50ccm scooter around.Has 4.5 HP (3.3 KW)when sold in fex Italy but sold in Norway has about 2.5 HP;anyway 4.5 HP for a mass produced bike is not bad at all.Strong frame with double welded tubes with steel sheeting between for extra... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2010
I have had many problames with this bike but I wouldn't exchange it for anything. Its the fastest moped you will find as standard and will blow away all of those chavvy little speedfight 2's (that top out at 45mph.) Ive had almost 60mph out of it and im pretty sure its standard(can't be sure, the last owner was a complete tool, they normally are.) It needed a new voltage regulator, ignition switch and some carb maintinence because of the last owner. Be careful buying one second hand because... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2010
My gilera 50cc has been really reliable throughout the year never let me down. My bike is de-restricted and does 70 with ease, i have a chrome laser x-pro exhaust. Bike has always worked from button so no need for kick start, nothings every broke, fuel is efficient and i hardly ever need 2 stroke oil, overall this bike is superb and well prices, i would recommend this bike to anyone who is looking for a reliable, fast and good looking bike, in my opinion this bike is amazing. (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2010
it is a really great bike i have had it a year now and have had no problems with it i bought it third hand with cosmetic damage and the speedo not working or the temp gauge and i fixed those for nothing still has cosmetic damage it has bout nearly 19000 miles on it hasnt cost me a penny only in fuel and two stroke oil doesnt use that much fuel either i put 7 pound in it and last me for three weeks mine does 60mph on flat on a good day but usually 55mph it is deristicted with a leovince zx... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2010
i bought my runner 3rd hand, i new the person who had it from new, his dad fitted a malossi 70 kit and it ruined the head gasket causing it to leak. i paid 350 for it and its cost me £6 to fix, ive upgraded the rollers to 6.6g polini rollers. other than that its standard, i have 125 clocks in it and a smallers grab rail on the back.
the first review says take the thermostat out, you mean take it out the engine completly so its just a hole? and its liquid cooled so wont the liquid come out?... (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2010
I have a Gilera Runner SP 55Plate (2005).
I have had a few problems since i bought it, but nothing major...
My runner is completely standard (de restricted) and it hits 50mph easilly with a standard pipe, so it is definately a fast bike for a 50cc and the hi per 2 pro liquid cooled engine is highly tunable compared to some other mopeds which are hard to find parts for!
The good things of the bike are:
.Big Petrol Tank (i can put around £12 in)
.All Gilera Runners Are Liquid Cooled As... (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2009
I have had my gilera runner for a year. I bought it with 2000 miles on the clock and i sold it just under 10,000. It is the best 50cc moped you will find. Never any problems with parts/problems. It is very fast for a 50 and with 5.2 gram rollers and a leo levinci exaust it flies although is averages at 55mph on a standard exaust. They hold money well and i would definatley recomend to a friend. (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2009
I bought this bike as a first ride-about and there are no problems. Got it as a spares/repairs project and had it fixed within a week, people say these things are unreliable but thats because they aren't mechanically minded, when you buy a bike you have to know how to repair it. simplest ,lovely ,smooth engine. Fantastic. Oh and if its smokey its because your drowning it in 2 stroke. (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2009
I have had a gilera runner sp 50 limited edition for 4 months, it is rubbish, it eats fuel, very smokey, its been in shop 3 times and there wont admit there is a fault. but it looks ace. its not worth £2oo7!! I would not recommend this bike. (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2009
I LOVE my Gilera Runner SP 50 (which i've owned for a month), but it seems to have created a money pit which i am constantly throwing money in for repairs on this moped!
I've owned it for a month and since then, the electrics bugged out on me, my spark plug needed replacing, the carburettor needed to be replaced, and now it is leaking coolant from the cylinder head which i have to get sorted now (wheel it 2 miles to the mechanics)!
And i am pretty sure there are many other things im going... (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2009
Ive had my Gilera Runner SP 50 for 3 months and the first day i got it it broke down with an eletric problem, it rides well but i cant belive the day i had it it broke down with no spark to the spark plug. it looks great but it dont move thats the only problem. i like the water temp being on the dash but it does not go up very far i dont know if any body elce has this but i do. and the km could have been in miles insted because you have to work out how many miles it has done. i bought mine... (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2009
I've had my Gilera Runner sp50 2007 since new (2007) Have had it derestricted by main dealer with a new leo vince exhaust and 5.2g rollers which came with it. Can't fault the bike one bit. I use it everyday to get to work and back and it does a solid 62mph flat out. (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2009
The Gilera Runner SP 50 scooter is the best,why?because he is safe(brakes,handling,comfort).He is reliable
low fuel consumption,fast,nice to see.but most important
:he runs and runs so many km you dont believe no chinese
scooter can beat him with so strong construction.
without doubt :the best you can buy.
disadvantage:not cheap to buy (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2009 by nbufton
brand new bike eats fuel,57mpg.......gilera does not want to help neither does Arch Motorcyles, in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, they claim nothing wrong with bike. They say that is recommended mpg....beware when buying this bike....cheaper to drive a car..... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2009
Acceleration is brilliant, Fuel consumption is low (150 miles for £5, can't argue), Suspension is good, Parts are easy to get hold of, quiet with standard exhaust.
The best thing about this bike is that it makes you feel like you are riding the lamborghini of scooters, with the glowing red tachometer, stylish dash and digital screen showing speed, time, engine temp., fuel guage, and trip!
Usually starts first time, but needs a little bit of throttle and rev to get it going.
Bodywork covers... (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2009
. The Gilera Runner SP 50 is very reliable good feul costs (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2009
I have just bought my first road legal scooter a gilera runner sp 50 and it is awesome, it has great accelaration, and a incredibly confortable seat, if youre looking for a new 50cc then look no further, I was looking for weeks for a scooter I wanted, at first I liked the yamaha aerox butf found this was a quicker and a lot more confortable scooter, ITS THE BEST (read more)
Written on: 23/11/2008
I got a Gilera runner purejet and I can say there truly the best 50cc bike I ' ve drove, I ' ve had Piaggio Nrg Dt and also aprilia Sr50 both being derestricted Gilera runners all the way although I ' ve never owned a sp but drove one for a week which my mate lent me. My purejet seems to be better on petrol. (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2008 by 3556898765fgj
Brilliant bike! Fast reliable bike for a 50cc bike it goes around 60ish on the flat and even quicker down hill. Really good looking bike owned mine for 12months no problems great bike. (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2008 by dillondexter (1 review written)
It's large (high) and stable and runs reliably. Large front wheel
I bought a 45 litre box to have on the back and it looks great.
It starts slower when having a passenger but doesn't feel much slower going uphill with one.
I feel like the king of mopedists. I've had it for 5 months now and it starts without fail and drinks little oil. I get ca 130 km per tank. I have only owned one previous moped and that was a 4-stroke and ran (of course) much quieter. I haven't had it serviced yet but will... (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2008
The Gilera Runner SP is a good bike/comfortable/very fast. The bike look brillint ive got two now amzin to race with ive had mine tuned and it will do a good 70 mph on the flat but it cost me more money than the bike is worth to get to go that fast. My tuned bike is kicking out 12 bhp on the dyno and it ticks over at 7000 rpm. (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2008 by biker69 (1 review written)
The Gilera Runner is an overweight scooter but surprisingly quick off the mark, slow acceleration is nigh on impossible. 9/10 for build and reliability. (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2008
Very good looking bike and very reliable even with all my rubbish I've put on it, thats another thing, you can do what you like to them. Very nice to ride. I found it a good cruiser. I would say they are one of the best mopeds you can buy! (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2008
I advise anyone who wants one to start looking as they are reliable fast and very comfortable to ride. I have just managed to get my hands on a Gilera Runner they are very reliable bikes and I advice anyone who needs one to start looking they are also a very fast bike and very comfortable. (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2008 by nick118
I've had my gilera runner 4 a few months now it worked fine and drove rely well but then the other day i went round the block on it and it jus wouldnt go ober 15 mph but when on the kickstand it seemed to run ok does anyone have any idea on whats wrong? (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2008 by nick118
I've had my Gilera Runner for a few months now it worked fine and drove rely well but then the other day I went round the block on it and it jus wouldnt go ober 15 mph but when on the kikstand it seemed to run ok does anyone have any idea on whats wrong? (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2008 by paicey799
I have had my Gilera Runner for about a week now and hasn't done me wrong, it looks good and kicks off quick, no good for a race though! gilera has a reputation for speed although they are rather sluggish I would defiantly recomend this moped to anyone although parts and mods are exspensive for cheaper parts and good looks I would recomened a Peugeot Speedfight 2 (and they have a better top end like the trekker 100). (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2008 by liushukui (1 review written)
I just chose it from the web page... I will use it to pick up my girlfriend since I live a little bit far from downtown... SO I came here for suggestions: is it good for TWO passengers? (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2007 by gilera sp (1 review written)
The gilera runner is a very fast and reliable bike but I think it is better to get it de-restricted because you can move much faster but can anybody tell me how many fuel refills before I put more 2 stroke oil in? (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2007 by jethrosmart1 (1 review written)
Ive had my bike for a few months now and recently derestricted it, with the understanding it would do at least 50 on flat like all the other guy said above but mines stuck at 47 or 47 topps on flat,i have followed derestriction properly and its all sounding good, so why is mine slower? i love my bike, but it bothers me. (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2007 by robbie2006hamster (1 review written)
All my friends drive Yamaha Aerox's but I found the insurance just too pricey so bowed down to something different. I looked into the Gilera range and found the runner and with a insurance quote €600 in the difference couldn't say no. I payed €1000 for mine with low millage I'm not big into the idea of customizing 50cc machines as they scream as it is for help. But would recommend the runner 50 to anyone like myself starting off in the bike world. It goes a steady 5o mph top speed and I... (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2007 by spotthepig (1 review written)
well it happened today. I fitted continental twists (tyres) and run them in, and decided to see what it could do.... first corner much faster than Michelin boppers second corner how much faster.
Although I removed the centre stand and fitted a side stand a still scrapes and with these tyres I went to fast leaned to much and the stand hit the road lifting the back wheel and basically low siding I held onto the bike before I went tumbling at 40 I jumped up and grabbed the bike a wee scuff... (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2007 by stocksey (1 review written)
About 5 months ago a got a Gilera Runner SP 50 and it is the best 50cc moped you can buy. I payed £400 for my 1999 runner . I'm a big lad at just over 15 stoner and my runner powers me up to 65mph on the flat easily with it only being de-restricted without a sport exhaust. My friend has a Aprila rs 50 and my runner beats it up to 30mph easily. (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2007 by 1990nath
This bike is great fun handles well and its the best 50cc out there believe me I've been on nearly every make of bike you could think of and no other 50cc is as good as a Gilera Runner. (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2007 by roomey (1 review written)
The Gilera Runner SP 50 Scooter looks amazing - There are so many mods that can be attached to the bike to make it look, sound and handle amazingly - not to forget SPEED.
Very reliable in comparison to other bikes such as, italjet and Peugeot and you get many miles to the gallon. (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2007 by pooley999 (1 review written)
I just got my Gilera Runner delivered without tax or insurance but that didn't bother me. I'm 16 and this is my first scooter - I jumped on it. It has 1892km on the clock and has a broken light but I don't mind - I'm a big lad weighing 15 stone but this thing pulled me to 30 where it is restricted. I have a question - if I get it derestricted will I ruin the engine within a year or will it still be OK to sell for around £400 in a year? (it will probably have around 9k on the clock by then) (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2006 by spitz (1 review written)
The Gilera Runner SP 50is is very fast and reliable. I had it going off the clock the other day.
I still cannot find where to put the 2 stroke oil, can any body help me with this please?
Great bike and I would recommend it to anybody looking for a fast and reliable moped. (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2006 by craig c
My Gilera 50 does 40 mph flat out but is leaking fluid from the kick side engine casing - I don't know what it is or how to fix it - it's sluggish on take off but does pick up quickly and seems to move on it's own on take off but then stalls sometimes - It's stumped me - can anybody help? (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2006 by Daniellethegr8
This Gilera Runner SP 50 is beautiful and a very good make. You can make a lot of people jealous with it! I have had this bike for a week or so and have been learning how to ride it. I love the bike to bits and it is quite fast and quiet though. (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2006 by damienmcguire84 (2 reviews written)
I've only owned this Gilera Runner SP 50 for a month or so now but it is fantastic. I bought it new for £2000 from my local dealer and she is worth every single penny. I've just had it derestriced after 600 miles (I go everywhere on it!!) and put on a Leo Vince sport exhaust and she does about 55 to 60mph on the flat (no really!).
I would recommend getting them derestricted has you do get a lot more power out of them.
She is pretty good on petrol too, about 70 to the gallon. I did have a... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2006 by dfrichardd (1 review written)
I have had my Gilera Runner SP 50, for about 2 weeks now on the road. I love it, although I am bike frigid, which means I daren't go on my bike because I am scared. My bike does 55 mph on the flat which is restricted. Up hills it is poor but on the flat it is ok. The problem is that I had a crash on the 3rd day I was on the road. I got hit by a car, this is because I am an amateur and I didn't look. Anyay, I have broke my bike, the fairing has smashed to pieces and my exhaust is dead. The... (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2006 by dean3389
I own a Gilera Runner SP50 with a PM71 tuning pipe, Malossi 70cc bore kit and 7.2g rollers. Since these parts have been fitted there has not been much of a change in performance. On the flat it will accelerate very very slowly and on the smallest of hills it will go no more than 40. On a slightly larger hill it wil sometimes drop as low as 20mph! something is wrong with it, any ideas? (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2006 by runner50cobhc (1 review written)
I've had my Gilera Runner 50cc for 2 months now and haven't had any problems with it. I bought it 2nd hand from a friend and it's one of the fastest 50cc's around. It has too good of an acceleration for a factory scooter, so it must have acceleration clutch spings and light variators on. It does about 53 miles on straight road, despite the fact that it has all those acceleration parts on. It beats a speedfight 307wrc, a kymco super9, an NRG and some other factory scooters. I'm sick of the... (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2006 by GassyRunner (1 review written)
Overall the runner is one of the best 50cc Peds you can own. It is more than capable of keeping up with all the kids who think they are cool with their speedfights, but it's even better to see there face's after you have tuned it up well! I have owned my SP Runner for two and a half months from new (06) I would recommend letting the bike do at least 1,500 to 2,000 miles before editing the motor. These bikes have the best and I mean best acceleration than any other 50 even RS50s etc. I can... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2006 by pritchard (1 review written)
I have had the Gilera Runner nearly two months now had not been de-restricted yet so cannot say it's quick. But overall it's not a bad bike theese things happen. (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2006 by pandaburger
My SP50 is a 2001 model. I got it last May for about £650 in good nick. It was derestricted and does about 50mph. But since then the bike has started to get sluggish, dropping down to 40/45mph at the slightest slope. And sometimes it drops to 15/20mph going up hills. Makes a weird rumbling sound. I thought this is the belt and I am going to get it checked out. I was then thinking of purchasing a Leovinci ZX power pipe to boost the speed a little bit. Apart from this it's a good bike -... (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2005 by ghostrider (1 review written)
Well had I have had the Gilera Runner SP 50 for 7 months now (2001) model, yeah its a nice bike, does 60mph obviously has a bore kit, sounds loud with the custom pipe, good little run around however, don't elbow the wing mirrors! I did and the glass mirror just snapped out (read more)