Is “Piaggio GT850” the Gilera GP850?

November 14, 2008

Remember the rumors that Piaggio would display a new 850cc scooter at EICMA? Remember we asked why Piaggio and Aprilia called the V-Twin 839.3 engine an “850” while Gilera called it an “800?” Well, this appears to be the scooter in question, and it’s not Piaggio-branded after all, instead, it’s a nicely revamped Gilera GP800, and they upgraded the displacement to 850cc without changing the engine one bit. At least they’re consistent now.


2 Responses to “Is “Piaggio GT850” the Gilera GP850?”

  1. rakuchinaNo Gravatar on November 15th, 2008 7:02pm

    Help, illnoise! Unable to click on “this appears to be the scooter in question“. Help!

  2. illnoiseNo Gravatar on November 16th, 2008 9:47am

    Oops, fixed. I’m on fire with html this week.

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