Gilera Saturno

Gilera Saturno 1950s Italian classic motorcycle

Gilera was a big player in the realm of 1950s motorbike manufacturing. After that, the firm met with mixed fortunes. Gilera's Fifties flagship - the Saturno - was launched in '46. Rolled out in 'Sport', 'Touring', and 'Competition' modes, the Saturno would sell well for years.

The Saturno 'production racer' was a hit both on road and track. Competitive for many seasons, it remained so for some time after its production run finished - at the fag-end of the '50s.

In road-going form, the Saturno stayed tethered to the tarmac - thanks to its telescopic forks, and vertical rear shocks. Indeed, it would gain a reputation as a 'performance bike' of its day. Towards the end, Gilera was linked with Piaggio, Vespa - and the scooter scene, generally. Illustrious though those names still were, Gilera's glory days were behind it. Bikes like the Saturno, though, still shone a light for past success.

29 comments:

  1. I could not resist commenting. Very well written! I love what you guys tend to be up
    too. This type of clever work and exposure! Keep up the amazing works guys I've incorporated you guys to my
    personal blogroll. I am really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog.

    Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up
    the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays.
    http://aoc.com/

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you very much! It's a free Google Blogger theme, which I then customised to some extent - with HTML/CSS. Best of both worlds, basically!

    ReplyDelete
  3. It’s perfect time to make a few plans for the longer term
    and it’s time to be happy. I’ve read this submit and if I
    may I wish to counsel you few fascinating issues or suggestions.

    Maybe you can write subsequent articles regarding this article.

    I want to learn more issues about it! I’ve been surfing online
    more than 4 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.

    It’s pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will
    be a lot more useful than ever before. I will right
    away snatch your rss feed as I can not in finding your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service.
    Do you’ve any? Kindly allow me know in order that I could subscribe.
    Thanks. http://goodreads.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The email subscription facility is now in place.

      Delete
  4. Thanks ... yes, all my articles always go to my RSS feed.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Saved as a favorite, I like your website! Hello, I log on to your blogs
    regularly. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep up the good work!
    These are in fact wonderful ideas in about blogging.
    You have touched some fastidious things here.
    Any way keep up wrinting. http://foxnews.net

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really do appreciate your kind words. I put a heck of a lot of effort into the articles - to get them as good as I possibly can. It's great when someone like yourself likes the results. Thanks again!

      Delete
  6. I have been browsing online more than 4 hours today, yet I never found any interesting
    article like yours. It's pretty worth enough for me.
    Personally, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the web
    will be much more useful than ever before. Wow, this article is fastidious,
    my younger sister is analyzing such things,
    so I am going to convey her. It is perfect time
    to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy.
    I have read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you few interesting things or tips.
    Perhaps you can write next articles referring to
    this article. I desire to read even more things about
    it! http://nestle.com/

    ReplyDelete
  7. I will immediately snatch your rss feed as I can't find your email subscription link or
    e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly allow me realize in order that I may subscribe.
    Thanks. Greetings! Very helpful advice in this
    particular post! It is the little changes which will make the greatest changes.

    Many thanks for sharing! Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this site.

    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s hard to get that “perfect balance” between usability and visual appeal.

    I must say you’ve done a excellent job with this.
    Additionally, the blog loads super fast for me on Safari.
    Outstanding Blog! http://foxnews.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Many thanks indeed! I'm particularly pleased with your feedback re Safari ... my, how I love that browser! I think you're absolutely right to bring up the usability/dynamic visuals 'trade-off'. Certainly, it does require great care to try to get that 'balance' right. Thanks so much for your visits!

      Delete
  8. You really make it seem so easy together with your presentation but I to find this matter to be actually one thing which I think
    I would never understand. It sort of feels too complex and
    very extensive for me. I'm taking a look forward to your subsequent submit, I'll attempt to get the hang of it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for your commitment to the site ... much appreciated!

      Delete
  9. I simply couldn't leave your site before suggesting that I extremely loved the usual information a person provide for your visitors?

    Is going to be again continuously in order to inspect new posts Ahaa, its fastidious conversation about this paragraph at this place
    at this blog, I have read all that, so at this
    time me also commenting at this place. It is appropriate time
    to make some plans for the future and it’s time
    to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you few interesting things
    or tips. Perhaps you can write next articles
    referring to this article. I want to read more things
    about it! http://foxnews.net

    ReplyDelete
  10. I enjoy every thing you gents happen to be " up " likewise.
    These kinds of great succeed not to mention stating!
    Maintain the wonderful succeeds gents Concerning contained all of you
    to be able to my personal blogroll. I reckon it’ll increase the worth of my website ??

    ReplyDelete
  11. I ⅾon't even understand how Ι endeɗ up rigһt
    here, howeevеr Ι believed this submit was once great. I don't understand wwho yyou are however definitely you're
    going to a well-ҝnown blοgger if ʏou hapρen to are not already.
    Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I visit everyday some sites and websites to read articles, but this weblog presents quality based posts.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thank you very much indeed ... and thanks so much for reading them!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hello, I think your web site could be having browser compatibility problems.
    Whenever I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine however when opening in Internet Explorer,
    it's got some overlapping issues. I just wanted to provide you
    with a quick heads up! Apart from that, fantastic blog!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for that heads up ... I'll check it out! And, many thanks for your visits!

      Delete
  15. Hiya very cool web site!! Guy .. Excellent .. Amazing ..
    I will bookmark your site and take the feeds additionally?
    I'm satisfied to seek out so many useful info here in the publish, we want develop more strategies on this
    regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

    ReplyDelete
  16. Awesome! Its truly awesome post, I have got much clear idea concerning from
    this post.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Genuinely when someone doesn't know then its up to other people that they will assist,
    so here it takes place.

    ReplyDelete

Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM

'Dream cars' are offbeat design prototypes. Typically, they are displayed at motor shows. In much the same way as cou...