1954 Gilera 499cc Saturno Sport
Frame no. 2611414
Engine no. 266276
The best known and most successful large-capacity Gilera roadster of the post-WW2 period was the 500cc Saturno, which had first appeared in 1940 in competition guise. In 1951 the Turismo and Sport roadsters were updated with a telescopic front fork and full-width alloy front brake, gaining conventional coil-spring dampers at the rear soon after. Production of the Saturno roadsters continued until 1959, their passing marking the end of the line for one of Italy's truly great classic motorcycles. This Saturno Sport was restored ten years ago by the previous owner and was last used two years ago. An ahead-of-its-time design capable of coping easily with modern-day traffic conditions, the machine is described as in generally very good condition and offered with Italian Libretto di Circulazione and Certificato di Proprieta.
- The Engine Number is 2611414