2018 Shannons Melbourne Late Spring Classic Auction
1964 Gilera Seigiorni 124 Motorcycle
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Gilera’s history has its roots in the early part of the twentieth century. The first motorcycle to bear this name, the VT 317, was produced in 1909 by Giuseppe Gilera. In the years following World War I, Gilera produced the 500 cc side valve motorcycles that went on to win major international races. From the mid-Thirties the production of motorcycles with a valve in the crankcase, such as the “Quattro Bulloni 500” and the “Otto Bulloni”, began. In all Gilera won 44 international Grand Prix titles before its exit from racing in 1957. It was also a strong contender in off-road racing, dominating several International Six Day races. Standard production models included medium-displacement bikes. In 1969 Gilera became part of the Piaggio Group which undertook a complete reconstruction. It re-launched the historic dual ring brand, transferring it to the production of small and small-to-medium displacements on a range of on and off-road models.