Gilera, the sportiest brand of the Piaggio family, presented three new off-road models for 2011. The SMT 50, SMT 50 Racing and the RCR 50 are the new entry-level models into the motard and off-road market. Gilera’s new SMT, SMT Racing and RCR 50 cc models features eye-catching graphics on sleek fairings and comfortable saddle. Highlights include high power headlight with integrated race number panel and LED taillight.
The new SMT Racing stand apart from the other two models with top quality suspension components at the front and rear. The rear shock absorber works in conjunction with a generously sized but feather-light aluminium double sided swingarm. The entire brake system of these brand new Gilera models is oversized: with a 260 mm disc at the front and a 220 mm disc at the rear.
The most significant difference between the SMT and RCR models and the SMT Racing is the wheel type. While the Gilera RCR 50 enduro is fitted with a 21” front wheel and an 18” rear wheel, shod with off-road tyres, the Gilera SMT and Gilera SMT Racing supermotards are equipped with 17” street wheels front and rear fitted with street tyres.
All three 50 cc Gilera off-road models are powered by a zesty water cooled 50 cc 2-stroke engine giving the SMT, SMT Racing and RCR class beating performance, with maximum torque already available at low engine speeds. Compliant with current emissions regulations (Euro2), the 50 cc 2 stroke unit makes these bikes fun to ride with gusto and gives them genuine pro performance. A lightweight, reliable engine in a fun, agile and versatile bike.