2008 Gilera Nexus 300 is combination of the amazing chassis from its larger brother with the latest fuel-injected engine and a fresh new style. The new Nexus 300 is the ultimate expression of the Gilera passion for performance.The 15″/14″ wheels and 300cc QUASAR engine give the package the performance credentials it deserves.
As with its larger brother, the Nexus 300 offers performance and style but not at the expense of practicality. With a generous underseat compartment which can hold a full-face helmet, a well-padded seat and an adjustable windscreen the Nexus 300 can not only hold its own with smaller sports scooters around town but it can compete with the very best on the motorway.
Gilera Nexus 300′s sport performance comes from its new engine, the new Quasar 278 cc.4 valve engine, liquid coolled and electronic fuel injection developing more torque (23 Nm against 20.2 from the 250) at a significantly lower speed (6000 rpm against 6500) and 22.4 HP at 7,250 rpm of power. Engine delivers smoother power, more decisive acceleration and a fuller response to the throttle.
GILERA NEXUS 300
More power for the sportiest GT middleweight.
The Gilera Nexus 300 brings sporting flair to the middleweight scooter class. Its new,
modern, high performance engine boasts exceptional flexibility and sparkle, and
establishes the Gilera Nexus 300 as the scooter the others have to beat.
The Gilera Nexus has revolutionised the world of scooters. The Nexus is a maxi that combines all the power of a single cylinder, fuel injected engine of the latest generation with a top class chassis. In fact, the Nexus is really in a class of its own, ideal for everyday commuting, but capable of delivering real riding satisfaction.
When the road takes you out of town, the qualities of the Nexus 300’s chassis reveal
themselves to bring you an exciting ride that no other scooter can rival. Especially on high speed, winding roads, the smooth, progressive power of the new 300 cc engine, assisted by a precision frame and top quality chassis, gives you the sort of sensations normally only found on a performance motorcycle.
ENGINE. A REVOLUTION IN THE 300 CLASS.
The new Nexus 300 introduces all the sporting vitality of the Nexus family into the middleweight scooter category. Compared to the 250 cc version that it replaces, the new Quasar 4 valve engine features liquid cooling and electronic fuel injection and new bore and stroke values (75 x 63mm). The new engine develops more torque (23 Nm against 20.2 from the 250) at a significantly lower speed (6000 rpm against 6500).
The result is smoother power, more decisive acceleration and a fuller response to the
throttle. So whether you are riding around town, from one set of traffic lights to the next, or out for a weekend trip or long journey, the Gilera Nexus 300 has all the multifunctional flair you need, and combines the practicality of an urban commuter with the excitement and sparkle of a true sports scooter.
DESIGN. ITALIAN SPORTS PERFORMANCE.
With the introduction of the new 300 cc engine, the Gilera Nexus has also evolved in design to combine improved protection with typically Italian sports performance.
The Nexus 300’s modern lines focus on the front of the scooter to create a dynamic, sporty look while the slender, agile tail conveys a clear impression of the Nexus’ exuberant nature.
The headlight cluster maintains the Gilera family look and gives the Nexus 300 a particularly penetrating profile. The dashboard incorporates analog and digital instruments with elegant red backlighting. On top of the generous front shield, the windshield can be adjusted in heightto guarantee unrivalled comfort in all weather.
The seat has been completely redesigned using new materials for greater comfort and a perfectly ergonomic sitting position.A broad and comfortable platform allows you to adopt three different riding postures and remain relaxed at all times. The passenger also has two generously sized fold-away footrests. The 34 litre under-seat storage compartment is big enough to hold two helmets (one full-face and one semi-jet), confirming the rational design of the Nexus 300. Because though conceived to delivery maximum riding thrills, the Gilera Nexus never forgets that it also excels as an urban scooter.
The chassis of the Gilera Nexus 300 has evolved to keep pace with the increased engine power.The most important development is the larger, 15” front wheel that offers obvious benefits in terms of road holding and precision.
The Nexus 300 uses the same frame as the powerful 500 cc version, made entirely from high strength tubular steel. Rear suspension comes in the form of two robust and dependable shock absorbers with three spring preload settings for optimum damping and control. At the front the Nexus 300 is equipped with a hydraulic telescopic fork with 35 mm stanchions. The braking system features a 260 mm disc and a two-piston floating caliper at the front and a 240 mm disc with a two-piston floating caliper at the rear. The front wheel, now 15” in diameter, is equipped with a 120/70 tyre. The 14” rear wheel boasts a sporty, large section 140/60 tyre.
The Nexus 300 comes in a choice of three colour schemes: sporty and uncompromising Dragon Red, and sporty but elegant Graphite Black and Ambition Grey.
In keeping with its ‘dual role’ of sports scooter and comfortable commuter, the Gilera Nexus 300 is accompanied by a range of accessories to make it even more usable and functional.
- 33 litre top box (large enough to hold a full-face helmet), complete with matching finish lid, and mounting plate.
- Scooter cover in red textile with Nexus logo
- Leg cover in waterproof and resistant fabric.
- E-Power electronic alarm, complete with wiring.
Gilera Nexus 300 Specifications
Engine Piaggio Quasar single cylinder 4 stroke.
Displacement 278 cc.
Bore/stroke 75 mm / 63 mm.
Power 22.4 HP at 7,250 rpm
Torque 23 Nm at 6,000 rpm.
Valve gear SOHC (single overhead cam), four valves.
Fuel system Electronic fuel injection.
Cooling Liquid cooled.
Lubrication Wet sump.
Gearbox Twist and go CVT transmission with torque assistance.
Clutch Automatic dry centrifugal clutch.
Frame High strength tubular steel double cradle.
Front suspension 35 mm hydraulic telescopic fork.
Rear suspension Double hydraulic shock absorbers, with 3 spring preload settings.
Font brake 260 mm disc.
Rear brake 240 mm disc.
Front tyre Tubeless 120/70-15″.
Rear tyre Tubeless 140/60-14″.
Length/Width/Wheelbase 2,110 mm / 780 mm / 1,515 mm
Seat height 815 mm.
Fuel tank 15 litres (2.8 litres reserve).
Homologation Euro 3