I bough the scooter from Millenium Motorcycles who are based in Mersyside. I chose them as they were offering the best price but I did not particularly want to visit the shop as it is so far away. They are geared up for this and the purchase went very well, with an employee (not a courier company) delivering the scooter in a specially customized van. He then proceeded to complete a full handover, explaining all controls etc. I was very impressed, as you can tell.

I bought the accessories from QRG Motorcycles & Scooters who are based in Northamptonshire. This company was again chosen as they were advertising the best price; all the bits all turned up the next working day, very well packaged. Another very good service.

I bought the following accessories:

GILERA FUOCO 500ie - Technical Specifications
EngineSingle cylinder Master 4 stroke with double ignition, four valves, and electronic fuel injection
Displacement492.7 cc
Bore94 mm
Stroke71 mm
FuelRON 95 unleaded
Compression ratio10-11.1
Max power at crankshaft40 HP (29.4 kW) at 7,250 rpm
Max torque42.23 Nm at 5,500 rpm
ExhaustClosed loop system with lambda sensor and three-way catalytic converter in exhaust pipe
Valve train(SOHC) 4 valve, electronic injection
IgnitionElectronic inductive discharge and variable spark advance in electronic unit with electronic immobilizer. Fuel pump shutoff when bike tips over. Two spark plugs.
CoolingLiquid with three-way thermostat
GearsTwist-and-go CVT
ClutchDry centrifugal type with damping plugs
FrameDouble cradle trellis made of high strength steel tubes
Front suspensionParallelogram composed of four aluminium arms supporting two steering tubes, cantilevered suspension. Travel: 85 mm. Electro-hydraulic suspension locking system.
Rear suspensionOscillating engine fixed to the frame with a swingarm and two dual effect hydraulic shock absorbers with four-position spring preload. Travel: 110 mm
Braking systemTraditional: separate hydraulic brakes on front and rear wheel. Parking brake: mechanical; locks rear wheel.
Front brakesStainless steel double disk, Ø 240 mm, two-piston caliper
Rear brakeStainless steel disk, Ø 280 mm, floating two-piston caliper
Front wheel rimsDie-cast aluminium alloy, 3.00x12”
Rear wheel rimDie-cast aluminium alloy, 4.50x14”
Front tyresTubeless 120/70-12” 51S
Rear tyreTubeless 140/70-14” 68S
Length2160 mm
Width775 mm
Wheelbase1550 mm
Seat height785 mm
Dry weight244 kg
Fuel tank capacity12 litres (includes 1.8 litres reserve)
Max speed143 kph / 89 mph
Distance covered under ECE Euro 3 conditions21 km/l
EmissionsEuro 3