23 May. Wednesday 2018

Gilera RC600 (1989)

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General information

Model:Gilera RC600
Category:Enduro / offroad

Engine and transmission

Displacement:600.00 ccm (36.61 cubic inches)
Engine type:Single cylinder, four-stroke
Top speed:144.8 km/h (90.0 mph)
Bore x stroke:98.0 x 74.0 mm (3.9 x 2.9 inches)
Fuel system:Carburettor. TEIKEI
Cooling system:Liquid
Clutch:wet multi plate

Brakes, suspension, Frame and wheels

Front suspension:Marzocchi hydraulic forks
Rear suspension:Boge monodamper power drive
Front tyre dimensions:90/90-21
Rear tyre dimensions:130/80-17
Front brakes:Single disc. front floating disc with hydraulic double piston
Front brakes diameter:260 mm (10.2 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc. floating disc with hydraulic single piston
Rear brakes diameter:220 mm (8.7 inches)

Physical measures and capacities

Dry weight:141.0 kg (310.9 pounds)
Power/weight ratio:0.3404 HP/kg
Seat height:890 mm (35.0 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height:1,230 mm (48.4 inches)
Overall length:2,230 mm (87.8 inches)
Overall width:850 mm (33.5 inches)
Wheelbase:1,510 mm (59.4 inches)
Fuel capacity:12.00 litres (3.17 gallons)
Reserve fuel capacity:2.00 litres (0.53 gallons)

Other specs

Starter:Electric & kick
Color options:Red
Modifications compared to previous model:This was the first model made by Gilera for entry into the Paris Dakar (they won this class two years running) the RC600R followed which then became (after modifications) the Nord West

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