Streamline, aggressive and racing look; liquid cooled engine; a top-notch chassis characterised by its lightweight and superior rigidity; 14" front wheel and top-class braking system. Lightning fast acceleration and progressive pickup characterise this ultra-modern unit that is so popular with young people and guarantee it a leading role in terms of performance among carburettor version scooters.
"Black Soul" is the utmost aesthetic expression of the Runner's racing soul. This special series uses matt-finish black to enhance the fierce personality of the scooter, while glossy black invades the wheel rims creating an elegant contrast with gold coloured finishes lend the scooter a supersport look: it has golden streamer graphics that decorate the saddle and fairing, the words Gilera and Runner in gold on the side panels, and elegant gold coloured wheel rim borders.
This brand new "fierce" and dark look is matched by its high performance levels: this supersport Gilera is available in two different displacements - 50 and 125 cc - both powerful, top-notch and with water cooled engines. All displacements of the Runner engines, while fully complying with the strictest emissions standards, are top performers in their respective classes, turning this new Gilera model into a "traffic light burner".
The sporty profile of the Gilera Runner hides a chassis which goes beyond the levels currently used in the scooter world.
The double cradle chassis is made from high strength steel with pressed metal reinforcement, following a construction design which seeks maximum torsional rigidity and achieves one of the highest possible capacities for shock absorption. The result is rigorous dynamic performance and complete usability of the power generated by the engine.
The Runner chassis design allows the centre of gravity to be lowered - even the fuel tank is located under the central tunnel - and the vehicle weight to be centred in order to obtain maximum agility and, at the same time, riding precision and stability.
The suspension also follows the Runner design philosophy aimed at performing excellence. The 50 cc version adopts a 30 mm upside down fork while the 125 version is equipped with 35 mm "conventional forks". At the rear, for the 50cc version, a single hydraulic shock absorber smooths the road, while on the 125 the group consists of a spring preload adjustable double hydraulic shock.
The "Black Soul" edition of the Gilera Runner also has large wheels. The wheel rims, made of lightweight alloy in a sporting, six spoke design, are 14" at the front and 13" at the rear and mount 120/70 tyres at the front and 140/60 at the back.
These are truly sporting sizes that guarantee absolutely excellent stability and banking angles never before seen in the scooter world, all while maintaining full control over the vehicle.
In the sporting ride of the Runner Black soul, the braking system takes on a crucial role. In the spirit of safety on the road, thrilling braking power and extremely short stopping distances are guaranteed by the dual disc system (front and rear) both on the 50cc version (220 mm at the front and 175 mm at the rear), and on the 125 version (240 mm front and 220 mm rear). Also, the front end of the entire family mounts a dual piston floating calliper.
The eighth-litre version of the Runner Black Soul is driven by a highly-responsive and powerful 125cc 4-stroke, 4 valve, water-cooled engine which reaches an outstanding 15 HP. Rideable with a regular passenger car license, the Runner 125 provides brilliant performance, especially in terms of acceleration and progression, entirely at ease in the urban and metropolitan environment with its frequent "stop and go" traffic.
The 50cc version of Runner is at the top of its category, guaranteeing performance with maximum mileage and extremely low emissions. Lightning fast acceleration and progressive pickup characterise this ultra-modern unit that is so popular with young people and guarantee it a leading role in terms of performance among carburettor version scooters. The Snakebite exhaust enhances the performance of the brilliant 2-stroke and ensures compliance with emissions standards thanks in part to the two stage catalytic converter."
LEADER single cylinder, 4-stroke, 4 valve SOHC
Bore X Stroke
57 mm x 48.6 mm
Max Power Output
15 HP at 9750 rpm
12Nm at 8000 rpm
Fuel Tank Capacity
8.7 litres with a 1.7 litre reserve
Variable Automatic CVT with torque server
1880 mm x 720 mm
Tyre Size Front
Tyre Size Rear
Brakes Type Front
240 mm disc
Brakes Type Rear