Rare in the US – 1991 Gilera CX125

In Italy, Small Displacement, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

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Post Listing Update: This CX did not get any interest at the opening ask of $7,995.


5-3-2018 Update: Looks like the original sale did not go through, and this rare Gilera is back up for sale. The unmet opening bid is $7,995

Post-Sale Update: After 2 bids on eBay, this Gilera sold for $5,900.

The coolest looking 125 ever built, Gilera’s CX125 must have been an absolute show-stopper when the concept version debuted at the 1989 Milan EICMA. Swoopy bodywork paired with a single-sided suspension up front…and on a learner 125? I refuse to believe the average Italian rider who saw this in ’89 thought the CX would make it to production, but just two years later they could have exchanged their hard-earned lira for a motorcycle that somehow looks futuristic over 25 years later.

Gilera CX125 - Left Side

Alright, I’m done obsessing over a bike I haven’t eve had the change to ride yet. The basic specs were approximately 30 horsepower out of the 124cc water-cooled two-stroke single, 264 pound dry weight, and a top speed between 100-120 miles per hour, depending on who you asked. If you’re as nuts about this bike as I am, then you absolutely must check out this article on OddBike where you can learn more about the history of Gilera and technical details of the CX.

Gilera CX125 - Cockpit

This example has 2,059 miles and the seller says it’s probably all original and that the negine runs well. Unfortunately, you’ll only be able to get this with a bill of sale so I sincerely hope you live in a state that won’t hassle you about that when you try and register it – this Gilera deserves to be ridden on the street! Find this Gilera for sale in Santa Ana, California with an unmet opening bid of $5,900

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