UPDATE 3/16/17 – Mark has lowered his asking to $2,200. Also, he wanted us to mention that the title is missing, so it will be sold on a bill of sale only.
FROM 2/27/17 – I won’t pretend to be an expert on Gilera Motorcycles. I know that it is an old Italian brand that’s been building bikes since the early 1900s and that over the years they have actually built some fast bikes. They also built lots of small low displacement motorcycles and this Giubileo is one of those. With a 98cc engine, it won’t be a rocket, but it’s small and light enough to still be fun to ride! Reader Mark S found it in a storage unit and dusted it off. It will need some work, but could be a fun bike to zip around town on after a tune up! It’s currently in Memphis, Tennessee and he is asking
$2,750 $2,200. If you are interested in making him an offer or taking a closer look, be sure to use the form below to message him!
From Mark – OK here we go… the bike is in good ‘storage unit’ condition. Always stored dry and indoors. The paint is all there, but is pretty dull. The engine turns and has compression, but it hasn’t been started in 5 years.
As long as the engine still has good compression, it really shouldn’t be too difficult to get it running again. I would recommend doing a full tune up and a flush of the fuel system before trying to start it up. Thankfully, these are very easy engines to work on. And it looks to be complete, so you won’t have to worry about brushing up on your Italian just to track down parts!
I’m actually surprised at just how nice this bike actually looks. The odometer is showing 31,297, which I assume are kilometers, so someone actually put some miles on it. As Mark says, the paint is dull, but I think with some polishing you could have it looking almost like new! Event he seat could be used as is (you might want to put new foam in it though). If I were to buy, I think I would just detail it, get it running, replace the tires and enjoy it. With a name like Jubilee (Giubileo), this bike has to be fun! So if you are looking for a fun, but easy project, be sure to message Mark and let us know if you get it.
I want to thank Mark for listing his motorcycle with us! We always enjoy featuring two wheeled finds, so if you happen to have a bike sitting in your barn, storage unit or shed that needs a new home, we would love to hear about it.