2 stroke Gilera XR1 Adventure bike

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2 stroke Gilera XR1 Adventure bike

Post by WesleyDRZ400 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:32 pm

I got rid of my old KDX250 and later regretted it however the downfalls whilst going for blasts out was the small tank/ pre mix so i was limited on range.

This weekend i had a very low ebay bid win on this bike which turns up tomorrow, it looks in top condition and appears very well looked after and according to the bike spec it holds 22 liters fuel and 2 liters in oil tank.

Apparently they are quit rare as the xr1 model was only made for one year back in 1988.

Anyone ever owned one or its brother bike the xr2?


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Re: 2 stroke Gilera XR1 Adventure bike

Post by Sideleaner » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:40 pm

Never seen this before..what is the mileage on the bike ? Looks brand new.

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Re: 2 stroke Gilera XR1 Adventure bike

Post by WesleyDRZ400 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:51 pm

16km on the clock. The guy picking it up for me today did not believe me when i told him its 29 years old (thumbs)

water cooled with a power band system fitted like all the retro 2 smokes from that age.

I looked on how many are there on the road website and none in UK as per that site, did some digging around on the net and seems a very rare bike...... hope parts are not so rare



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Re: 2 stroke Gilera XR1 Adventure bike

Post by Tramp » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:17 pm

Looks to me like its lived its life in France....judging from pics of house and speedo stickers...maybe you can find out off the vin plate for country of original registration..
Nice bike all the same (thumbs)
Ahh just ssen the moto poitiers sticker

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Re: 2 stroke Gilera XR1 Adventure bike

Post by catcitrus » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:27 pm

Looks the business--and lovely condition--250 single ?--and dare I ask how much?--is it for sale? ;)

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Re: 2 stroke Gilera XR1 Adventure bike

Post by WesleyDRZ400 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:55 pm

Yes it is on french plates, guy i brought it off lives in France and said it was to nice condition to use so stored it and then brought it to UK to sell it on ebay

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Re: 2 stroke Gilera XR1 Adventure bike

Post by WesleyDRZ400 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:58 pm

no its 125cc but push's out nearly 28 hp, got it for 1k (thumbs)
http://www.motorbikespecs.net/index.dyn ... ake=Gilera

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Re: 2 stroke Gilera XR1 Adventure bike

Post by catcitrus » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:18 pm

Brilliant oddball piece of kit--if you don't get on with it then please give me a call ;)

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Re: 2 stroke Gilera XR1 Adventure bike

Post by boboneleg » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:51 pm

Wow what an unusual bike, never seen one of those before. I presume it was Gilera's answer to the Aprillia Tuareg 125.
Always fancied a Gilera RC600 but never ever found one for sale.
Nice one Wesley (thumbs)
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Re: 2 stroke Gilera XR1 Adventure bike

Post by Gedge » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:15 pm

Never seen one before..looks quite cool in a retro style..
Not being facetious, but wtf is a 'powerband system'? ....did you mean power valve?

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