A new Saturno model was built in the late eighties. Originally aimed at the Japanese market, it was eventually sold worldwide. The Nuovo Saturno, like its namesake, is a lightweight, sporting 500cc single but with all the attributes of a modern machine.
1989 Gilera Saturno Specifications:
ENGINE: Single four-stroke four valve
POWER OUTPUT: 45bhp @ 7,500rpm
FRAME: Tubular triangulated frame with the engine as a stressed member
SUSPENSION: Telescopic forks, rising rate monoshock
WEIGHT: 140kg (309 lb)
TOP SPEED: 185 km/h (115 mph)