Gilera, Saturno Piuma, 1957, Italy
The Gilera Saturno Piuma is a racing motorcycle produced by Gilera from 1952 to 1961.
It’s an evolution of the “Saturno San Remo”, made for private racing drivers. The power was slightly increased, with a new aluminum engine, but the most significant innovation was the front and rear hydraulic suspensions.
Despite the low power, thanks to its reliability and excellent maneuverability (that gave it its nickname Piuma, Italian for Feather) the Saturno was used on track and road races and it’s considered one of the best single-cylinder racing motorcycle together with the Norton Manx.