Gilera "Saturno Sport", 1952, Italy
One of the most important models for Gilera, the Saturno is considered a masterpiece of Italian motorbike production. According to experts it had just one rival: the Moto Guzzi Falcone.
The successore of the Otto Bulloni was designed by Luigi Salmaggi in the late 30s and presented at the 1940 Milan Show.
The outbreak of WWII delayed the production that started later, in 1946.
In 1951/52 the Gilera Saturno underwent substantial modifications to the suspensions, with the adoption of telescopic forks at the front and more modern swingarm at the back.
This version of the “Saturno Sport” is probably the most beautiful and elegant for the semplicity of the shape among the four available versions: “Sport”, “Turismo”, “Competizione” and “Corsa”.