GILERA CX 125
ITALIAN GILERA BRAND, WHICH HAS BEEN PART OF THE PIAGGIO GROUP SINCE 1969, MADE AN IMPORTANT ATTEMPT TO CAPTURE THE SMALLENGINE MARKET NICHE IN THE EARLY 1990S, COMPETING AGAINST APRILIA AND CAGIVA. CX 125 WAS LAUNCHED DURING THE 1989 MILAN MOTOR SHOW AND THE PRODUCTION BEGAN IN 1991.
If Gilera was trying to impress people, it succeeded. The model was described as a “show bike” by the media because it caught all eyes during the event, not only because of its performance, but also for new aesthetic and technological features. It was a different bike, particularly attractive, combining the shape of racing bikes from the 1950s with up-to-date technical elements. Since the late 1980s, the Piaggio Group worked to diversify its production and Gilera was the brand chosen to make the sports bike, beautiful and powerful enough to attract youngsters. Gilera had already made a satisfactory incursion in that segment with its 125 KZ model.