1988 Gilera Saturno 350 TT
Owner: Nick Brown
Owned for: six months
So far: stripped and part-restored What’s next? suspension, wiring
Iloved Jim Moore’s fifth-favourite dream bike (PS, Feb 2019). Mine’s a 350 as could not find a 500, but it’s the Japan-only Isle of Man TT edition with twin high pipes, stainless catch tanks and slightly different lightweight bodywork as standard.
I stripped the bike, only leaving the engine, which ran fine, in one piece (don’t fix what’s not broken). Frame was sanded and sprayed, the wheels powdercoated and all the bearings replaced, bodywork repainted too. Now I just need to finish the wiring.
There’s something really quite classy about these Gileras