The Gilera Nexus sits between the Nexus 125 and the Nexus 500 as a mid-capacity sport scooter in the Gilera line up. The design is based around the idea of a sports bike but modified for a CVT step-through scooter. Itís definitely sportier than most big scooters Ė but basically, itís a commuter with a sports image. However, if your Nexus does end up having problems, having a Gilera Nexus service manual may help get the job done.
Itís quite a surprise to corner on the Nexus 300 for the first time, because unlike most scooters it corners like a motorcycle. The tires and wheels are closer to a bike which helps, but the overall design is sporty too. Suspension quality is okay, and high-speed corners require accuracy and effort. The brakes canít be grabbed too hard either.
The Nexus 300ís four-stroke single-cylinder engine is typical CVT fare Ė open the throttle, and it accelerates forward smoothly at a respectable pace. Top speed tops out at approximately 90mph on the gauge and acceleration is enough to outrun most vehicles, but itís fairly unexceptional.
The Gilera Nexus 300ís design is classy, and the sporty look of the panels is a nice touch. Like all Piaggio group scooters, the finish on the metal parts suffers horribly with neglect, so itís vital to wash and protect it if you want it to retain value. So, remember if you ever need help servicing your Nexus, having a Gilera Nexus workshop manual can make the job go smoother.