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2012 Vespa Runner "White Soul"

2012 Vespa Runner "White Soul"

After the success of the special “Black Soul” version, in 2012 Runner doubles the chromatic offer with a new and extremely sporty “White Soul” colour.

In this special series, the matt grey/silver livery enhances the gritty personality of the vehicle, also emphasised by the numerous co-ordinated details: there are sleek silver graphics decorating the saddle and fairing, Gilera and Runner are written in silver on the sides and the lines that edge the wheel rims are also silver in colour.

Streamline, aggressive and racing look; two brilliant liquid cooled engines; a top-notch chassis characterised by its lightweight and superior rigidity; 14” front wheel and top-class braking system. These are the characteristics that make the Gilera Runner the sporting scooter par excellence, the perfect “link in the chain” between a scooter and a motorbike which summarises the concept of a "scooter with the heart of a motorbike".


The stylish and racing profile of the Gilera Runner hides a chassis which goes beyond the levels currently used on sport scooters.

The double cradle chassis is made from high strength steel with pressed metal reinforcement, following a completely new construction design in the search for maximum torsional rigidity and the highest possible capacity for shock absorption. On the road this translates into rigourous dynamic performance and complete usability of the power generated by the engine.

The Runner chassis design allows the centre of gravity to be lowered – even the fuel tank is located under the central tunnel – and the vehicle weight to be centred in order to obtain maximum agility and, at the same time, riding precision and stability.

The suspension also follows the Runner design philosophy aimed at performing excellence. The 50cc version adopts a 30 mm upside-down fork while the 200 and 125 versions are equipped with 35 mm "conventional forks". At the rear, for the 50cc version, a single hydraulic shock absorber smooths the road, while on the 200 and 125 the group consists of a spring preload adjustable double hydraulic shock.

The “White Soul” edition of the Gilera Runner also has large wheels. The wheel rims, made of lightweight alloy in a sporting, six spoke design, are 14" at the front and 13" at the rear and mount 120/70 tyres at the front and 140/60 at the back.

These are truly sporting sizes to guarantee absolutely excellent stability and banking angles never before seen in the scooter world. And all of this without ever losing control of the bike.

In the sporting ride of the Runner Black soul, the braking system takes on a crucial role. In the spirit of safety on the road, thrilling braking power and extremely short stopping distances are guaranteed by the dual disc system (front and rear) both on the 50cc version (220 mm at the front and 175 mm at the rear), and on the 200 and 125 versions (240 mm front and 220 mm rear). Also, the front end the entire family of new Runners mounts a dual piston floating calliper.


Runner White Soul 125 is driven by a highly-responsive and powerful 125cc 4-stroke, 4 valve, water cooled engine from the Leader family, which reaches an outstanding 14.5 HP. Rideable with a regular passenger car license, the Runner 125 provides brilliant performance, especially in terms of acceleration and progression, entirely at ease in the urban and metropolitan environment with its frequent "stop and go" traffic.

The 50cc version of Runner is at the top of its category, guaranteeing performance with maximum mileage and extremely low emissions. Lightning fast acceleration and progressive pickup characterise this ultra-modern unit which guarantees a leading role among carburettor version scooters for Runner Black Soul.

Both engines are top performers and make the new Gilera really “take off at the lights”.