Motorcycle insurance bargains: Gilera Nexus 300

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Gilera Nexus 300.            

Insurance group: 7
Engine: 278cc 4v lc single cylinder, CVT
Power: 22.4bhp 
Top speed: 85mph
Weight: 174kg               

The Nexus 300 is designed to brings sports to the scooter market. It's based around the concept of a sportsbike, but adapted for a CVT step-through scooter. It’s certainly sportier than most big scoots, plus it's only group 9 to insure.               

The Nexus 300’s single-cylinder four-stroke engine is typical CVT fare – open the throttle and it accelerates forward smoothly at a respectable pace. Top speed is around 90mph on the dial and acceleration is enough to see off most cars.

It’s quite a shock to turn a corner on the Nexus 300 for the first time, because unlike most scooters it responds like a motorcycle. The wheels and tyres are closer to a bike which helps, but the design is sports orientated too.

Plus you have all the practicality you'd expect from a scoot - there’s enough room under the seat for a helmet, and the electronic dash provides useful info for the rider. Two vents in the leg shields open to allow hot air from the radiator to wash over your legs in cold weather. There’s even room for a medium-sized pillion. 

MCN verdict

Handling

4/5

Engine

3/5

Reliability

3/5

Value

3/5

OVERALL

3/5

 

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