In 1935, Gilera acquired rights to the Rondine four-cylinder engine. This formed the basis for Gilera’ s racing machines for nearly forty years. From the mid-thirties, Gilera developed a range of four-stroke engine machines. The engines ranged from 100 to 500 cc, the most famous being the 1939 Saturno. Designed by Giuseppe Salmaggi, the Saturno was inspired by the pre-war Gilera VTEGS 500 cc “Otto Bulloni” yet was quite different due to its unit construction.
The Gilera Saturno 350 was developed primarily for the European Market and the example on offer today is fitted with desirable TT exhausts, quick release front forks and Brembo brakes. Supplied with a Japanese logbook and Nova Confirmation.