In the current Piaggio-Gilera range, the Eaglet completes the 50 cc segment with a "custom" look that fits market trends towards cruiser styling. The Gilera Eaglet was designed as a more stylish option to the usual Italian or Japanese 50cc Scooter.
The foot rest supports are mounted on silent blocks and the foot rests themselves have a double layer of rubber with internal air chamber to absorb bumps; the gear and brake levers can be adjusted by special registers; the handles are made of soft foamed plastic and two counterweights inside the handlebars eliminate vibration; the large saddle is padded with foam material of differentiated density; the anti-theft steering lock is combined with the starting switch, and is activated by the same key that opens the oddment container and helmet hook.
The frame of the Gilera Eaglet is of the single-beam dual cradle type in tubular steel for outstanding rigidity and robustness. The front wheel assembly has a long telehydraulic fork with shafts 32 mm in diameter and offset steering bolt which gives the wheel a stroke of 140 mm. The rear suspension adopts a system of large steel fork and divergent arms that activates an oleo pneumatic single damper to guarantee a wheel excursion of 125 mm. In full respect for tradition, the small Gilera custom cycle fits a new large (18") spoked front wheel and 2.75 x 18" tyre, and a larger 120/90 x 16" tyre on a 2.75 x 16" wheel at the rear. The braking system fits discs front and rear: 240 mm at the front, with two-piston calliper, and 220 mm at the rear with single piston floating calliper.