Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Limited Edition Cagiva Mito 125 Black Gold

Only 34bhp, but the Mito 125 LE sure looks good!

Still lusting for a Ducati 916, but aren’t old/rich enough to get one? Here’s the next best thing – the limited edition Cagiva Mito 125 Black Gold. Ahem. Okay, so it doesn’t have a 120bhp V-twin and makes do with a 34 horsepower 125cc two-stroke single, but does come with racy bits like a water temperature gauge, steering damper, Brembo disc brakes, Marzocchi 40mm USD front forks, adjustable Sachs rear shock, and stiff aluminium beam chassis. Sometimes, good things do come in small packages… :-)

Update (22.12.06): Cagiva will also build an all-new 500cc Mito, using engines from the 510 Husqvarna. This lightweight, 60-horsepower bike is expected to cost around US$8,000 and will use high-spec chassis and suspension components. The Mito 500 is the first single-cylinder sportsbike after the rare and mega-expensive Ducati Supermono, and the Gilera Saturno of the early-1990s...

Also see:
Yamaha RD500LC
Limited Edition MV Agusta F4 CC
2007 Ducati Sport Classics
2007 Aprilia Tuono R
2007 Ducati Hypermotard
MV Agusta F4 1000 Senna

For Cagiva fans, here's a video from the early-1990s: John Kocinski aboard a Cagiva 500 GP bike, winning the USGP at Laguna Seca!


good said...

The Mito 500 is the first single-cylinder sportsbike after the rare and mega-expensive Ducati Supermono, and the Gilera Saturno of the early-1990s...

The Yamaha (Belgarda) SZR 660 hit the market in 1995-96, until 1998.
Pretty rare bike, but FAR more common than the Saturno.

As so many single cylinder sportbikes, it's life has been rather short.

(people want more HP for the money...)

Efy said...

I remember MZ Scorpion too...




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