Back in December last year, we had reported on Cagiva’s plans of building the Mito 500 sportsbike, which would be fitted with a single-cylinder, 510cc engine sourced from Husqvarna. Well, Cagiva have changed their minds it seems. The Mito 500 will now be the Mito 650, and will be fitted with a liquid-cooled, DOHC, 650cc, 79bhp v-twin sourced from Korean motorcycle manufacturer Hyosung. (The same engine is also fitted to the American-made Fischer MRX.)
To keep costs down, the new Mito 650 will be built in India, by Pune-based two-wheeler manufacturer Kinetic, who also have tie-ups with Hyosung, SYM and Italjet. Though it’ll only be moderately powerful, The Mito 650’s Ducati 916-esque styling, light weight and low-ish price (we hope!) should make it an interesting proposition for some.
And for those who may be worried about a Hyosung engine powering the new Cagiva Mito, this video should allay your fears a bit...
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