Wednesday, October 24, 2007

First pic: 2008 Cagiva Mito 125


On the left is the new Cagiva Mito 125, and on the right is its inspiration, the Cagiva C594, 500cc GP racer from the early-1990s. Isn't it a bit late for Cagiva to be doing this...?

Remember the Ducati 916 look-alike Cagiva Mito 125? Well, after more than a decade, the bike has finally got a major update - it's now supposed to look like the Cagiva C594 GP racer from the 1990s! While the bike was to be officially unveiled at the EICMA in Milan next month, this picture has somehow been leaked and is now available on various websites.

While the earlier Cagiva Mito was a design classic – slim, svelte and very nicely proportioned – the new one isn’t… umm… as instantly likeable as the old one. The front end is indeed vaguely similar to John Kocinski’s and Eddie Lawson’s 500cc GP racebikes of the early-1990s, but we aren’t entirely convinced about the shape and the size of the headlamps.

The twin-spar aluminium beam chassis on the 2008 Mito 125 looks similar to the one on the old bike, and the new Mito is expected to weight about 125kg. Its 125cc, single-cylinder, two-stroke engine is likely to make 30 - 35 horsepower, and real-world top speed could be as much as 180km/h! More details and proper specs soon...

Also see:
Cagiva Mito 500 will now be Hyosung-powered Mito 650...
Ducati PS1000LE: Paul Smart rides again!
Air-powered engines for bikes in the near future?
Reinventing the superbike: The Ecosse Spirit ES1!
Pierre Terblance on Ducati 916 vs 999...
Peugeot Satelis 125 Compressor: Terrorise thy neighbour...
The very cool Harley-Davidson XR1200...
The 2008 Yamaha R6: Can it win this time around...?

External links:
More pics of the 2008 Cagiva Mito 125
Even more pics of the new Cagiva...
Right-click and download this video of the 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja in action around the Losail Circuit...
Wired: Hackers get whimsical with bikes...
BioBike: Diesel-powered motorcycle does 45.45kmpl


A video from the days when Cagiva were active in off-road racing as well 500cc grand prix racing...

As the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show draws closer, Japan Inc is letting loose with some wild concepts. From left, the first two pics are of the Suzuki Biplance and on the right is the Suzuki Gemma 250. Hmmm.... all we can say is, for a vastly more agreeable Gemma, you may want to look here ;-D
Pics: Motoblog

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah i agree, the new Mito doesn't look as super-hot as the old one. The 916 styling can't be beat and it really did look very good on the small bike. Then again I don't like most 2008 bikes - the new zx-10r looks crap as does the new Fireblade. guess I'm going to be holding on to me 2003 gsx-r750 for another year! :-)

Anonymous said...

what happened to the mito 500 / 650 which you guys were talking about till a few months ago?

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed Cagiva is still making bikes at all! I thought that by now like other European manufacturers, the company would have been relegated to assembling scooters, with Chinese-made parts ;)

rocketboy.34 said...

Full marks to Cagiva for trying but what's the point? The kids Cagiva is trying to target with the new Mito are unlikely to remember Cagiva's MotoGP bike, they just wouldn't care. And I don't think 30-year-olds are going to be buying a 125...! :-)

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