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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-21-2006, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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This might be an interesting track bike LOL

Cagiva Mito 500CC

http://www.motoblog.it/post/4998/eic...agiva-mito-500

Been dere done dat dis dere and de udder ting. OH and whatnot
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I wish I had studied more in italian in high school so I coulr read that, but is that modified 916 bodywork on that thing? look at the headlights and tail section.




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THe Mito has always been a 3/4 Ducati bodystyle

Up to now they have only had 1 125CC version. Rumor is they are going with a single cylinder 510CC engine sourced from a motard app. It should have dual front disks though to be competative.

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Myth 500... interesting. 306+ lbs... Could shave off few more pounds

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More news on the Mito 500: http://www.cycleworld.com/article.as...article_id=257

I've seen it at the IMS show and it looked simply great. To make it short - if they will ever build the Mito, I'm buying it . BTW, right now they are studying the customer response to see if it's a good idea to build one - collecting signatures at the show. They also set up an email address. If you like it and want to see it built, please shoot them a few lines email at [email protected].

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It is hard to pinpoint the beginning of my streetbike obsession. I loved the '83 Suzuki GS1150ES and the '82 Katana. Not long afterward, the '84 Kawasaki Ninja 900 blew me away. But I was too young to ride on the street at the time and even if I'd had my license, I didn't have the cash. It was always smaller motorcycles that caught my real attention, first because they were cheaper and second because they somehow seemed more attainable, approachable and “right” for a kid learning the rules of the road. So it was a new Yamaha RZ350 that I wished for, and when I turned 16, a used RD400 that I could afford to buy. It was small, simple, light and sporty. And it meant I could go places and have fun getting there or simply riding to nowhere.
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Ours has become a four-stroke world. Prototype Cagiva Mito 500, powered by a big Husky Single replacing the old 125cc two-stroke mill. Coming to a showroom near you?

It was that sort-of expectant mindset, that longing for riding that those bikes brought about which came welling up again recently. I went to the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, where Cagiva USA unveiled the Mito 500. The big news here is the powerplant, a 60-horsepower Husqvarna Single. It's stuffed into the old Mito two-stroke's chassis with its Ducati 916-inspired bodywork. Weight is said to be in the 260-pound range, and if the bike were ever to reach production and make it to the U.S. market, projected target price was between $7000 and $9000. At the moment the bike is just a prototype, and when we had it in our studio to photograph, I got a good, up-close look. It basically appears as though some enthusiasts back at the factory in Italy took a seized Mito and tossed the engine, called up the Husky department for a big one-lunger and applied some spare time. The engine looks like a pretty good fit, and I have to admit the bike is irresistible to me. Singles have been a hard sell on the street in the States for a long, long time, but I have always been a big fan.

Even though I can ride most anything I want, this type of light and lithe machine is a vivid reminder of the simple, initial pleasure of my first sporty bike and the fun and freedom it represented. Cagiva USA set up an e-mail address, [email protected] to receive comments about whether or not to build the little Single. I'm going to tell them to build it. If only for selfish reasons.

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