Started in 1978 in Northern Italy on
the site of the old Harley Davidson Factory
by the Castiglioni brothers. The company
also owned Ducati and later MV Agusta
at one part of their history. Cagiva has
had a very rocky financial history, however
this did not stop Cagiva from excelling
at the 500cc Grand Prix and daring to
take on the huge Japanese racing teams.
They won a few races in 1992 & 1993.
Cagiva started with the design of a small
125cc Mito which was a fast screamer model
bike (looked a lot like a mini ducati
916). Later Cagiva developed two larger
trail bikes 750cc and the 900cc Elefant.
These bikes were actually powered by a
ducati engine and had some rally success.
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