Cagiva Alazzurra 650SS

Alazzurra 650SS

The Cagiva Alazzurra 650SS, produced from 1985 to 1991, stands as a testament to Cagiva’s commitment to crafting motorcycles that seamlessly blend style and performance. This model, with its sporty demeanor, offers riders a thrilling experience on the road.

At the heart of the Alazzurra 650SS beats a powerful four-stroke, 90°L twin-cylinder engine. This engine configuration, coupled with a Single Overhead Camshaft (SOHC) and Desmodromic valve system featuring 2 valves per cylinder, results in a harmonious balance of performance and reliability.

With a displacement of 649 cc, the Alazzurra 650SS possesses the punch needed for both city cruising and open-road adventures. The 82 x 62.5 mm bore and stroke dimensions contribute to the engine’s optimal performance, and the air-cooling system ensures effective heat dissipation even during spirited rides.

Fuel induction is handled by dual 36mm Dell’Orto PHF carburetors, providing a responsive and smooth throttle response. The Bosch BTZ ignition system ensures precise control over the combustion process, enhancing overall engine efficiency.

Riders can enjoy the convenience of an electric starter, making the Alazzurra 650SS user-friendly in various situations. The maximum power output of 55 horsepower at 8500 rpm and peak torque of 50 Nm at 7000 rpm deliver a dynamic riding experience.

The transmission system consists of a 5-speed gearbox, and the final drive utilizes a chain for optimal power transfer to the rear wheel. The chassis is well-constructed with a 35mm Marzocchi front suspension, providing stability and responsiveness on diverse terrains.

Bringing the Alazzurra 650SS to a stop is a reliable braking system, featuring dual 260mm discs at the front and a single 260mm disc at the rear. The suspension setup includes dual Marzocchi shocks at the rear, offering five-way adjustable preload to cater to individual rider preferences.

This sports-oriented motorcycle rides on 110/90 H18 tires both front and rear, providing a confident grip on the road. The 1460mm wheelbase and 800mm seat height contribute to a balanced and agile riding stance.

With a dry weight of 190 kg and a fuel tank capacity of 19.3 liters, the Alazzurra 650SS is designed for riders who seek a harmonious blend of performance, style, and practicality. Whether navigating city streets or carving through winding roads, the Cagiva Alazzurra 650SS remains an iconic choice for motorcycle enthusiasts seeking an exhilarating riding experience.

ModelAlazzurra 650SS
EngineFour-stroke, 90°L twin cylinder, SOHC, desmodromic 2 valve per cylinder
Capacity649 cc / 39.6 cu-in
Bore x Stroke82 x 62.5 mm
Cooling SystemAir cooled
Compression Ratio10.0:1
Induction2x 36mm Dell’Orto PHF carburetor
IgnitionBosch BTZ
Max Power55 hp / 39 kW @ 8500 rpm
Max Torque50 Nm / 36.8 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm
Transmission5 Speed
Final DriveChain
Front Suspension35mm Marzocchi forks
Rear SuspensionDual Marzocchi shocks, 5-way adjustable preload
Front Brakes2x 260mm discs
Rear BrakesSingle 260mm disc
Front Tyre110/90 H18
Rear Tyre110/90 H18
Wheelbase1460 mm / 57.4 in
Seat Height800 mm / 31.5 in
Dry Weight190 kg / 418.8 lbs
Fuel Capacity19.3 Litres / 5.0 US gal
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