Cagiva is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer that has played a significant role in the motorcycle industry. Here’s a brief overview:


  • Foundation and History:
    • Cagiva was founded in 1950 by Giovanni Castiglioni in Varese, Italy.
    • Initially, Cagiva was a metalworking plant, and in 1978, it acquired the rights to the brand “Aermacchi” from Harley-Davidson.
  • Motorcycle Production:
    • Cagiva began motorcycle production and became well-known for its off-road bikes and later expanded into various segments.
    • The company gained recognition in the 1980s and 1990s for its successful involvement in motorcycle racing, especially in the off-road and road racing disciplines.
  • Acquisitions:
    • Cagiva acquired several well-known motorcycle brands, including Ducati in 1985. This acquisition played a pivotal role in the history of Ducati and contributed to its modern success.
  • Iconic Models:
    • Cagiva produced a range of motorcycles, including dirt bikes, enduros, and street bikes.
    • Notable models include the Cagiva Elefant, a dual-sport motorcycle known for its success in the Paris-Dakar Rally.
  • Decline and Restructuring:
    • Like many motorcycle manufacturers, Cagiva faced financial challenges in the late 20th century.
    • The company went through various ownership changes and restructuring processes.
  • Legacy:
    • While Cagiva is not as prominent in the motorcycle industry today, it has left a lasting legacy, especially through its influence on the development of Ducati motorcycles.

Please note that the information provided is a general overview, and specific details may vary based on the era and models produced by Cagiva.

Cagiva SST 125Classic1979 – 1983
Cagiva SST 250Classic1979 – 1983
Cagiva SST 350Classic1979 – 1983
Cagiva SXT 125 Ala RossaEnduro1982 – 1983
Cagiva SXT 200 Ala RossaEnduro1982 – 1983
Cagiva SXT 350 Ala RossaEnduro1982 – 1983
Cagiva Elefant 125Enduro1983 – 1985
Cagiva Alazzurra 650GTSport Touring1985 – 1991
Cagiva Alazzurra 650SSSport Touring1985 – 1991
Cagiva Alazzurra 350Sport Touring1985 – 1989
Cagiva Aletta Oro S1 125Sport Touring1985
Cagiva Aletta Oro S2 125Sport Touring1986 – 1987
Cagiva Elefant 200Enduro1985 – 1986
Cagiva Elefant 350Enduro1985 – 1986
Cagiva Elefant 650Enduro1985 – 1986
Cagiva Elefant 750Enduro1987 – 1988
Cagiva Elefant 900Enduro1990 – 1991
Cagiva Elefant II 125Enduro1985 – 1986
Cagiva Cruiser 125Enduro1987
Cagiva Freccia 125 C9Sport Touring1987
Cagiva T4 350E / REnduro1987 – 1989
Cagiva Custom Blue 125 Chopper1988
Cagiva Freccia 125 C10RSport Touring1988
Cagiva T4 500EEnduro1988 – 1991
Cagiva Tamanaco 125Enduro1988 – 1891
Freccia 125 C12RSport Touring1989
Cagiva Mito I 25Sport Touring1989
Cagiva N 90 125Enduro1989
Cagiva K7 125Enduro1990
Cagiva Mito I NakedNaked1990
Cagiva K3 50Enduro1991 – 1993
Cagiva Mito 125 ISport1991
Cagiva Mito 125 IISport1992
Cagiva W8 125Enduro1991 – 1999
Cagiva W12 350Enduro1992
Cagiva Roadster 125 (521)
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