Cagiva - Super City
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Capacity : 125
Model : Super City
Production : 1990 -
Category : (R) Street Bike


125 Super City· 1990

Two wheels «cross-over»

Trail bikes were originally developed out of the old-time scramblers, dual-purpose machines developed both on- and off-road. This concept was abandoned with the coming of the 125cc trail bikes, replicas of motocross machines. Then they underwent a further change in 1990 when the dominant theme was inspired by "supermotard" bikes (a specialized offshoot of motocross involving speed events run on a mixed dirt/blacktop track).

Hybrid and Exclusive

It's a new market and a new breed of trail bike, of which the Cagiva 125 Super City is among the most flamboyant examples. Supermotard defines road machines of a confusing type. The frame, suspension, single-cylinder two-stroke engine, saddle flowing across the tank top, wide handlebars and high-level tailpipe are all typical motocross features, while the small front wheel fitted with a monstrous (12.6 inch) disc brake, spoked wheels and wide-section tires hint of Grand Prix racing.

Aimed at the Youth Market

The final feature (which is un~uitable for real off-road use) is a spectacular design intended to blow the minds of its youthful target audience. With its 30 hp liquid-cooled engine, ultrapowerful braking, superior handling and devastating styling, the Cagiva Super City has nothing of the old utilitarian trail bike in its make-up. Like the Yamaha Light Burner and Gilera Free Style, it's all about adventure in the concrete jungle.


Engine: 124.6cc (56x50.6mm) water-cooled single-cylinder

Power Rating: 30 hp

Valves: two-stroke

Fuel System: carburetor

Transmission: 7-speed, chain final drive

Suspension: Suspension: upside-down telescopic forks, 7.9 inch travel (from); swing arm with single damper, 9.7 inch travel (rear)

Brakes: floating 12.6 inch disc with double piston calipers (front); 9 inch disc (rear)

Wheels: cast alloy; 100/70x17 inch (front); 150/60x17 (rear)

Weight: 276 lb

Maximum Speed: 87 mph


The Cagiva 125 Super City is an ideal mount for college kids anxious to impress their friends.

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