Cagiva - Mito EV
 Back to brands list

Cagiva D2-492-06-18
Photo ou archives : F-M. Dumas

Capacity : 125
Model : Mito EV
Production : 1991 - 2001
Category : (R) Street Bike


125cc Mito · 1991

A racer for the road

It's doubtful whether any road-going motorcycle has ever come as close to being a racing machine as the Cagiva Mito (Italian for "Myth") which - at a price! - has all the refinements of a competition bike. License plates look out of place on this pavement burner! Without question, this machine gets its kicks off Route 66, in places where true competition bikes are at their best - on the race tracks.

At Home on the Track

The Mito can mix it up in traffic, but it's on the track that it reveals its true nature, where its efficiency, lightness, and precise handling come into play. You could easily be mistaken for a champion rider on the seat of this scaled-down replica of the 500cc racer that Eddie Lawson rides in Grand Prix – and you'd need to be a real ace to explore the outer limits of the Mito's handling.

Remarkable Power Output

Developing a remarkable 288 hp per litre, the Cagiva engine is as highly developed as the rest of the bike. Such a phenomenal power output implies - and it's the least you could expect - a thoroughbred machine that demands more than the usual amount of concentration from its rider to give its best. Moreover, the Cagiva has -for a road-going bike - the unique feature of an elaborate seven-speed transmission.


Engine: 125cc (56x50.6mm) single-cylinder water-cooled two-stroke

Power Rating: 36 hp @ 11,600 rpm

Valves: two-stroke with exhaust valve

Fuel System: 28mm carburetor

Transmission: 7-speed

Suspension: (front) telescopic fork; (rear) single arm

Brakes: disks; front disk has four-piston caliper

Wheels: cast alloy, front tire 100/70xl7, rear 150/ 60x17

Weight: 259 lb

Maximum Speed: 95 mph


A pretty powerful performer, the Cagiva Mito is impeccably finished, down to the last detail.


Motorcycle encyclopedia Moto Passion, realised by François-Marie Dumas, include almost 2000 photos presented with an exhaustive history of the motorcycles exhibited.

This unique collection has been realised with the participation of many specialists. With many thanks in particular to Yves Campion, Michael Dregni, Didier Ganneau, Jean Goyard, Helmut Krackowizer, Michel Montange, Christian Rey, Bernard Salvat, Mick Woollett, etc

One can order here

  • Original cards on paper (in french)
  • High resolution scans or original documents presented and signed with my name.

Please contact me at for conditions and copyright.

© Tous droits réservés
François-Marie Dumas

Accueil - Motos NOUGIER - Motos insolites - Motos japonaises - Unusual Motorcycles - Scooters du Monde - Motos Passion - Motos GILLET - Liens - Contact

Moto Collection - François-Marie Dumas

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional CSS Valide !

Mentions légales