Daftar type motor CAGIVA
- Cagiva is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer -
| Cagiva Mito 125 | Cagiva Navigator 1000 | Cagiva Raptor 650 | Cagiva Raptor 1000 |
= In 1978 Cagiva entered the motorcycle business with two racing motorcycles riden by Gianfranco Bonera and Marco Lucchinelli. In the same year they bought a factory in Schiranna, Varese from AMF-Harley Davidson and went into motorcycle production. By 1979 the company reached an annual production of 40,000 motorbikes, with eight models with two-stroke engines ranging from 125 cc to 350 cc.
Many of the Harley-Davidson models were continued in production as Cagivas, and the off-road motorcycle division was improved and expanded, eventually producing their own race-winning WMX series of moto-cross motorcycles.
= In 1983 Cagiva also sourced Ducati four stroke v-twin engines from 350 cc to 1000 cc and entered the big displacement market. Cagiva bought Ducati in 1985, but kept the Ducati name that was better recognized outside Italy. Ducati motorcycle production continued in Bologna, while the Varese-built Cagiva Ala Azzurra (sold under the name "Alazzurra") and Elefant were introduced, both featuring Ducati engines.
Cagiva continued with strategic buyouts of Moto Morini in 1985 and Husqvarna in 1987.
In 1991 Cagiva also bought the trademarks for the MV Agusta brand
= In 1996, Ducati and the Moto Morini name were sold to Texas Pacific Group
= In 1999, for strategic purposes, the company got restructured. MV Agusta Motor become the main brand comprising Cagiva and Husqvarna.
In 2008, Harley Davidson bought MV Agusta Motor, the parent company of Cagiva, thereby regaining some control of their old Aermacchi factory.
In October 2009, Harley-Davidson informed that it will put Cagiva on sale.
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