The 2013 Cagiva Raptor shares many common elements with its bigger siblings, namely the V-Raptor and X-Raptor. Thereby the style used for the front headlamp, passenger seat and the handlebars is borrowed from the V-Raptor, while the front fender and the license plate holder are derived from the X-Raptor.
The 2013 model also comes with an improved exhaust system and a new linkage for the rear suspension. Talking about suspension, the Raptor 125’s chassis consists of a front powerful 40 mm inverted fork and a rear Sachs shock absorber with adjustable pre-load. The stopping power is assured by the Brembo Serie Oro braking system made up of a front 2-piston caliper that works on a 320mm front disc and a rear 230mm rear disc which features tangential slots.
At the heart of the 2013 Cagiva Raptor 125 beats a 124.60 ccm (7.60 cubic inches) engine which puts out 14.75 HP (10.8 kW) at 9000 RPM and 14.00 Nm (1.4 kgf-m or 10.3 ft.lbs) of torque at 8250 RPM.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Cagiva Raptor 125.
The Cagiva Mito SP525 has a lot to love. For the starters it features a pretty sporty design language which inspires dynamism and confidence. The trim aerodynamics design was developed to get maximum penetration with the rider on the saddle and even the rear view mirrors were carefully designed to maximize the bike’s aerodynamics.
The ride is kept in check by a front 40 mm inverted fork which is combined with a rear Sachs shock absorber with adjustable pre-load.
The motorcycle is propelled by a 124.60 cc, single cylinder, two stroke engine which delivers a peak power of 12.07 HP (8.8 kW) at 9000 RPM and 11.00 Nm (1.1 kgf-m or 8.1 ft.lbs) of torque at 7500 RPM. The speed is kept under control by the Brembo Serie Oro braking system which consists of a 2-piston caliper that works on a 320mm front disc and a 230mm rear disc with tangential slots.
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Will the Cagiva Elefant and Raptor models return in full force now that Harley-Davidson has turned their eyes on them? Most likely, yes. With financial support from the American icon combined with Italian heritage, these models are rumored not only to be revived, but to be powered by engines developed by Harley-Davidson in collaboration with BRP Rotax.
After acquiring MV Agusta and Cagiva, HD tries to make its debut in the world of all-around motorcycles, but there are also plans for scooters
and large-displacement motorcycles. Apparently, the firsts on the line are the Cagiva Elefant and Raptor for which the 140 hp waiting harnessed in the 1125cc liquid-cooled V-Twin of the Buell 1125R and the 1125CR seems to be the most adequate. The year of turning point for these models is likely to be 2010.
According to Solomoto, Harley also discusses with BMW about the possibility of these last to provide single or even twin-cylinder 650cc and 800cc more docile engines for future Raptors. Later on, Piaggio will be assigned for delivering 125cc four-stroke engines for entry-level bikes such as the Raptor/Planet and Mito models so they’ve apparently figured pretty much everything out.
If the brand’s reviving goes according to plans, we should not be surprised if, in a couple of years, Cagiva will launch a superbike built in the pure Italian style and driven by a 1200cc BRP Rotax V-twin engine developing as much as 180 hp. This is also part of HD’s plans for Cagiva, but we can only wait and see what will end up being reality and what not because they tend to seem too promising.
Harley has announced today the purchase of MV Agusta and implicit Cagiva for a price of $109 million. The acquisition was long suspected as Harley had done the same thing with Buell so let’s hope that the investments will have the same effects as they did in the case of the American maker that was taken under the wing of the oldest motorcycle builder in the world. Harley has had problems of its own and it nearly lead it to bankruptcy and it seems that it is now in the business as never before.
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