125 under the name Mito is commercially available from 1989 and the first presentation to date has always remained among the top position of the league to sell the bike in its class, suffering over the years various mutations. including the style of liveries, designed in the laboratory of CRC Massimo Tamburini. mutations also marked by the different extensions of the name (II, Ev, SP525), while 50 has the name Mito from 1997 and has never changed livery.
Currently, 50 is no longer on sale, while the 125 is sold in only one version depotenziata 11 kW (15 CV ), which can be driven by persons under eighteen. while the motorcycle without restrictions (first of 96 sold in Italy and sold outside Italy, as in Austria ) is able to go to a top speed close to 175 km/h with a power to the tire over 32 hp (24 kW), although with the introduction of pollution has driven down the power to 30 HP (about 22 kW), then to 26 HP (about 19 kW) and a 21 HP (about 15.5 kW) for the Euro III .
50 The Mito 50
The Mito 50 was produced for a relatively short period, from 1997 in 2002. taking the place of Cagiva Prima 50 produced by the 1992 in 1995. these two models were practically equal, in fact, the differences are present, arrangement of parts in the Mito 50 compared to the First 50, although they have remained the same, while the other and final difference is the ‘approval. which allows the Mito 50 transport of passengers, while the Cagiva Prima 50 quest’omologazione is only starting from’93, and in fact on Mito 50 are platforms of the passenger as the latest models of the First, but in addition also handles the low side in the pigtail.
The two models had the same fairing, very attractive and distinctive, with its headlights not flush with the fairing and who were more internal to the organization, for some, this livery is better than that used by Ev Mito. the difference between the hulls of Mito 50 compared to 50 before it was given by the presence of a slot on the bottom of the fairing to get the expansion.
The different arrangement of the components than the Mito 50 Cagiva Prima 50, regards the facilities front brake moved to the left of the wheel. the braking system shifted to the right rear wheel and hence the transmission is shifted from ‘ other side (left wheel), but both models will have the mixer mechanical lubrication separately.
These two models are more compact than the other Mopeds and lighter, making it more suitable for a body of a teenager, both in size and as the effort required for their use, however, appeared to be an adult slightly compact, these characteristics made this form of light and half off, which could easily win the market even as the expensive contents, but the non-capillarity and advertising of the product that you have done is only half of way and many more today do not know is that this model never existed.
The 125 Italian legend
The Cagiva Mito 125 takes life as far back as 1989 when the house Varesina Cagiva decided to launch a new road naked single 2 stroke. since 1990 became hull and the more casual of the previous model, the Freccia C12R of which the sales were weakened, since this is a golden age for small displacements.
Given the high market demand for these bikes, many manufacturers had their bikes in this category, 125 roads, the houses in the main market were the Cagiva Mito, l ‘Aprilia with l ‘AF1 before and l’ RS then the Gilera before the SP via the Crono to the GFR then the Yamaha with TZR and l ‘Honda with l’ NSR. then there were other houses, but were unable to have the same success.
So you can understand that the manufacturers to get a slice of this market (at that huge compared to today, especially in Italy ), went to a catching-up to the unbridled quest for performance from the mid’80s until the early 90s, reaching a very high quality levels even higher than those of today.
Birth of the Mito
The Cagiva Mito: Eddie Lawson
Was born in 1989 the Mito . which thanks to the kit, as applied to series from’90, adopted a livery designed by Massimo Tamburini. which also applies to C589 of motomondiale. this series will be produced until 1991 (early’92), making a motion that could have an engine very powerful and flexible enough to excite the kids excited about the racing, the project took on some points, the C12R but many aspects improved and made more sophisticated through the use of lightweight materials such as aluminum.
The engine remained on 7-speed transmission of C12R but always have the Marzocchi fork, passing from one to a 35 mm by 38 mm with a stroke of the stem that is reduced to 123 mm and also earns the preload adjustment, new steering plates with attacks Integrated semimanubri for the front calipers a Brembo 2-piston type float and hard disk Brembo 320 mm, while the frame is of type double beam, but is redesigned and made in aluminum instead of steel, is also redesigned the rear frame is now screwed and not soldered to the frame, the swingarm is aluminum and took arms in order to optimize the asymmetric form of expansion, also uses a new muffler that connects directly to the passenger platform.
The tap of the fuel is changed from two positions (ON and OFF) by signaling through the reserve warning light to a tap-type depression with three positions (ON, PRI, and RES), where the PRI position serves to exclude the circuit of depression and have a free passage of gas, and RES is the position of the reserve, also in the place of the single rectangular beacon of Arrow, we use two round headlights and symmetric, then both lights have the light position, and blinding glare.
The appearance was like that of a naked (Motorcycle today. With the chassis and engine in sight, with two round mirrors, thus following the trend of the time, after two months of its launch, given the huge success demonstrated initially placed at the disposal Cagiva the kit for the hulls of Mito, with new rear-view mirrors mounted on the hull, not the stem, while in the 2nd year of production was sold directly carinate, the hulls are modeled forms of moto GP 500 of time (chosen style used by Yamaha TZR ), This motion was approved with 100/80 and 110/70 tires all’anteriore, while the rear had approved the 150/60 and 140/70, the tire mounted on white circles.
The Mito:Eddie Lawson, also known as the Mito Racing produced a few specimens in 1992. was characterized by fairings are the same Mito carinate, but with designs, colors (red circles instead of white and the presence of copritabelle yellow), signature on the tank of the sample Eddie Lawson and the number 7 black (official number of the pilot) on the flanks also the sheaths of the forks have written Michelin, while the side fairings and the front fender is a symbol dell’Agip, the pilot seat is black, while the passenger is red, this version which is for road use, was also used in competitions SP ( Sport Production), since it was fitted with a propeller drawn to this discipline, was using a new valve ( 8A0067781 instead of 800058041 ) and slightly expanded magazine coupled to a silencer with carbon fiber cover and taking the ramp through the band also had this bike approved with 110/70 and 120/60 tires all’anteriore, while the rear was approved with only 150/60.
In 1990. is produced in limited numbers, a special version of the Mito, the Mito: Denim, a little known, this version of the bike was the first Special series, which was produced 500 +1 samples, were initially provided only 300 copies and the bike to be won in the competition, but given the success of Mito in the market were produced another 200 copies.
This bike is white, with some special colored lines with color blue and dark blue, and has the copritabelle (front and side) and dark blue front fender.
This series, as well as special series future, it is immediately recognized by the presence of a plate bolted on the plate of steering, where the top left corner was printed the number of motorcycles (1/300, 2/300 for. the first 300, and 200 for the last one has the numbers 301, 302. ), the upper right was printed Cagiva Mito and down was printed Special Series and the name of the series, in this case denim .
Also in’90, produced a limited version of turquoise, renamed Green Water, because of color, in fact this model has the full fairing (including mirrors) of green colored water, but with the saddle (rider and passenger) and written in orange, while the wheel rims could be turquoise or orange.
Between 1990 and 1991 was sold a version of the Mito, completely colored in black except for white circles, with some green line along the fairing and written white bordered with red, except for those related to tires (Dunlop), the what are the yellow and put vents behind the radiator, is mechanically identical to the standard version (colored red) including the silencer that has a hole out decentralized and is devoid of Becchetti output also connects to the passenger platform without ‘aid of the metal band, this version was available mainly in the order.
In 1991. is produced in limited special version of the Mito, the Mito “Lucky” Explorer, also known as the Mito Racing, a road used in competitions SP (Sports Production ), this bike sports the colors and the reasons for Elefant Lucky Explorer driven by Edi Orioli. champion of the title Dakar 1990.
This bike is equipped with a propeller designed for competitions SP, coupled with an expansion valve and reviewed, accompanied by the new exhaust bushing largest (800046627 instead of 8A0046627), with the ability to mount a second silencer cover carbon requires a tape to be connected to the platform also uses a different primary transmission (22/72 instead of 20/65), these components are then used for the Mito: Eddie Lawson, this bike is mainly white, with the fairing front and rear red copritabelle the yellow and black wheels, with the coat of arms and written Lucky Explorer on the lower fairings and written smaller in most other brands of low, while on the front fender is only emblem, the sheaths instead of forks you have the written Michelin, along the sides of the bike has a two-color line, which goes from the side fairing, until pigtail rear, passing through the reservoir, which is white with two red stripes placed side above the two-color, the pilot seat is black, while the passenger is red as the upper part of the pigtail.
The Mito II II Replica
In 1992 was made the Mito II with a fairing red circles and gold, then produced under the name Mito II Replica in 1993 (including the early ‘ 94), this series, like the previous integrated set of hull with special achievements printed fire in the minds of fans are still graphics Lucky Explorer and hulls Forelle (present only on Mito II Replica ) or the Eddie Lawson Kocinski, simulating the motion of the samples home Cagiva with the number 7 and 3.
This version brings with its advent some variations compared to previous models, in the mechanical and electrical part, mechanical part in relation to the previous section of different disc brake front type float instead of drive, with the front brake calipers that becomes fixed and varied diameter pistons (30 mm and 34 mm) instead of the previous floating pistons with symmetrical (28 mm) in order to increase the modulabilità, requiring a new pump the brake. In addition, adopting a new front wheel because of the incompatibility of the previous with the new brake caliper which is more cumbersome, the fork rovesciati stems from a 40mm (gold) instead of normal 38 mm with stalks of a race that is reduced to 120 mm, losing the valuable and useful adjustment of preload and the Spring of the stem of the left (reserved only for the models SP or ordered by kit).
Also with the Mito II, is updated using a motor (cylinder and head) with the discharge valve’ 8A0067781, the expansion and exhaust bushing of Mito Racing, along with a silencer attached to the platform without the use of the band, also no longer used with the fuel tap diaphragm vacuum, governed by the collector of the carburetor with the attack, moving to a faucet at three positions (ON, OFF and RES) and the collector without system, the following year (1993) The Mito II becomes Mito II Replica . which uses a new engine (cylinder head and piston), expansion and a new magazine with cover silencer attached carbon the platform by a band that locks with a passenger platform with the attack on the silencer revised (moved from front to behind the passenger platform), also stands out because of fairings Forelle (fairing, side fairings and lower) and various colors of the various replica motorcycle competition.
Changes affecting the electrical system instead is the power of the valve ( 800072272 instead of 800059033 ) which now opens at 8000 rpm instead of 7250 rpm the previous version, to clear the hole of payment, also the following year (1993) with the Mito II Replica is a new endeavor of the ignition timing. which is advanced by 1 mm to 1.55 mm, because the new engine.
With regard to the Tools, is used a graduated grid is different for the speedometer that the counter. this scale while maintaining the same maximum values, a grid has the most streamlined, with a simple line of notches perpendicular to each 10km/h on the speedometer and for every 500 rpm tachometer placed in the outer part only in the case of values not printed in both sides for the values printed, instead of the previous solution which involved the use two parallel lines with the notches in each 5km/h speedometer and for every 250 rpm for counter interposed between these two lines and arrows at the numerical values.
Also in the counter fuorigiri it always starts at 11,000 rpm, but now there is no more the 4 red bands placed parallel to each other from the center of the counter until the scale, but there is only one part of the scale colored red, also in the new speedometer was found by Motociclismo magazine in October of’93 a measurement error higher than the tests with the previous model.
Starting from this series, the house was more homologous to road use versions Racing (in the previous series were the Lucky Explorer and Eddie Lawson), which are intended to competitions SP, which are now further differentiated and earn a new shock Steering lateral (left), which locks to the frame and bottom plate of steering.
The Replica Mito II: Eddie Lawson . produced in 1993 and the Mito II Replica: John Kocinski produced in 1994. are mechanically identical to Mito II Replica, while the fairing was characterized with designs, colors and signature on the tank of the sample Eddie Lawson. with the white number 7 on the sides (’93 model) and in ’94 became the Mito II Replica: John Kocinski and you have the signature on the tank John Kocinski and the number 3 white (the official number of the pilot) on the sides, without the presence of copritabelle also on the fairing is shown in white letters the name of the sample which is dedicated model and in most of these hulls being Forelle at the sides for reducing the side effect of the wind, for this was much appreciated in competitions SP (Sports Production), both bikes have wheels blacks.
In 1992. produced a version of this bike, the Mito II: Lucky Explorer . with coloring similar to the previous series which was limited edition (Mito: Lucky Explorer) except for the white circles, the front mudguard red, white fairing with red side stripes and mirrors blacks, it also has the addition of the writing, REVERSE in white on a black line and CRC (Centro Ricerche Cagiva) on the sides, the tank also has no two red lines on the sides, but is completely colored in red above the bicolour present along the sides of the bike, as regards the technical details are identical to Mito II, which differs only for the graphics and different colors, this version road was also used in competitions SP (Sports Production).
In 1993. once again this version with the Mito II Replica: Lucky Explorer . but in a limited edition, for placement in the second, third and fourth position of the Dakar’92, the colors are very similar the model of the previous year, but with copritabelle, rims and front fender blacks and the use of fairings Forelle (excluding fairings below), the absence of the CRC and REVERSE written on the sides, the road version was also used in competitions SP (Sports Production).
In 1994. it is implemented the Mito II: Evolution (Evolution of a Mithia), a limited number of Mito, which was produced in 100 copies, to give the highest evolution of the second series, first moving permanently to series Ev, it immediately recognizes the special color, with the lower hull, side and blacks tank with a blue tinge to the overseas rising from the bottom up, while the fairing and the codon were painted with a particular color of orange, with hints as clear and dark, the codon had a particular design (a zig zag line) dall’arancione that fades to dark black, to make less strong contrast.
The Mito Ev
The Cagiva Mito Ev 1995
In 1994. the motion was almost transformed, when the designer Sergio Robbiano (creator of Bimota 500 V2), landed in’92 at the CRC laboratories, applied to the design of [[Ducati 916] ] (then controlled by Cagiva ) to the Mito, creating the Mito Ev, taking the very aspect and headlights, this series will be produced until 2007 (first months of 2008 ).
The Mito Ev brings many changes compared to previous series, as the tap of the gas without the position of the reserve, which is highlighted by a tale of the instrumentation which is rearranged and where now you have the counter digital and non-magnetic even if it remains to analog indication, the adoption of a steering damper. new steering plates which now hold the stems of the forks at a distance of over one another and to lose the housing block of ignition, Furthermore, the SP kit for the forks is updated ( 800078890 ), with the elimination of preload adjustment.
The pair of lights has a different function, with a lighthouse for the low beam and the position and the other for the beam, with the adoption of the light bulbs Halogen in place of light bulbs incandescent. the chassis is revised in attacks superstructure, a new filter with the lid taken cash instead of the front side, the primary transmission is now exactly as in the 22/72 version Racing.
On Updating the ‘Expansion (now code 800077925), in order to adapt to the new line, with the new silencer with coverage in carbon-Kevlar. and forced to use most of the passenger footpegs court the new carburetor Mikuni 35mm (excluding the very first models and used only until’95) which required a new junction box for the filter (800079537 instead of 800066510) and limit the power (to avoid having to guide to 21 years with the A license direct) regimes favoring lower, also models with Mikuni carburetor, the engine to adapt to the new carburetor, have a setting of the Ignition timing. which is anticipated to be 1.55 mm to 1.85 mm, from freshman 8P022547’ is used to change gears 7 in the revised rapportatura between gears (2nd, 3rd and 4th) .
In 1995. was produced in a limited version of this bike, the Mito Ev: Lucky Explorer Replica . a road used in competitions SP (Sports Production), this bike sports the colors and the reasons for Cagiva Mito led by Valentino Rossi in’94 and won in the Sports Production, the color is fairing, tank and codon colored in red, where the latter component has copritabelle blacks, while the small fairing junction between pigtail and chassis, the front fender and the side fairings are white, also has the side fairing Lucky Explorer logo, as well as the front fender, while the lower fairing is colored in black and bearing the name, along the side of bike (fairing and fairing side of the junction between the frame and pigtail) is a line that goes to the thin tail of the bike, which sets forth the CRC written in white.
Also in 1995 was created another version of the bike, with special color, which just like the’94 model ( Mito II: Evolution ), highlights the latest models, in this case with carburetor Mikuni, before moving on to the next series of’96 introduces depotenziati models, this model has a particular color, where tank and fairing codon are gray, the red side hulls and black hulls below.
The Mito Ev does not remain immune to the crash of the domestic Italian market of 125 in 1996. year of introduction of the A1 license, where now the 16-year-old can drive the 125, but with only 11 kW of power, creating confusion and concern at the controls of the police or carabinieri, the power registration of the bike.
The technicians are well ahead of having to depotenziare the bike, which return immediately with the carburetor Dell’Orto PHBH 28mm, both as depotenziate that as at full power, also for the version you are using a depotenziata ‘ new expansion (800086587 instead of 800077925), bringing the power of the bike, very close to the limit, you are returned electronically to a control unit of the discharge valve with a more advanced, a 7750 rpm (with the 800086750 instead of 800072272 ).
Also in 1996 , was produced the Mito Ev: Lucky Explorer . a road used in competitions SP (Sports Production), this bike sports the colors and the reasons for Elefant Lucky Explorer driven Arcarons, placed 2nd in the Dakar of 1995, this bike was the tank, and fairing the hull side white, the front fender and red pigtail, while the small fairing junction between pigtail and frame is black, like the pilot seat, the bike also has an emblem of Lucky Explorer sule hulls side, much larger than previous models, in fact only ¼ of the logo is part of the fairing, while the fairing is present quad color lateral stripes (black, beige, white and red), with the central emblem Luky Explorer above two lighthouses.
The Cagiva Mito Ev 2001
In 1999 is another restyling, when presented in the Mito Ev only version depotenziata, to distinguish it from previous models from here on will be monochrome, with a 6-spoke wheels, you are returned electronically to have a timing d ‘ignition advance and scope to be 1.55 mm to 1 mm, which was updated to limit the polluting emissions and comply with the regulations Euro. also receive a wiring with fuse with 3A fuse for the power of the discharge valve, mechanically the change becomes a 6-speed, to eliminate the 7th and will be revised between the various reports (2nd and 4th) is also used a filter to cover cash back instead of suction side and the expansion (800091530 to instead of 800086587) is fitted with an echo outside combined with the new exhaust bushing smallest (instead 8A0046627 the previous 800046627), along with a new muffler (800090498) which is held by a new band, it is also used a front wheel channel with a 3 instead of 2.75, reducing the type of tires to a single measure.
From 2001 was used a new drainage system, structurally identical to the previous year, but updated (800,099,015 expansion and silencer 800099017) 2002 the timing of ignition is reduced to 1.6 mm and also operates a transmission primary date, but always 22/72 (8000A1437 instead of 800064833), in 2003 received approval Euro II from 2004 the expansion instead of the outside will resound an internal bottleneck (8000A4141 code), while the silencer is unchanged from 2006 it will take a unit of ignition and electrical system for Ducati Energia instead of the previous Kokusan also the new plant uses an electric generator (alternator ) from three-phase 160W instead of 120W from the previous phase and fuses are all moved in a single fuse (located under-).
The Mito SP525
The Mito SP525, produced by 2008 is the latest evolution of the model, but had made his first appearance in 2006. as restricted only to competitions SP. under the name Mito SP 525 not approved for use on road. is the aesthetic version of SP (SP 525 Mito ) and road ( Mito SP525 ) follows the last Cagiva used in motomondiale. the C594. led by John Kocinski season in 1994 with the number 11.
As early as the model SP 525 had a number of differences with the previous series Ev indeed change the pigtail rear, as a result of the rear frame steel, which is now in round tubes, rather than a square tube, another difference is the front fairing and the medium itself, but with the road model is appreciated that the mutation of the model, with a lot of lights shaped type eye with the fox and mirrors reviewed and processed more, the arrows are changing, becoming triangular, the stop becomes monofaro back to LED and the support plate reviewed, also changed the instrumentation and arrangement of controls on the handlebar.
New techniques have allowed adoptions to this model to be approved Euro 3. the result obtained with the adoption of Control Unit ECS specially designed (in collaboration with Dell’Orto) and accompanied by a new electrical system, which returns to use only two fuses from 15 A.
This unit monitors the various parameters:
With all these parameters, the unit (ECS) và for action:
About oil engine oil via a pump (mixer) and no more electronic mechanical
Open drain valve
Ignition timing and ignition
Control carburation through the PWM
The PWM is an air pump that connects with a circuit of the carburetor that is electronic and that quest’ari through which is pumped into the carburetor there is a regulation of the stoichiometry (enriched air).
This system in case of malfunction of any of its components has a red warning light called MIL (Malfunction Lamp Injection), which warns when the engine goes into an emergency, such as the pump (mixer ) power, the carburetor or manifest a power problem or a failure.
Other differences from the previous model are the expansion (8000A8734), equipped with a conduit for release of second air between the two catalysts present expansion, combined with the new silencer (8000A8737) no longer fitted with catalysts.
All these changes are necessary in order to come in and limitations in order to continue the series, which is now not only to counter with Aprilia RS 125. but also with the Derbi GPR 125 Racing .
- CAGIVA ELEFANT DUCATI 900 IE LUCKY EXPLORER 1990 eBay
- Cagiva 650 elefant-Cagiva
- BikeBoy.org – Ducati 900 ENGINES : NOT ALL CREATED EQUAL
- Wallpaper Wednesday: Cagiva 650 Alazzurra Ducati News Today
- Cagiva Navigator 1000