2008 Cagiva Mito SP525
Cagiva has released the SP525 Mito, the 2008 version of the 125cc two stroke mini race rep that was inspired by the 500cc GP race Cagiva.
1991 was the year when the Cagiva Mito logo first appeared on a rider’s leathers. The leathers belonged to Eddie Lawson who rode the Cagiva 500 The name was used again in 1989 on the 125 road version of the Mito. The 125, apart from delighting the younger riders for whom it was designed, won races in the Italian Sport Production class. Valentino Rossi, in 1994, won his first championship aboard a Mito 125. This machine underwent changes for the first time in 1995 with the introduction of the EV model that took looks to a new level.
A racing machine, the SP (Sport Production) was created in parallel with the road-going version and the performance and equipment levels left little between it and a GP bike. These machines won numerous races and championships in the 125 class. Nowadays the Mito is conservative both in principle and design. It offers the pleasure of riding a two-stroke, of hearing it scream through the gears like the glorious Cagiva 500, even with three cylinders less.
When the racing Cagiva won, Italy celebrated, especially when John Kocinski came home third in the World Championship. The SP525 has the 1 of “125” replaced by a 5 in memory of the legendary Cagiva 500.
If the 125 had a race number instead of a headlight, it would be difficult to tell it apart from the legendary 500 GP bike. The streamlined profile, the twin air scoops and low screen create a very close resemblance to the Cagiva 4-cylinder. In size too there is little difference especially regarding the superb riding position on the 125.
The tank remains the same shape: square and flat along the top and concave along the sides. Highly efficient from the rider’s point of view in terms of riding position and comfort and perfectly matches the new lines of the bike. It is the only aesthetic component remaining from the previous Cagiva Mito. The black side panels stretch from the tank to a new tail section that is more streamlined, especially on the upper surface, and the paintwork is identical to that used on competition bikes. Both sides of the fairing bear the words Cagiva SP525 and the screen is decorated with an Italian flag.
New items on the SP525 Mito
:* new Euro 3 engine
* screen, mirror supports and mirrors
* handlebar switches
* light units and indicators
* colours and graphics
* screen and tail section sub-frames
* tail section, side panels and saddle
The new instrument cowl is fitted with vibration-proof foam and houses an electronic rev counter that is set well apart from the other dials (speedo and water temp gauge) as on all racing machines. The warning light panel now has a “Malfunction Injection Lamp”. This light comes on if the electric pump, carburetor or ECU signals a malfunction. .
Other non-visible changes have been incorporated in the Mito SP525 project and include the repositioning of some of the electrics toward the front of the bike. The ECU that manages the Euro 3 system has been relocated thus making it possible to create a small but handy luggage space under the tail section.
Many of the hand-built four-stroke 600 cc bikes currently taking part in the “Supermono” championship use Mito frames. The 525 is now restricted by law to 11 kW (15 HP). This explains why the frame has been left untouched. There is nothing that needs done after all those years spent fine-tuning and testing it. In fitting the new screen and tail section, the sub-frames have been replaced with completely new components. These are no longer square but highly resistant round tube sections.
The Paul Feeney Group has received its first allocation of the new 2008 Mito SP525. The Cagiva Mito SP525 will be priced at $8,700.00 incl. GST plus dealer delivery + ORC and is now available through the Australian Cagiva dealer network.
For the nearest Cagiva dealer: visit www.cagiva.com.au.
Wheelbase . . . . .1375mm
Dry weight . . . . . .129kg
Fuel tank cap…… 14L
Engine………………125cc 2 Stroke, single cylinder
40mm USD Marzocchi Forks
Sachs rear shock
320mm Front Disc, 4 piston Brembo Caliper
230mm Rear Disc Brembo Caliper