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Motorcycle insurance bargains: Cagiva Planet 125

By MCN -

 12 February 2010 10:31

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Cagiva Planet 125 (now known as the Raptor 125).         

Insurance group: 6
Engine: 124cc 2-stroke single, 6 gears
Power: 23bhp
Top speed: 95mph
Weight: 125kg        

The Cagiva Planet 125 is basically a naked version of the screaming Cagiva Mito. If the Mito is a mini 916, then the Planet is a mini Monster. It looks gorgeous, handles well and stops even better. At group 9 it's cheap to insure, too.     

The Cagiva Planet 125's engine is taken from the Cagiva Mito 125, but the two-stroke single has been detuned to provide the Planet with more town-friendly grunt and a little less manic top end. It works a treat. Plenty of acceleration is perfect for filtering through traffic and leaping away from the lights and it’s all delivered in a neat, controllable but fun little package. Derestricted it's capable of showing just over a ton on the clocks.

The brakes on the Planet 125 are phenomenal - it has beasty Brembo calipers that are really over-kill for such a light little bike. Accidental stoppies are on the cards. Since it has the Mito chassis handling is sharp, but thanks to high bars it's much eaiser to chuck about in town.

In terms of trick bits you get USD forks, tasty odd-shaped can, the aforementioned Brembo stoppers and a mirror-finish tank that has a handy helmet storage bay under it... however in practice you'll be lucky to get more than an open-face lid in there. 

The Cagiva Planet 125 looks like a teenager's dream but it's so much fun anyone can appreciate it. Still, when buying bare in mind that parts can be hard to get and good quality 2-stroke oil is expensive.

MCN verdict

Handling

4/5

Engine

4/5

Reliability

4/5

Value

3/5

OVERALL

4/5

 

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