No long distance motorcycle this. The seat’s hard and thin, the riding position will quickly alienate anyone over 21. The Cagiva Mito 125's steering lock is very poor, but the handling is sharp and copes with British roads very well considering the motorcycle's lack of adjustability. The gearbox is slick, it brakes well and it’s easy to gel with the Cagiva Mito 125 around twisty roads.
The Cagiva Mito 125 is a fragile, small capacity two-stroke that makes loads of power that shouldn’t be entrusted to teenagers who’s idea of servicing the motorcycle is to run a rag over the headlight once a year. Seizures aren’t uncommon with the Cagiva Mito 125, but a piston and cylinder set is cheap – under £50. Better, though, to warm the motorcycle's engine up properly and use decent two-stroke oil in the first place.
The Cagiva Mito 125 can quickly become scruffy, though that’s usually due to owners neglecting the motorcycle. Treated right, and fed high quality oil, you should expect to change the piston only every 9500 miles with a Cagiva Mito 125. However, after just 30,000-35,000 miles a Cagiva Mito 125 is fit only for the scrapper by-and-large. Some motorcycles seem plagued by battery and electrical woes.
Cagiva Mito 125s are quite dear new and prices reflect their speed, ease of de-restriction (which is illegal without the correct motorcycle licence) and stunning looks. Used prices are more modest, but check your likely insurance premiums before you buy as insurers see Cagiva Mito 125s as high risk motorcycles. Find a Cagiva Mito 125 for sale.
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A Ducati 916-style steering damper is standard on the Cagiva Mito 125 and there are comprehensive clocks including a tachometer. With a full Arrow exhaust system fitted to a Cagiva Mito 125 100mph is achievable.