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There are still motorcycles of this brand on the market. Unfortunately at this time the company is not producing new models.

Cagiva Motorcycles

Cagiva Motorcycles logo
Founded: 1978
Country: Italy
Website: www.cagiva.it
Total series: 27
Active series: 0
Discontinued series: 27
Cagiva has been in the motorcycle industry since the year 1978 and is highly regarded for its excellent balance of performance, control and style. This make of bikes have proved their excellence in the fiercest tracks of the world such as 500 cc GP and the ruthless world of motocross. The motorbikes of the Cagiva Company effectively incorporate lofty technology in each model and the bikes are crafted to perfection. Cagiva technology delivers superior performance with enhanced control.

Discontinued series

Series
Produced
Variations
1988 - 1992
8
1980
1
1996
1
1993 - 1998
2
1984 - 1991
9
2008
1
1996 - 2006
8
1985 - 1997
21
1997 - 2000
3
1991 - 2012
22
1997
1
2000 - 2006
7
1998 - 2003
5
2000 - 2012
24
1996 - 2006
5
1996 - 1999
4
1979 - 1983
21
1983
1
1998 - 1999
2
1979 - 1983
9
1982 - 1983
2
1988 - 1991
7
1978
1
2000 - 2006
13
1997 - 1998
2
2006
1
2004 - 2006
3

Company timeline

1950
  • Giovanni Castiglioni founds Cagiva, the company produces metal components
1978
  • Company moves into motorcycle industry producing 125cc to 350cc
1983
  • Sourcing of Ducati four stroke v-twin to extend range from 350cc to 1000cc
1985
  • Purchase of Moto Morini
1987
  • Purchase of Husqvarna
1991
  • Bought trademark for MV Agusta
1996
  • Sold Ducati and Moto Morini
1999
  • Strategic restructuring with MV Agusta as main brand
2008
  • Harley Davidson buys MV Agusta
2010
  • Cagiva is bought back by Claudio Castiglioni, the son of the founder
2012
  • Final Mito model due to emission regulations
2014
  • Mercedes-Benz buys 25% share and markets bikes under AMG brand
2016
  • Black Ocean Group provides finances to get the company out of debt

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the name cagiva come from?
The name is derived from CAstiglioni GIovanni VArese
Does Cagiva still operate?
Cagiva is a brand name, so while the is no -Cagiva- as such the same bikes are being produced and distributed as MV Agusta.