Custom Paint – 1985 Cagiva Alazzurra 650

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In the early 80s, Cagiva was producing some quality small-displacement bikes but they needed some help cracking into the big bike market. They bought Ducati in 1985, used the design for the Pantah, and created the Alazzurra. If you don’t mind a bike that’s been repainted, this example pays tribute to the Ducati heritage with a “Supersport” paint job reminiscent of bikes like the 900SS.

The 650 V-Twin engine produced 55 horsepower and the bike weighed 424 pounds dry. All of that translated to a 0-60mph time of 4.6 seconds. Want to learn more? Check out this review from Motorcycle Classics, in which they point out that Rider magazine had the following to say in a 1985 review: “Gone are the swoopy paint, flashy lines and radical seating position of the Pantah…Instead, the Alazzurra has been designed to appeal to a far broader spectrum of riders…Whereas the Pantah was an outrageous Italian flashbike, a mini machomobile, the Alazzurra is a sensuous rolling sculpture of tasteful and graceful proportions.

This example (VIN: ZCGACDFF4FV000811) has 21,718 miles and it looks to be in good shape. It’s also got a few upgrades that you won’t mind if the custom paint wasn’t a turn-off: Fast by Feracci 785cc big bore kit, Carrillo rods, VeeTwo cams, stainless steel brake lines, Sargent seat, and wider Oscam wheels from the Alazzurra SS (the fully faired model). The bike was recently serviced with a valve adjustment, carb sync, and new cam belts.

Find this Cagiva for sale in Daytona Beach, Florida with a BIN of $3,995 or best offer

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