Produced for just three years, the Cagiva 650 Alazzurra was a rebadged Ducati street bike. Cagiva purchased Ducati in 1985, and was looking to grow their market share in larger-displacement bikes. Instead of building one from scratch, they used a 650cc version of the Pantah engine for both the Alazzurra and the Elefant.
MSRP was $3,893, putting it slightly above the Japanese competition that were producing more power. But Cagiva was competing on the emotions of owning an exotic bike, and style. Frankly, we think this bike looks a lot like the BMW K75S of the same vintage, but the Italian ‘exotic-ness’ can’t be denied. The 650 V-Twin engine produced 55 horsepower (less than the competition) and the bike weighed 424 pounds dry (also less than the competition). All of that translated to a 0-60mph time of 4.6 seconds. Want to learn more? Cagiva Online has a period motorcycle review from Cycle Guide’s February 1986 issue.
This specific Cagiva 650 Alazzurra (VIN: zcgacdff8fv000844) comes with boxes of spares and a 3-inch thick binder of maintenance records. The seller lowered the front forks by 1 inch and added clip-ons. The bike has the lower fairing from a SS, and a custom repaint with the stock yellow and a restomod graphics package.
Find this Cagiva 650 Alazzurra for sale in Ashland, Oregon with bidding up to $1,775 and the reserve not yet met or a Buy-It-Now of $4,500