From many angles, the Cagiva Mito looks like a large Italian supersport – but your eyes may deceive you. Part of that may come from the name itself, as Mito is Italian for “myth”. Debunking the myth, you’ll see that it’s just powered by a 125cc two-stroke single cylinder engine, capable of 30 horsepower and a surprising top speed of nearly 100 miles per hour. Also surprising? Future models featured a 7 speed gear box.
This is the last year of the Mk. II Mito, which got a few incremental upgrades. The next year, the Mito ended up looking just like a baby version of the 996 – both bikes were designed by Massimo Tamburini. An interesting design quirk is that the oil light comes on when you’re in neutral. This was by design, so you’d know that the oil light was still functional. How Italian. Most owners have already de-restricted these bikes by freeing up the airbox as well as the exhaust expansion chamber, and then slightly rejetting the carbs.
To be frank, this specific Cagiva Mito has some needs. But the payoff will be worth the hassle. The seller lists some specifications (like a 120mph top speed) that are actually specific to future models of the bike, so make sure you know what you’re really getting. But a minimal investment on your part will leave with you with one of the rarest 125s you’ll find in the US.
Find this Cagiva Mito for sale here on eBay with an opening bid of $1,799 in Youngsville, North Carolina.