Never officially imported to the US, the Cagiva Tamanaco was a diminutive dual-sport that looks like an absolute blast. Look at the stickers on this thing! “Fun & Function”, “Soft Damp”, “Twin Cooler”. In this case, the seller’s even added a couple of stickers of his own, such as a “BRAAAAP” on the inside of the right side hand guard.
Ignoring the fact that I still can’t get over the “Fun & Function” decal, the Tamanaco featured a liquid-cooled 125cc engine and it weighed 288 pounds dry. It also had a 3.7 gallon fuel tank, 6-speed transmission, Marzocchi suspension, and Brembo brakes. If you’re willing to believe the Wikipedia page on this bike (which is of course in Italian, because I couldn’t really find any other source), the 125cc engine put out an impressive 32 horsepower. With that said, the only other time I’ve featured one of these for sale, an owner said that it had 28 horsepower. Either way, that’s not bad.
This example shows approximately 2,800 miles on the odometer – it was imported to the USA around 2014 with just 9 kilometers on it. The seller bought it in 2015 and then rode it, which we love to see. He claims that top speed is around 80 miles per hour. He’s mostly used it as a commuter though he once took it on a 450 mile trip over 2 days. He suggests that it will need new tires, a carb adjustment, front fork seals, and some surface rust cleaned up, but this is a rare find in the US in any condition, and this one would be great if you actually want to ride it every once in a while.
Find this Tamanaco for sale in Boulder, Colorado (with an Illinois title) here on Craigslist for $4,000.