Cagiva 125 GP: the little red bike at the bottom of the lake

Cagiva 125 GP: the little red bike at the bottom of the lake

In 1988, the Schiranna factory produced a 125 bike that was a to-scale copy of the C588. On track with Pier Paolo Bianchi, it just missed out on the podium at Imola before coming to a sad end

16 marzo 2021

Hands up if you’ve never heard of Cagiva and its incredible feats in the 500 class in the 80s and 90s. Driven by the passion of brothers Claudio and Giancarlo Castiglioni, and following years of disappointment, the red bike was finally able to fight the Japanese on equal terms and on their preferred battle ground: the 500 world championship.

But how many have heard the brief but touching story of Cagiva in the 125 category? For those who don't know, in 1988, the racing department developed a 125 GP that was a scale copy of the C588, the four-cylinder that Randy Mamola rode in the top class.

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