In 1978 Cagiva stepped onto the global stage the motorcycle business with two racing motorcycles ridden by Marco Lucchinelli and Gianfranco Bonera. Several Harley-Davidson models were continued the be produced as Cagivas, and the off-road motorcycle division was expanded and improved, eventually producing its own race-winning WMX series of moto-cross motorcycles. However, if you ever need assistance repairing your Cagiva, having a Cagiva service manual to consult can help.
In 1983, Cagiva used Ducati four-stroke v-twin 350 cc to 1000 cc engines and made a leap into the big displacement market. Cagiva bought Ducati in 1985. However, they kept the Ducati brand, which was more recognizable outside of Italy. Ducati motorcycle manufacturing continued in Bologna, while the Varese-built Cagiva Ala Azzurra and Elefant were unveiled both featuring Ducati engines. Cagiva continued with the buying of Moto Morini in 1985, Husqvarna in 1987, and in 1991 Cagiva also bought the trademarks for the MV Agusta brand.
In 1996, Cagiva accepted an offer by the Texas Pacific Group to sell the Moto Morini and Ducati brands. The company was restructured, 1999. MV Agusta Motor become the main brand comprising Cagiva and Husqvarna. Production of the Cagiva roadster ended in 2000. Harley-Davidson bought MV Agusta Motor, the parent company of Cagiva, thereby regaining a minor amount of control of its old Aermacchi factory.In October 2009, Harley-Davidson announced that it would be putting Cagiva up for sale. That following August, Cagiva was bought back by the son of its original founder and former owner Claudio Castiglioni.
In 2012, increasingly stringent environmental emission requirements forced the Cagiva to cease prodution of the Mito. The last few Mito SP525s were white in color, and personally signed by MV Agusta CEO Giovanni Castiglioni, thus ended the legacy of the Mito, alongside the Raptors. With that said, why don't you stop by and grab yourself a Cagiva workshop manual, today.