1998-2000 Cagiva Gran Canyon Smart Money — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Cagiva Canyon 500

1998-2000 Cagiva Gran | Smart Money

The Gran arrived in the USA in 1999 as the Italian to the ubiquitous German adventure-touring Penned by Pierre Terblanche for the brothers’ boutique brand, the GC is with everything from urban asphalt to canyon paved or not. An updated of the Elefant’s sturdy steel supports the 516-lb. package, with 5.3 gallons of gas.

That’s substantially lighter an equivalent Triumph Tiger or BMW GS.

The stout heart is a fuel-injected, version of Ducati’s venerable, 90-degree V-twin. The torque is as wide as the bike’s Arizona though wind protection the minimalist flyscreen is less so; the windshield is considerably more A compliant, right-side-up Marzocchi fork defeats potholes casual ease, as does the Sachs shock.

The optional Nonfango saddlebags and top are suitably grand and cavernous, ample room for a week’s of clothing. Add a relaxed, upright position and consecutive 500-mile are a breeze.

Despite its relative a few thousand were imported to Gran Canyon’s off-road are well known; its Elefant notched a pair of wins in the Paris-Dakar Rally. On twisty it’s a cougar that commands curious admiration in the Garden parking lot.

The Pompone engine rattles warming-up due to relaxed wristpin which is more characteristic problematic. Maintenance is straightforward if okay with adjusting desmodromic valves. Servicing the cylinder requires extensive cutting the rear fender in improves access. Problems? The regulator’s plastic connector can and fry, and cosmetic parts are to come by, though engine can be found at most Ducati

Cagiva Canyon 500
Cagiva Canyon 500

On the plus side, proven enhancements abound.

San Francisco’s Motors has sold 40 or so Gran over the years, shop Matt Prentiss cunningly the last one for himself. He advises owners to examine the quick-disconnect cast into the tandem fuel tanks, as damaged leak relentlessly. Ducati are compatible and less prone to

Prentiss claims a ride-height-adjustable shock and/or a 17-inch wheel in place of the stock 19 improve road manners. If thirsty for some Cagiva join the online Gran cult http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Cagiva_Gran_Canyon2/. That on the tailpiece says it all: Emotions.”

Indifference is not an option.

Cagiva Canyon 500
Cagiva Canyon 500
Cagiva Canyon 500
Cagiva Canyon 500
Cagiva Canyon 500
Cagiva Canyon 500
Cagiva Canyon 500

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