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Cagiva 650 Alazzurra

Here in the hallowed portals of Place, WB?’s crusading team generally pride on their legendary objectivity, the panic stricken pleading of the Ad in the face of plummeting revenue shake us from our resolve to our unbiased standards. Trouble is, now and then a test bike which plays on the prejudices and facets of our various souls.

Willis and Kemp, Moto seem to set their heart twanging, Schiller frequently to an unhealthy desire for Laverdas, lusts after big Kawasaki’s, and and myself, while not fully Ducatisti, are pretty besotted by the

Now it’s no secret that have been gradually out production of complete bikes the year, and instead providing with their V-twin So when Three Cross rang to confirm that we pick up their Cagiva 650 for an brief test, I was tucking in my in readiness for a cold ride to Three Legged Cross the receiver was back in its place.

As the Pantah represented a move by away from the single some would say, performance and styling to be found in the SS, a more civilised and practical hopefully appealing to a wider so the Alazzurra (Blue Wing) can be as a creditable attempt to take on the exotic styling exercises Japan. I really liked it.

The lines seem to flow far from the headlamp to the shrouded lamp than the Pantah’s did. The whole bike more graceful yet manages to useful touches such as the tank cut-outs for the rider’s to hug and the clock in the instrument panel. As as the timepiece there is a row of eight lights set along the bottom of the along with the tacho and speedo.

The switchgear has been revised, but I the indicator switch escaped as it is far too and only the Bee Emm-esque bleeper best compromises around for riding plus the occasional of silliness. Relatively narrow, bars, minimal distance kneecaps and slightly swept footrests dictate a moderate forward possie without undue pressure on your and arms at legal speeds, yet allows you to disappear behind the when you inevitably open up on deserted road.

Not that I really able to, mind after certain threats had made towards my puny should I exceed 5000 rpm bike having only topped the 160 mile mark) I was careful to stay within for the first 200kms. Then, as the felt loose enough and in the of pioneering journalism (without a for my health should those chaps from Three subsequently take out a contract on I, dear reader, opened her up. It was a

At 5000rpm the cams really to perform and the bike hurled down the road to the accompaniment of a lusty growl from the in a display of relaxed aggression. to limit Three Cross’s to a Chinese burn and a kick on the I called a halt at 6500rpm yet saw 140Rph(87mph) in top. Which appear to indicate that the claims of a 200Rph (125mph) top are not unreasonable.

Trying to work out speed on paper did bring to a difference in gearing. The pre-production had a 15/37 pairing while on our bike it was 15/41, so it would the internal gear ratios been altered to raise the speed as the bike’s overall seems equal. One of the plausible we see for this was to make the gearbox’s sweeter, in which case I to think what the earlier were like, as, even for its virgin state the Cagiva was notchy, especially on downchanges.

Cagiva 650 Alazzurra

It’s no surprise that the displayed the same roadholding as the Pantah, sharing, as it does, the same frame apart a few mounting points and unaltered statistics of wheelbase, rake and Through the fast sweeping of the A31, the Pantah’s unimpeachable for unerring accuracy shone yet on slower corners the more riding position and wider make the Cagiva more should a manhole cover or deposit hove into

However, Cagiva’s engineers rested on their laurels as the showed a marked improvement the Pantah’s. The rear Marzocchis a softer initial spring and the front forks have damping for improved low speed though, to be honest, I still myself shaken about on roads and with that feeling after 100 miles.

the Alazzurra offers a distinct on the Pantah yet it has its share of niggling I know fuel warnings are but when one comes on 100 miles reserve I do wonder if they’re Though the mirrors were they marred the bike’s lines; I’m no designer but I they could’ve been positioned.

And the paint job is typical diving into the tank at the sight of a petrol pump

Against this you have the excellence of Pirellis and Brembos, an in finish and an engine with a mechanical reputation with torque and brisker acceleration its predecessor.

I see no reason why, at a only slightly greater at the Cagiva shouldn’t take where the Pantah left off and that the Desmo V-twin on. Hooray. Q5

Cagiva 650 Alazzurra
Cagiva 650 Alazzurra
Cagiva 650 Alazzurra

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