Iconic Italian motorcycle manufacturer Cagiva is set to relaunch for 2018, with a new range of electric motorcycles. And if there’s one that looks like the C594 GP machine below, which was lauded as the most beautiful race bike in the world back in its day, we’re in!
The MV Agusta owned brand stopped production back in 2012, following a decision to focus efforts on MV. But now that MV Agusta is back in good financial health thanks to recent investments, it’s looking to get Cagiva going again, with a range of new electric motorcycles.
In an interview with Asphalt & Rubber, MV Agusta’s Giovanni Castiglioni said: “I believe in electric. There is a great potential, and we are making a project there – under another brand – which is Cagiva. We are investing in lightweight fun vehicles, bikes. Let’s say in-between…it’s a family. It’s a family that goes between a bicycle to a Zero-type bike, but different.”
Castiglioni added: “If you want to go 300 mph, buy a combustion engine. But I think there can be a lot of potential market for electric, and we want to be there, this is why we invest in it now. We’ll see in the next five years how the market will change. I think there is a great opportunity for that,”
There’s no official confirmation about what sort of electric bikes Cagiva is going to be turning out – but we are expecting the new models to arrive by the end of 2018, ready for 2019 – so there should be more news on the way in the not too distant future. Either way, we’ll keep you posted as soon as we know more.
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