1994 Cagiva Mito Evo
Owner: Mark Stoner, Herefordshire Owned for: six weeks
What’s the story? This is the start of a ground up resto of the best-looking road going 125 ever sold (in my opinion). The fact it was designed by Massimo Tamburini who also penned the Ducati 916 says it all for me. The bike came to me in a right mess, which is usually the way these bikes end up after years of neglect, and maintenance being ignored.
I’m a proper Cagiva fan – I’ve got four at the moment; this Mito and three Planets. My last Mito was a ‘Black edition’. Only 27 were sold in the UK. I regret selling it. It was the one that got away. I’d really like to get this one up to the standard of that one. No pressure then…
Progress so far? I removed the cylinder to check its condition as the seller said it needed rings. When someone says that you know it needs a top end refresh at the very least. Sure enough it had zero compression.
What’s next? The hardest part of this resto is going to be finding good replacement fairings. They’re very scarce and almost impossible to find undamaged. They are still available new – but at over £1300. The fairing on mine is pretty beaten up, and the tail piece is also worse for wear. I’m hoping the guys on the Mito FB page will be able to help (facebook. com/groups/cagivamitouk/). I hope to have the engine rebuilt and back in the bike within a couple of months.
He’s not wrong, it’s a very good-looking thing
PROJECT IN PROGRESS