Published on 19 Feb 2009 by Alison
The reborn Cagiva brand looks like it will update its range with the “Schiranna”: the possible future name of the 1125 V2 superbike (the name comes from the town in which Claudio Castiglioni’s company was first founded).
Thanks to Harley Davidson ownership, Cagiva looks set to make a promising comeback in the motorcycle market, with MV-Agusta placed to be the more upmarket offering, and the “elefantino” or “little elefant” aimed at a more general clientele.
Future Cagivas shouldn’t feature more than two cylinder engines, although this doesn’t mean we’ll be seeing less power. The most eclectic motor is the V2 BRP-Rotax, on the Buell 1125, accredited with some super power at 140hp.
With this kind of engine, Cagiva should be able to create different models, with everything from a large enduro bike to a naked, a GT, and a superbike, in this case the Schiranna. The latter should be a competitive offering, with Italian style, prestigious materials and a good price.
Harley Davidson has already stated its intention to maintain the Italian brand appeal, despite its US outlook. The 1125 Schiranna should have a trellis frame, sought-after design and plenty of riding pleasure.
Source | Motosketches