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More Information on the Cagiva Elefant Models
The Cagiva Elefant 900 is a motorcycle model of the Italian motorcycle manufacturer Cagiva . The Enduro was as a competitor to the enduro Honda Africa Twin XRV750 , BMW R 100 GS and Yamaha XTZ750 designed. With the elephant 650 Cagiva 1985, after BMW and Honda, the third manufacturer to an Enduro with a two-cylinder engine mounted on the market. Use was made ​​of 650 cc Ducati V2 engine with nominal 50 hp and quality suspension elements from Ohlins and Marzocchi . Under the first facelift of the displacement was increased to 750 cc and equipped originally undisguised model with a small frame-mounted fairing. By participating Cagivas at the Dakar Rally , a model with 904 cc capacity was. After the victory in this rally in 1990 by Edi Orioli (3rd place Alessandro De Petri on Cagiva Elefant) was trying to achieve economic success by a new model in "Lucky Explorer" Design of plant machinery. As a highlight, the new elephant was 1991 900 ie Lucky Explorer ( Lucky Strike was the sponsor of the victorious Dakar team) presented. The machine had the design of the plant machinery and was with electronic Magneti Marelli fuel injection system, with Öhlins shock absorber, and Marzocchi fork in connection with a - time unusual -. Equipped 19 "-Vorderrad The high original price of about 18,500 DM (a Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin cost at the time 10,500 DM), however, prevented widespread use. It barely 1,000 motorcycles were produced, of which only a few have been preserved in its original condition today. Which - since the motorcycle had an aggressive appearance, a, after almost two years "civil" looking model Elefant 900 ie GT - brought to market. This has been carried out, inter alia, the following adjustments for the mass market: 6-speed transmission, stronger alternator, shorter spring travel for a lower seat height and a simple gray metallic finish. The end point of the production of the Cagiva Elefant formed the versions with petrol engine and 748 cc or 904 cc, remained their trolleys through less travel and waiving quality components compared to the original model. The off-road qualities were clearly receded into the background in these two models.
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