MV Agusta stamp on the frame.
Went for lunch today with my friend on his Mito and was loving the smell of the 2 stroke oil burning. Reminded me of being a kid. On a side note, Oil topped $110 a barrel today and hit a 30-month high, as US Energy Secretary Expresses “Great Concern” Due To High Oil Price and OPEC Oil Shipments Decline 1.6%.
The Cagiva Mito was the first bike of Valentino Rossi, eventual 9 time MotoGP world champion. In 1994, Rossi had been provided a factory Mito by Cagiva team manager Claudio Lusuardi and cruised to the Italian title.
During the 1990s the Mito was the arch-rival to Aprilia’s RS125, a similar 2-stroke 125 cc race-replica. In 1994 the bike was restyled by Massimo Tamburini with similar lines to the then new Ducati 916, a design he also penned. The similarity is particularly visible in the front and rear fairings.