the rider in those photos is Mike Healey...this is a cool thread.I loved Cagivas,but could never get one when they were out.I finally got my "Cagiva" in '98 when I got my rare in '98 Hooska CR 125.Although there were lots of WR's,they didn't import too many CR's.Anyway,it was cool for me because my Husky had Cagiva stamped all over the place and I definately viewed it as a what would've been a '98 Cagiva 125.Cheers.
I have 2 200 motors, 4 pipes, triple clamps, and a rear wheel for the 200 wmx in my garage right now. They will be picked up by Rik Smits tomorrow on his way to Utah for a vintage national, and my bud Brian he's getting them for WILL win the Six Days reunion ride this coming fall on one!! Last year I took him a 200 chassis, so he has all he needs now. He took 2nd this year on an IT125, losing time to a KDX in the special tests just enough to get 2nd. The WMX will flat smoke a KDX.
Hi guys - joining the thread late, but I've rekindled an interest in the 190. I remember them when I was a kid but never got the chance to ride one (I remember a local MX rider kicking butt in enduros on one back in '83.) I'm considering one for a resto project. It was mentioned earlier that the old 125 is related to the Mito of today. Does that mean that the 190 shares any engine parts with the Mito? Bearings, transmission, clutch. Is anything interchangable with recent Husky/Cagiva?
Now I wonder if that 190 motor would fit into a Husky 125 chassis ;)
I haven't been on the board for a long time and was quite supised to see this thread still on first page and going strong.This sure brings back a lot of memories. I still ride out in the desert quite often and have had the pleasure of riding with Ron Turner many times. He camps with our group once a month. He is now riding a Yamaha YZ250F and still fast as can be. He now has a MX school where he teaches young riders. We have talked extensivly about the Cagivas, about his win in Hawaii, he told me his mechanic had his bike strung out in pieces in the motel room the night before the race when he went to bed. Thinking it was all over only to wake up with the bike completely ready to go the next morning. Whew!!!!.
I have had the pleasure of racing against both Duanne Summers & Charles Halcumb in the 1983 King of the Desert Race in AMA D38. Both rode for UPTITE HUSQVARNA out of Santa Ana Calif. I remember them driving up in the cool van, wow was that intimidating. I followed Duane out on the bomb run, now I know why he was one of the best 125 riders around, all I could see was his dust and then I couldn't even see that. I did beat them both but it wasn't because of my riding ability, I saw both on the side of the course broken. Sometimes keeping the engine in stock form for desert racing has its perks....lol. We also had a fast rider in D38 desert racing by the name of Eddy Foland who also rode a Cagiva.
I am still involved in desert racing down here in So Cal, President of Roadrunners Off Road Racing Club, promoting, not racing, check out my homepage attached to this forum for the link.
Keep the Cagiva stories coming,