Malaysian riders will have fond memories of the Cagiva Mito, a screaming seven-speed two stroke 125 that ripped up local roads. After laying dormant for several years under the ownership of MV Agusta, Asphalt and Rubber reports Cagiva will be coming back to the market as an electric motorcycle (e-bike).

After receiving fresh capital injection, MV Agusta is now in a position to develop some of its assets, and one of these is Cagiva, a make renowned in the 80s and 90 for a series of seriously capable dual-purpose machines, notably the legendary Cagiva Elefant. “I believe in electric. There is a great potential, and we are making a project there – under another brand – which is Cagiva,” said Giovanni Castiglioni, chief executive officer of MV Agusta.

According to the report, a range of off-road e-bikes will be developed to enter the lightweight, fun bike category. “We are investing in lightweight fun vehicles, bikes. Let’s say in-between… it’s a family. It’s a family that goes between a bicycle to a Zero-type bike, but different,” Castiglioni said.

paultan.org ealier reported MV Agusta was considering bringing back the Cagiva name, and it appears this will be so, despite there not being a racing dual-purpose or small track weapon in the stable. As for the parent company, the Brutale four-cylinder is proceeding apace, with a public showing at the end of 2018 rumoured.