Cagiva River 600 Review from France

1997 Cagiva River 600

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.1 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance38500 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha TZR125


I like it!!


The oil duct needed to be changed at 25000 : the new duct arrived... 3 months later.

The starter needed to be repaired nearly 25000kms (quick and cheap).

The 25000kms are critical, since I don't had problems except the clutch cable at 30000kms.

The real problem is the availability of the spare parts and above all, the seller of my town who hates to hear about Cagiva.

General Comments:

The acceleration, the comfort and the brakes are very good. Sometimes we go to the beach for a week, thanks to the suitcase.

This bike is fun to drive on little roads.

The cost of use is really cheap.

I've wanted to get a new bike for years, but I don't have a lot of things against my river, only the low engine performance, so I keep it (her :-) ).

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2009

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 1 review