1996 Cagiva River 600


A beautiful nightmare!


Crankshaft bearing gone at 27000, had to replace whole engine.

Flywheel magneto self destructed at 30000.

Leaky fork seals almost since bought, replaced at 34000.

Starter motor gave up at 37000.

Fuel indicator working on and off on its own will since bought.

General Comments:

A sporty, very good looking, very good sounding NIGHTMARE!!!

Low fuel consumption, great looks, great handling, packs a nice punch for its 34HP, but it's a pain to run for its will to self-destruct!

Dealers in Spain are next to none, and they aren't exactly helpful.

Parts are very hard to get and pretty expensive.

Starter motor is a very common fault, a replacement nothing short of 300€.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th July, 2009