Cagiva River 600 Review from Spain

1996 Cagiva River 600

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 kilometres
Most recent distance37000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleDaelim Roadwin 125


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

Average review marks: 5.0 / 10, based on 1 review