Cagiva Mito 125 Lawson Replica Review

1993 Cagiva Mito 125 Lawson Replica from United Kingdom

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.1 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 kilometres
Most recent distance28000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleKawasaki AR125-B2


I love it


Where do I start!

Engine rebuild every 4000 miles.

Speedo drive broken soon after purchase.

Few electrical faults.

Fork seals.

Passenger seat flew off.

Munches through chains and sprockets.

Large hole in exhaust.

Bulbs blow regularly.

Power valve broken.

New spark plug every 1000 miles.

Temperature gauge bulbs blow every time they are replaced.

Seats wearing excessively.

General Comments:



Easy to wheelie.

VERY easy to stoppie.

The sexiest 125 ever.

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

Review Date: 13th April, 2007

14th Apr 2007, 08:27

I wonder. Have you ever taken a few minutes aside to consider why your motorcycle often has so many problems? Do you really abuse the machine like that? Hence an engine rebuild so often and excess wear on the chain and sprockets.

25th Apr 2007, 13:59

Just wondering, do you push your bike to the maximum? Because in the Sachs XTC125, when you get it de-restricted and push it to the maximum, the engine keeps needing to be rebuilt. Buy a 400cc bike as they are built better then 125cc's.

9th Jan 2008, 08:15

The Mito 125 is one of the most powerful road 125s ever made. They produce 264bhp per litre!! They are extremely fun to ride; I have ridden a lot of different bikes of all sizes, and have found no road bike that comes close to the impeccable handling, corner speed and sheer riding pleasure of the Mito. It is very satisfying to take superbikes on the inside round bends and roundabouts etc.

Mine has been very reliable so far, after about 15000 miles. I rebuild the engine completely every 12000 miles, and new piston and rings every 6000 miles.

The only other problems I've had were a clutch cable snapping, and for some unknown reason the clutch was slipping. That is rare though as far as I know.

A very nice bike that is as close as you can get to a road racing 125.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 1 review