Cagiva V-Raptor 1000 Review

2001 Cagiva V-Raptor 1000 from Netherlands

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired1724 kilometres
Most recent distance7561 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda VF500C Magna V30




Lost an engine support bolt after 6000 KM!

Luckily it landed on my boot in a corner. I went back to the place where I felt something hitting my boot. At first I thought it was something that dropped of the tank or so. I felt really uncomfortable and drove back to check what had fell off. I saw a large bolt lying on the tarmac and it happened to be the engine mount!! Brr what could have been the damage if I didn't notice the bump on my foot.

General Comments:

Incredible design. You love it or you don't.

BUT it is Italian. That means it isn't assembled like an German piece of engineering.

Just to replace the battery you need more than 3 different type of wrenches!!! Come on, use a standard for bolts, please!!!

It is a LOOKER. When riding it, many heads turn your way.

The fuel consumption is a bit high.

When riding at normal speeds and slow acceleration (if you can), it runs 1 liter every 13 kilometers.

When using it as a MotoGP bike, it runs 1 liter every 9 or 10 KMs.

The sound is awesome!!! With "Laser Duo Tones" that is.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 2009

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review