Elefant Sightings?

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by erappaport, May 24, 2006.

  1. 2 SPOT

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    hey thats nice frankenbeemer, looks good with longer legs. whats the height like?? bout the same as the 640 A ???
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  2. Jim Rowley

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    You dog. You better show up in BB with that next time.

    Jim.
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  3. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    Hi Jim....missing the BB but maybe I do Tunisia this year...do you want to join?

    You know that if I came to the BB you will test it too..if you promise not to crash it or to brake the steering column as on your HP....:wink:

    You should hear it growl....mamma mia.....pure Italian stallion....



    Here are the specs:




    CH-Racing-Elefant 900 Marathon Super Production


    General information
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue,Helvetica Neue]
    Model: Cagiva 900 Rally CH-Racing
    Year: 1997
    Category: Rally / offroad
    [/FONT]Engine and transmission
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue,Helvetica Neue]Displacement: 944.00 ccm
    Engine type: Twin cylinder
    Stroke: 4
    Power: 75 HP @ 7400 RPM
    Torque: 70.70 Nm @ 5000 RPM
    Compression: 9.2:1
    Bore x stroke: 92.0 x 68.0 mm
    Fuel system: Carburettor 2x Mikuni 36 mm.
    Valves per cylinder: 2
    Cooling system: Air / Oil
    Gearbox: 5-speed
    [/FONT]Transmission type
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue,Helvetica Neue]final drive: Chain
    [/FONT]Physical measures
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue,Helvetica Neue]Dry weight: 186.0 kg
    Seat height: 900 mm
    Wheelbase: 1,560 mm
    Ground clearance: 310 mm
    [/FONT]Chassis and dimensions
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue,Helvetica Neue]Front suspension: 45 mm. Marzocchi Multi Adjuster
    Front suspension travel: 250 mm
    Rear suspension: Öhlins - Monoshock
    Rear suspension travel: 230 mm
    Front tyre dimensions: 90/90-21
    Rear tyre dimensions: 140/90-18
    Front brakes: Single disc
    Front brakes diameter: 296 mm
    Rear brakes: Single disc
    Rear brakes diameter: 240 mm
    [/FONT]Speed and acceleration
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue,Helvetica Neue]Power/weight ratio: 0.4032 HP/kg
    [/FONT]Other specifications
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue,Helvetica Neue]Fuel capacity: 53.00 litres[/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue,Helvetica Neue][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue,Helvetica Neue]


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  4. Jim Rowley

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    I did a little work on the bike since BB. What do you think? Finally used the fairing.

    [​IMG]

    Speaking of crashing, Chris rode by your special humps on Old Ore and found some Mauro artifacts. :lol3

    Jim.
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  5. 2 SPOT

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    wow jim that really looks,, umm, whats the word, macho? very mean indeed.
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  6. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    Still remember the crash....holy shit....I am getting to old for this...

    I was surprised to discover that the fairing didn't crack open.....

    Nice Bike Jim, it is like single malt wiskey.. gets better every year.!!!!!

    I better complete the Witec...only few little things left to do.
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    fatalerror skrik vir niks

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  8. Jim Rowley

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    I only have four bikes to deal with and two don't need anything, unlike you.:lol3

    Thanks, 2 spot. The bike is really nice. A work in progress.

    Jim.
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    Stuntman Been here awhile

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    SAAAWEEEETTTT!!!!!!!!!!
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    Stuntman Been here awhile

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    Pretty Killer Jim!!! I am also a big fan of the trailie Beemers.
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  11. DakarBlues

    DakarBlues One-everythinged man

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    I rode one that I retrieved from theives in 1994 (Jean-Christophe Wagner's machine)
    That one was a Marathon and had 6 speed .
    Are you sure this one has 5 speed?
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    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    Beside myself I know of another Martahon who belongs to a Dutch guy. They are noth 5 speed. I heard that the gears were custom made by Azzalin fro such bikes...
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    dakarblues, there is a marathon in UK for sale, its only 30k still wanna get rid of the 9fiddy?? the marathon is cool indeed but unless you wanted the collectible nature of it would it be much of a trade from a 9fiddy??
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  15. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    Ch racing doesn't sell Marathons anymore. Actually back in the 90s, they were sold mostly to European privateers that wanted to race the African competitions.

    You can still find some in Europe. They are rare. The problem is the fact that most of them raced in several competitions so that they are beaten up pretty bad. It is very hard to find one that was never utilzed in such competitions. When it came out it costed almost 40 millions liras, which translated at that time in 22-25K dollars.

    I agree with the fact that the bike is mostly a collectible therefore how worth is it, it all depends on what you want to do with it. I had the opportunity to buy it and I went for it.

    I bought the Marathon in France (Alsace) more than a 16 months ago. The bike has only 3K miles, all done on pavement.

    How much I spent? 7k euro but I was extremely lucky to get it at that price. I drove there, pick it up and brought it back.:wink:
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  16. longear

    longear Been here awhile

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    first i saw it on tv ,dakar 89,i was 15 and that was it.then in 94 i saw it at cagiva dealer, the only piece brought to slovakia,i have to have it.by the time i got it ,in 2002, i was already in USA.i sent money without even seeing the bike and my fellas got my dream. elefant was waiting for me in my living room,we finally met in 2003 and i found my peace.the bike is in my blood.:ear

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    nice lookin bike longear, my elefant was a long time dream also.
    whats the scoop (details) on the seat??
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  18. longear

    longear Been here awhile

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    I basically designed it,its made from 4 pieces ,3 colors and my Friend sew it together.then i took it to a place where they are printing big posters and they copied ducati logo and /you don't see it /there is the new cagiva logo at the front of the seat .those aluminum cases ,i did them too with the rack and hook up patent.

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  19. longear

    longear Been here awhile

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    will i see you in elko 2 SPOT?:freaky
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    something going on in elko?? USA?
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