Cagiva Alazzurra 350GT

 

 

 

Make Model

Cagiva Alazzurra 350

Year

1985 - 89

Engine

Four stroke, 90°“L”twin cylinder, SOHC, desmodromic 2 valve per cylinder

Capacity

349 cc / 21.3 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 83 x 51 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 10.0:1

Induction

2x 28mm Dell'Orto PHBH 28 carburetor

Ignition 

Bosch BTZ
Starting Electric

Max Power

27 hp / 19.7 kW @ 7500 rpm

Max Torque

30 Nm / 22.1 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm

Transmission

5 Speed
Final Drive Chain

Front Suspension

35mm Marzocchi forks

Rear Suspension

Dual Marzocchi shocks 5-way adjustable preload.

Front Brakes

2x 260mm discs

Rear Brakes

Single 260mm disc

Front Tyre

90/90 H18

Rear Tyre

110/90 H18
Wheelbase 1460 mm / 57.4 in
Seat Height 800 mm / 31.5 in

Dry Weight

190 kg / 418.8 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

18 Litres / 4.7 US gal

The Alazzurra was the successful attempt to design a touring bike from the Pantah. Capacity was increased to 650 cc not to have more power but more tractability, and the cosmetics were at last very pleasant looking. It had a truly comfortable seat and a good riding position. But more than anything: it had the Pantah frame and motor!



One thing of the Pantah was missing on the Alazzurra: the correct brand on the tank. In fact it was labelled Cagiva and this, probably hampered its success in those markets that were more responsive to the fascination of the Ducati brand.

It was as if Fiat, when it acquired the Ferrari Factory, had imposed its brand on the less sporting models of the brand. We would now have a “Fiat 512” for example.

To make things more complicated, the Alazzurra was sold as “Ligier” in France!