Cagiva V-Raptor 1000




Make Model

Cagiva V-Raptor 1000


2003 - 05


Four stroke, 90° V-twin, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder (Suzuki DL100)


996 cc / 60.7 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 11.3:1
Compression Ratio 99 x 66 mm
Cooloing System Liquid cooled


Electronic fuel injection


Starting Electric

Max Power

105.5 / 78.7 kW @  8500 rpm

Max Torque

90 Nm / 66.4 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm


6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain

Front Suspension

43mm Upside down hydraulic fork

Rear Suspension

Rising rate monoshock preload adjustable

Front Brakes

2x 298mm discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm disc 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

180/55 ZR17
Wheelbase 1440 mm / 56.7 in
Seat Height 770 mm / 30.3 in

Dry Weight

197 kg / 434 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

15.2 Litres / 4.0 US gal

Consumption Average

16.6 km/lit

Standing ¼ Mile  

11.1 sec  /  208 km/h

Top Speed

232 km/h

Designed by the same man who penned the Ducati Monster, Miguel Angel Galluzzi, the V-Raptor is a typically Italian design. Based around a steel-tube frame and a rebadged Suzuki TL1000R engine, it is a direct competitor to the Monster 900. The engine is much more powerful than Ducati's air-cooled 900, and Cagiva's fuel-injection and exhaust systems provide smooth power delivery. Strong, grunty power throughout the rev range makes the V-Raptor great fun on the road, catapulting it out of bends, front tyre skipping over the road surface. The obvious difference between this and the Raptor 1000 is the bodywork. A radical nosecone arches over the wide handlebars then merges back into the front of the fuel tank.