Cagiva’s C594 500cc GP Racer | With Phil Aynsley

Cagiva’s final 500cc GP Motorcycle – The C594

With Phil Aynsley

The C594 was the final version of the Cagiva 500cc GP bike, and the best looking GP bike of all time as far as I’m concerned!

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Cagiva C594 GP Racer

John Kocinski won the opening round in Australia and had six other podium positions to finish third in the championship for the ’94 season.

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Cagiva C ImagePA AustralianGP Kocinsk

Cagiva C594 GP Racer – Ridden by John Kocinski

This is chassis No.4 and is fitted with the aluminium swing arm used for the bulk of the season (a carbon fibre unit was used towards the end).

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Cagiva C594 GP Racer with aluminium swingarm

While Cagiva had previously experimented with Ferrari-built carbon fibre frames, 1994 was the first time a composite carbon-alloy frame was used as standard.

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The C594 ran a composite carbon-alloy frame as standard

Compared to the C593 it had a more sophisticated engine management system (with three maps) and while slightly down on power it was a far more manageable package.

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Cagiva C ImagePA

Engine management was also beefed up on the C594

The 80º twin counter-rotating crankshafts and “big bang” firing order motor was otherwise mostly unchanged.

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Cagiva C ImagePA

The powerplant was a big bang 80º twin producing 177 hp

Power on the Cagiva C594 was 177 hp at 12,500 rpm at the rear wheel and dry weight just 130 kg.

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Cagiva C ImagePA

The Caviga C594 weighed in at just 130 kg

Source: MCNews.com.au

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