Back in the late 80's, I would eagerly await the monthly delivery of Cycle magazine (FYI-If you don't know what a "magazine" is, ask your parents). Each months issue covered the latest offerings from the big 4 Japanese manufacturers; 1st gen GSX-R's, Kawasaki Ninja's, Honda Hurricanes, etc. Unfortunately, the meager budget of myself and my friends meant our exposure to information about the smaller displacement bikes from Europe and Japan was petty much nil.
This little gem is an Italian two stroke from Cagiva called the Freccia, which means arrow. It was introduced in May 1987 and was designed by Massimo Tamburini who is now famous for the 916 and MV Agusta F4. Cagiva claimed the Arrow had enough power to hit a top speed of around 97 mph, which while not a lot by today's standard, was close to what most 250s could achieve at the time.
Reviews of the the Freccia said "it pulls cleanly from as low as 3000 rpm but at 7000 rpm there's a sudden surge of extra power as the exhaust valve opens fully, leading to GP-levels of performance at the upper reaches of the rev band - and that remarkable top speed. The close-ratio, six-speed gearbox makes light work of keeping the engine on the boil." The full review can be read here.
So in summary: its rare, it's a two stroke, it's Italian, and it's designed by the late, great Tamburini.
SUBMITTED BY MARTIN G/DALLASLAVOWNER
NOTE: The seller is a dealer in Colorado who often offers pieces out of collections. I personally bought a Mondial Piegga from them last year with no issues, including shipping within the USA. -MG