Never have bumped into any of them yet but I did speak to one of there fathers when trying to track them down in the 90`s while I was planning to load all my business & family credit cards up & doing a runner!
Ive always had bikes since I was 8 and brought up on racetracks as my dad ran a road race team in the 70`s so it meant living in a caravan on a weekend at UK circuits!
1987 onwards I did the wife and baby thing and let the bike thing slip away, then 2 things changed/ruined/improved it all! MONDO ENDURO came on Discovery channel which if it had`nt just maybe I would still be married today!!
Then while on the compulsary 2 weeks on the Costa Blanca sat at a bar cleaning ice cream from young faces a loaded Cagiva Elefant parked up next to my chair.(never really noticed the childrens dirty faces after that)
From then on life was never really the same, I still have the VHS tape with "Dads motorbike video, tape over it and he`ll chop your hands off" written on it containing the whole lot. Then also I have a number of Elefants in various states but have used 1 in particular to travel most of Europe and UK. Getting ready to go further now!
My girlfriend and I have just been to Italy on the 10th Cagiva Elefant Treffen and been round the MV/Cagiva factory where my bike rolled out when new. Fantastic to see over 100 Fants together from all over the world.
Anyway a big thanks to the Mondo crew and hope I do get to chat with you some time.