The Cagiva Raptor 1000 was the brain-child of Miguel-Angel Galluzzi, the man who began the revival of the naked super-sportster with his Ducati M900 “Monstro” in 1990. Powered by a Suzuki TL1000 engine and designed to tackle the winding roads of the Italian countryside, the Raptor 1000 is one of the great “what if?” bikes in motorcycling history. Fate and history conspired against the motorcycle however, relegating it to “D” list status among motorcycling celebrities simply for existing in the wrong place at the wrong time. Despite this, it’s still a brilliant piece of engineering. See photos of the Raptor 1000 below and click here to read the story of its rise and untimely end.