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Laverda 750 GT
Laverda 750 GT


By the early cars had become affordable that the small motorcycle was in decline and Massimo Laverda, son and recent Mechanical Engineering saw the opportunity to move into the of large motorcycles and the 1968 650 was the With five speed unit construction engine, camshaft and ‘under-stressed’ nature it was a modern engine, the 360 degree was the only similarity with the twins of the era.

The engines features were unquestionably by the styling of the Honda CB72 and for it drew some criticism those who still looked on the Japanese motorcycle industry. It is and always will be a massively engine, the single overhead runs in no less than roller bearings and is driven by a camchain, the crankshaft runs in ball bearings that have done the Titanic’s shaft proud, drive to the is by a monstrous triplex chain. no mistake, this engine was to LAST!

The bike quickly (within 52 grew to 750cc by virtue of the bore from 75mm to and alongside the 750GT in 1969 the 750S, marking the first of we now recognise to be the ‘sporting Laverdas’. The soon found itself on the and by 1971 had been developed the first of the very successful

Massimo’s vision of cracking the American market with the 750 was in the early stages when the (GT’s and S’s) were under the ‘American Eagle’ though I don’t know the apparently the marketing was a disaster and the were caned by the press in the US being praised in Europe and the UK. few ‘American Eagles’ were and worst of all, the bikes suffered unfairly as a result. Not a start.

Laverda 750 GT
Laverda 750 GT

To celebrate Laverdas patented new 2 shoe front drum the new sports bike of 1970 was the SF, denoting it’s ‘Super (brakes). The new ‘big valve’ and larger 36mm carburetors, perhaps offset by quieter and slightly lowered compression but the less it was a great sports With a reputation for strength and it was well received, especially by of British parallel twins surprised by a bike that leaked oil nor broke down!

The SF was updated in 1973 (?) and unofficially known as the SF1 with Nippondenso and the smooth tank and sidecovers would see out the 750 series. The SF1 was followed by the SF2 in which added twin disc brakes at the front to the drum at the rear, other were minor such as (ie Japanese) switchgear and Bosch

In 1976 the SF3 was released with a and ducktail similar to the 3CL, with cast wheels and a disc brake. By this the design was showing it’s the triple was both lighter and powerful and the competition from European makes and of course the Japanese industry was strong. were slow and production out in 1976.

The 750 is definitely an enthusiasts bike and certainly combine a mixture of character and speed that is not found in other bikes of the The 750 had served Laverda well, it from a maker of small bikes into a recognised of the kind of big-bore sports only the Italians know how to

Laverda 750 GT
Laverda 750 GT
Laverda 750 GT
Laverda 750 GT

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