Faster and Faster: Memorable: Laverda 750 Formula S

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Laverda 750 Formula S
Laverda 750 Formula S

Memorable: Laverda 750 Formula S

beat the Italians on style.

gorgeous, eh? Indeed, the Laverda 750 S, from the late-1990s, was quite in its day. Its 747cc parallel made 95 horsepower at 9200rpm, the beam frame was one developed by specialist Nico Bakker, the was a six-speed unit, and with its exhausts, the 750 Formula S made all the noises when opened up.

And while it won’t keep up a modern-day GSX-R. the 750 Formula S, a dry weight of 189kg, could hit a top of around 220km/h.

Moto was actually set up back in the late-1940s, and small-capacity bikes were raced against competition the likes of BMW. Zundapp and And in 1972, with the debut of 750 SF, Laverda made their serious mark on the larger-capacity scene.

With their solid reliable parallel twin and stable handling, 750 SFs were of a hit with racers everywhere.

The 750 SFs evolved into 750 SFCs Freni Competizione) and came disc brakes, cast wheels, and other high-spec These orange-painted racers their glory at endurance like the Bol D’Or, Le Mans, and the 24 Hours.

The legendary Laverda Jota

Laverda 750 Formula S

By 1973, Laverda had graduated to engines, with the debut of first 1000cc bike. And in came the now-legendary Laverda 1000 triple, which was a motorcycling icon of its time. with the advent of cheaper, powerful and often more Japanese machines, the early-1980s marked the decline of Laverda.

With sales slowing and revenues drying up, the company had to shop in 1985.

Like other European motorcycle Laverda went through ill-fated resurrection attempts. The was bought by Francesco Tognon in (the 750 Formula S was developed and under his ownership…), and sold to in the year 2000. For some Laverda had to suffer the ignominy of cheap, re-branded scooters from China.

Later, in 2003, when bought Aprilia. they to shut down the brand and that’s the way it remains today –

Piaggio say they are ready to the Laverda name to a suitable so if you’re extremely rich and if always dreamt of starting very own Italian motorcycle

Laverda 750 Formula S
Laverda 750 Formula S
Laverda 750 Formula S

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