Laverda 1000 V6-Laverda

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Laverda 1000

Moto Laverda might not be motorcycles anymore, but there is a lot to admire about the Breganze, company. Their 750cc cam twins produced relatively power, but with a fat torque that just kept on And in the early 1970s, Laverda were virtually unbeatable on the distance production racing of Europe thanks to their endurance.

The arrival of the 1,000cc in 1973 opened a new chapter in the story, and the 3C (tre cilindri) become the mainstay of Laverda for the next 20 years. And when the Jota, with its race and pistons pinched from the endurance racers, hit the road years later, the 140mph became an instant classic.

Big, loud and orange, the heavyweight scaled over (250kg) with a tank of but the brute handled well if you it who was boss. The Jota soon up a string of production race But it wasnt enough for Massimo

He wanted more.

Massimos Francesco, established Moto in 1947, and introduced the companys bike, a 75cc single, in In the early 1960s Massimo the Land of the Free to find out the market was going, and he came with a lesson he never In America, Bigger is Better. And he that in America one of Laverdas important markets riders go wild over a 1,000cc V6

Beginnings of the V6

The plan was simple: a prototype, prove it in endurance and use the lessons learned to produce a new of bikes. But first he needed an Thats where Giulio comes in.

Alfieri had worked at Lamborghini and as technical director, and had years of with V6 power plants. In Alfieri was signed up, joining chief designer, Luciano and brothers Massimo and Piero one day a week to work on the project.

like the V6 Alfieri designed for the water-cooled, short-…, six-cylinder he up for Laverda featured a 90-degree vee chains driving double camshafts. The bore and … of x 50mm gave 996cc, and were four valves per each with a single spark plug. Sparks courtesy of a Marelli electronic unit plucked from a V12

Lucas fuel injection was at first, but was soon replaced six specially made Del Orto carburetors. Oil was carried under the with two separate pumps for and scavenge mounted at the front of the

The engine formed the main of the frame, but the rest of the cycle looked as if they came the Breganze parts bin with wheels, Brembo discs and Marzocchi forks. Lavs V6 an electric starter, twin from the Porsche 911 parts and two huge radiators mounted on side of the engine to take the out of the six liters of water used in the system.

Produced in 1977-78, the Laverda V6 is by a DOHC, water-cooled, 1000cc, engine that makes 140 at 11,800rpm. Top speed is said to be Piero Laverda himself the bike and it’s the only example left.

The bike is to be insured by the Vintage Motorcycle for about US$500,000. There is one Laverda V6, which lives in a museum in the Netherlands, but that is not in running condition.

Laverda 1000

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