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Laverda 1000

Laverda RGS 1000

Named the Rome-based firm (RG Studios) who it, the RGS appeared in 1982. Following the 180-crank Jota the RGS was engineered to to a wider demographic. Although a icon of the 70s, Laverda to the press and addressed the areas of the that drew the most

Low and narrow, the RGS featured a revised with rubber mounting for its 120-degree crank engine. nice touches added to buyers included adjustable an easy pull hydraulic a single/dual seat cowling and a fuel fill on the fairing’s right corner. A luxury called the RGS Executive was also adding built-in panniers and fairing coverage. No lightweight at wet, the RGS was nonetheless a fast and motorcycle; eclipsing the ¼ mile in seconds with a top speed of

nearly 140-mph

In 1984 Laverda uprated the RGS the higher-performance RGS Corsa. Finished in back, the RGS’s 981cc triple received considerable to the cylinder head, higher camshafts and more compression These changed netted horsepower and propelled the stunning solidly into the 11-second Two years later a final of the theme was introduced in the SFC 1000.

the name used in its golden as an endurance racing force, the SFC Corsa tuning in a no frills with near 160-mph In 1985 a test written for MCN by Mick Walker proclaimed “If continues down this its future is assured. The SFC is 1985’s and fastest European sport Sadly, production of the SFC 1000 less than two years

Now, both it and the Corsa are collectible.

Meeting youngest son Piero at the International Rally in 2006, I more about the company in two than 15-years previous of book research. “If you study the of the motorcycle” he said, tracing the of a RGS with the palm of his hand notice the shape is very It’s a the same as a rain What’s more aerodynamic a rain drop?” Asking if the power wars influenced the to get out of the motorcycle business, Piero “Competing against the Japanese for was never a problem, but competing in always was.” Nolan

Coining the name used in its years as an endurance racing the SFC combined Corsa tuning in a no package with near potential

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