Laverda’s SFC 750……….Icon of Endurance Racing

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Laverda 500 SFC

SFC’s in both the earliest and models

Many years ago in a with Motociclismo Massimo The advertising value of races, be great or small, is immense and at the level the expereince of racing can lead to an improvement in production I maintain however that the immediate and pratical effect can be from endurance racing and our efforts are always in that

At the point in time 1969 the concept of what a motorcycles could be was being redefined by introduction of the CB750 / 4cylinder. It was at point that the european industry scrambled to respond. But it almost 3 years before the of the Italian motorcycle industry deliver a 750cc engine to motorcycle consumers.

Laverda had only just a 650cc twin, but Massimo it was still not enough power.

debut of the big 750 twin came in 1969 in a 24 hour race on a 2 street circuit in the town of Oss in Holland. Massimo took 3 machines and one for testing. The Laverda’s ran in pratice than the Honda’s, and Guzzi.

So as not to attract attention and his good friend Brettoni the race under assumed When it was all over and even a holed piston Massimo finished 4th overall behind the Honda, and grabbed a class These machines were the runners of what would Laverda’s famous 750 production the SFC.

Compair the differences between

Massimo’s passion for racing, constant efforts for development of the 750 as a package. Gave his team the zest to always reach for the top on the podium. Up until this Laverda only had been for racing small engines. list of victories and podiums the early 1970’s was truly a that grows larger viewed in the framework of time.

All are still known for being than nails, and almost Many 750’s and 3cyl motors have been past 100,000 miles and required a rebuild !

Unlike endless racing calendar never seems to end. In the 1960’s and 1970’s endurance were few. Also was no world championship of superbikes, or racing. Many of the races Laverda’s 750’s won do not exist

The Modena 500Km, Monza 24Hrs of Oss, 500km of Or really legendary international that saw Laverda victories. as the Montjuich 24hrs.

Where in Laverda’s finished 1st. 3rd and

The SFC’s abilities and development

When we look at the SFC model there are three distinct What is more important is there were only 549 over a period of about 5 Laverda produced over 750 twins In a modern world 500 race bikes is small, for a production year.

The SFC could be had by will to show up with the Massimo wanted everyone If you had the desire Laverda would it possible.

Today’s Ducati 999R now offering that same of possibility to modern day racers. difference being that early SFC’s in many sell for more than the Ducati 749R and even 999R’s $32,000+ USD price Ducati’s rise to dominace in 1980’s, produced more superbike championships than any motorcycle company in Japan or

Laverda 500 SFC

Also supported world growth, because it followed in the of offering race bred as well as race ready to consumers.

Laverda’s 750SFC is more famous, and more after than many famous bikes of that The best example of this is we look at the much over MV Agusta 750. The MV Agusta 750 ( drive ) in its only race in lost to a little know 750 V-twin. That was Paul and the Ducati 750SS !

MV Agusta was so embarssed that it raced the 750 again. SFC’s the amazing ability to be race right out of the box. No special were required to be installed.

gas and oil. Prices on SFC’s to raise. The 2 most sought Italian motorcycles by Japanese in particular are Laverda’s SFC 750 Ducati (round case only) The SFC much faster on the track in original production from.

the birth of a legend

The SFC first engine was really the first version of the original SF, but the SFC was a real racing animal from the up. But inside the engine very There are very few parts are interchangeable with the GT, S and SF road The early SFC’s came with a special piston, a compression ratio of 9.8 to1.

Also very visible to be on historically correct SFC’s are the made Amal 36mm

Early SFC 1 model / w Amal Drum Brakes

The SFC-1 ( is currently listed for Sale at

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