Laverda SF2 750

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Laverda 750 SF

The most noticeable modification was the of a 280mm Brembo disc brake. This was replaced by discs of the same size straight away, so only a of bikes came with a unit. Also, most were sold with a rather than the previous saddle.

Other smaller concerned items such as the and the tail-lamp. The drum rear and wire wheels were as were the Nippon-Denso instruments.

To of modern motor cycle there is very little in the of the Laverda 750SF twin to get about. By contemporary standards, the is positively archaic and should been pensioned off years

Its engine is a 744 cc parallel twin a single-overhead camshaft and drive to the wheel is by a triplex primary five-speed gearbox and a simple chain. The bike is heavy and a rider is familiar with it, very awkward to ride.

On the hand, such an analysis many of the reasons for the existence of For the Laverda 750SF is one of the most attractive motor cycles to from Italy and to many still puts the bigger 981 cc Laverda into the shade on alone.

The engine, originally conceived in the 1960s as a 650 cc unit, was unashamedly on the very popular 250 cc Honda twin with sharply-angled finning running to the top of the cambox. The line of the machine suggests — the tank is long and and the rear seat can be an optional unit with a sleek while by very subtle of the handlebars, footrests and running the whole picture is of a machine for fast and aggressive riding:

The did not always look that As originally designed it looked cumbersome and it was not until 1972 it gained the looks that kept it a favourite despite the more exotic machines have come onto the in the meantime.

In appearance, the latest of the SF are well up to date, with five-spoke wheels and potent brakes, two on the front wheel and one on the Laverda were the first to the excellent Nippon Seikki from Japan in favour of the Italian examples and still use the current versions being to those found on the bigger Switchgear is also from and is the same as that found on

The performance of the SF however, shows the of the engine. Once one of the fastest and powerful 750 cc machines, the SF is now merely with a top speed of 118 mph and a standing time of 13-8 sec, that can be equalled or bettered by the

550 cc machines. But the 750SF has many virtues which were up when testing the 1975 (identical to the latest example for the wheels and brakes). New in 1975 the twin front discs, a massive four-leading-shoe drum and a more powerful German quartz-halogen headlamp.

A year bigger Delorto carburettors 32-mm chokes and accelerator plus a higher lift had given the 750SF a sportier

While much more in the upper rev ranges, the bike is flexible enough to pull at low revs. Most of the power is between 5,000 and 8,000 the rev limit, with a maximum of 65 The bike is just as happy to along at a walking pace in gear while idling at rpm.

Despite the use of the accelerator carbs, fuel consumption has on the Laverda SF over the years, and the version benefits from mixture settings. Overall the returned between 42 and 48 mpg, a total range of 180 miles. A of the leaner carburation proved to be a to accept full throttle acceleration tests, and which heavy slipping of the clutch of the usually more effective, and getaways offered by spinning the wheel

The 750SF is a picture of ruggedness, in reality is not far off the truth. The engine is to massive proportions with a crankshaft having wide big and running in thick castings. and … are slightly oversquare at 80 mm by 74 mm and the overhead camshaft runs in big bearings.

Unusually on a modern the electrical system is supplied by a which is rubber vee-belt from the offside end of the crankshaft, as is the starter.

The first acquaintance the bike is hardly impressive particularly if you have to ride it in Out of its element on the fast and open the 750SF feels rough and and only really comes when driven hard and through demanding bends. the message come through and clear, that it is a true bike in the best tradition.

At speeds below 25 mph the steering is and there is some degree of that requires an application of to the handlebar to maintain a line. But the engine to 7,500 rpm through the (with almost BMW-like with ragged changes, or ones clutchless), exhaust out its deep note, the 750SF out well for a vertical twin, and the becomes progressively more just like a racing

A reason for the smoothness compared to vertical twins is the total of engine and the spine-type frame, of thick wall tubing and

Laverda 750 SF

By common standards the frame is substantial and produces rewards in longevity and giving a feeling of glued to the road. With a of over 500 lb it is a credit to Laverda the 750SF performs as it does.

Set up for road work and most when breezing along at a 90 mph the drape-over-the-tank rider’s stance slow riding a chore. The are adjustable, as on the 981 cc three, giving a range and making up for the tall height. Two seats are available, the type with a toolbox in the giving just about room for two or a more mundane-looking seat.

With the aid of perfectly-matched suspension, the sails securely through without deviating from its Spring rates are hard but to be on this sort of machine.

The spoil the handling when the is cranked near the limit. may be fine on a BMW but they are hardly to the Laverda. Dunlop TTlOOs as fitted to earlier SFs and, we are are now the standard equipment, give better grip on the side-walls.

the engine is passably quite the triplex-chain primary drive some chatter under and the clutch, while normally and quiet, replied to the standing tests by grating on the take up and slipping at speed.

Augmenting the well, the brakes are fabulous, the all-up weight of the Laverda. is that the dual discs the unsprung weight over the old unit.

Electrically, the bike was but we were surprised that have retained the small and CEV rear lamp while the headlamp with the brilliant quartz-halogen unit. No praise can be enough for the fabulous air horns. and switch-gear are good in quality and

Varied and well finished, the is easily found by unscrewing one of the and proved sufficient for most of the tasks.

Apart from completed chrome-work — was showing through on the silencers the general finish of the bike is The only real snags we were a neutral lamp flickered on regardlessly towards the end of the and buckled rear wheel legacy of an attempt to break in the acceleration tests.

If you are turned on by the looks and aura and want a and reliable machine — a bike as they would said once — the SF is the only machine for you.

Laverda 750 SF
Laverda 750 SF
Laverda 750 SF


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