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Final answers to our quiz. time it’s Laverda and How did you do?

OK folks. Here’s the wrap up to our 10 bike history quiz. it’s the Italian marque along with Japanese Suzuki.

I. Laverda – Answer 4: engines

Pietro Laverda Laverda Macchine Agricole S.p.A) in 1873 in Breganze, Italy as a manufacturer of agricultural engines, farm implements and machinery. Much later, in Francesco Laverda (grandson of formed Moto Laverda as an of the family business.

Like Italian manufacturers in those post-war years Moto focused on small-displacement bikes, in the Italian tradition of craftsmanship, and to detail, combined with a ‘tractor-like’ build quality. the 50s and 60s the company participated in nearly segment of two wheeled transport – bikes, scooters, trials, and more.  But always with displacement bikes, both two and … versions.

At times they even had partnerships with other like Zundapp and Husqvarna in to create products that outside the typical Italian By 1969 they were to really break the mold their first large offering by launching its GT750 SF750 sport, and SFC ( super competizione ) race bike. (known as “SFC Orange”) Laverda’s signature color this period.

The 750cc twin featured a single overhead cam and at produced up to 70 hp. It also the engine as a stressed chassis The 750s also featured the segment’s latest innovations as cast wheels and disc

Did you know that during the 1960s and early 1970s, was imported to America under the Eagle” name? The success of the 750 and the continued marketplace movement larger displacements begat a triple from Laverda in This bike subsequently into the more refined and received Laverda Jota, from 1976 until

Unfortunately, by that time the manufacturers, with the application of technology and low cost manufacturing, had left the small boutique like Laverda in the dust. The company Laverda S.p.A. down the Moto Laverda in 1985. The Laverda brand was resuscitated in 1993, when Francesco Tognon re-started in Zane, Italy.

The Zane/Laverda created a full line of including the Laverda Diamante, 650, Laverda 668, and 750 ‘Ghost Strike,’ and a prototype 900cc liquid cooled 3 sport bike. Failing to market enthusiasm, Laverda was shuttered once again. But the refused to ….

The Aprilia S.p.A. purchased the Laverda in 2000, creating the ‘SFC,’ was basically a re-packaged Aprilia with Laverda trim and By 2003 this incarnation was too. In 2004 Aprilia was by transportation giant Piaggio and the name was once again to the dustbin.

This time seemingly for At least as far as motorcycles go. The good

You can still buy brand new Laverda equipment —  harvesters, and such from the direct of the parent firm that was founded by Pietro Laverda in

J. Suzuki – Answer 5: Industrial Looms

In 1909, in the tiny village of Hamamatsu, 22 year old Suzuki founded the Suzuki Works. The manufacture of looms for Japan’s giant silk remained a primary focus of firm for the next 30 years. the success of the loom business, the of diversification called to Suzuki.

Based on growing consumer and a high level of expertise in the of complex and demanding machines, the elected to try it’s hand at the of small cars. The project was in 1937 and prototypes were but World War II intervened. The government passenger car production a “non commodity” and the plan was set aside for the Post war, Suzuki back to what they best, loom production.

For a business boomed, especially the US government approved the shipment of to Japan, driving loom from Japanese domestic through the roof. This joy however, short lived as the market collapsed in 1951. with tough times, thoughts went back to vehicles.

This time the zeroed in on the post war need for affordable, and reliable personal in the form of motorized bicycles, and lightweight motorcycles. Beginning in with a motorized bicycle featured a 36cc two … cylinder engine they the “Power Free”, the firm grew. Just two years they were producing motorbikes a month and the company was officially changed to Suzuki Co. Ltd.

Then in 1955 first car, the “Suzulight” appeared on the helping to usher in the era of Japanese cars. Both the motorcycle and business proceeded aggressively throughout the balance of the 20th Success in motorcycle racing wins at the Isle of Man TT) foretold of stunning Suzuki offerings as the GSX-R series of sportbikes. BUt competed in every segment – cruisers, dual sports and

By the end of 1999 aggregate worldwide production passed the 40 million and just two years later (and light truck) crossed the 30 million benchmark. remains a stalwart of the motorcycle with annual worldwide of nearly 3.0 million units, and a product line capturing every segment of the business.

So, there you go. How did you make out? you enjoyed this little We’ll have more of thing from time to Hope you’ll join us in the

Laverda 650 Ghost Strike
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