The Laverda Twins & Triples Bible: 650 & 750cc Twins — 1000 & 1200cc Triples…

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Review, September

This new book by Ian Falloon, as one of the Italian motorcycle marque in the world of bike journalism, is with detailed info on all the twins and triples, manufactured the early 60s until the late If you are an owner of a Laverda from era, or planning to buy one to restore, this book is absolutely

Why? Very simple Falloon documents the evolution of the twins and triples, logging every technical advance, component change, new lick of different decals for the US market Even tiny details the change in the way the battery tray is to a particular bike, are recorded.

are hundreds of photos, covering Laverda models, which help any classic enthusiast exactly what they at on eBay, or in MCN, CBG etc before make an offer on it.

There’s a history of Laverda and some on the racing success of the twins and as well. If you’re a Laverda then this book is reading, packed with a of detailed information regarding updates, technical changes

If that detailed info your thing then book is a bit dull, as Falloon to capture the lasting appeal, the attraction of the big Laverda triples, the known as the Beasts of Breganze. You feel any fire in your reading this plodding

There’s also nothing on the Monjuic 500 arguably one of the most twin cylinder Laverdas built which is a bizarre

The best feature in this is the ‘Distinguishing Features’ box out panels, act as a spotter’s guide for anyone in acquiring a particular Laverda or triple.

At $59.95 the book is but if you are a true Laverda motorcycle you’ll find it is worth penny.

M, November

US website

Although Laverda was a major player in the market, the motorcycle manufacturer from Italy, has acquired a following of fanatical proportions (including like our own editor Backus). In Italian fashion, the company’s seemed to forever rise and before finally falling in the late 1980s, a mid-1990s notwithstanding. ‘The Laverda Triples Bible’ by Ian Falloon readers a fact-packed, year-by-year, record of Laverda’s twins and along with technical and racing history. Like the themselves, books on Laverda are making this a real for fans of this classic marque.

Even Ian Falloon, who has himself an excellent reputation as a historian, cannot really do to a firm’s history in the space of one priced book. Therefore, he has profiling some of the most models from some thus enabling him to go into and produce a ‘bible’ for those of that particular make and

Following on from his Veloce ‘Ducati 750 Bible’ he has produced an work for them on the Twins and from the Laverda factory. it may have been one of the smaller brands, it was still very in the development of the motorcycle that we today. As you will see in the 150-plus of this excellent work, racing program enabled to produce bikes that are now classics like the SFC and the Jota.

and white period shots sit with some stunning plates taken when the were new, as well as shots of restored machines. As with books from it is hard to fault the style and the of the text and it makes an excellent read, as well as a must-have for the of one of these Italian stallions. The will, of course, really the technical info rmation and appendices at the rear.

However, this particular should come with a warning as it has now instilled a desire in me to buy one of the twins, which is going to be expensive than the modest for this hardback book. at least I will be armed all the info rmation I need to buy confidence!

La Vera Vista, 201, November 2007

by James White-Cooper for the Magazine for Laverda Owners Club, UK

Ian is an and journalist, renowned worldwide for his 20+ on motorcycles, in particular Italian Born in New Zealand, Ian now lives in and rides a ’74 750SFC.

As the of the book suggests Ian concentrates on the going 650/750 twins and the from the Breganze era. He however include a chapter a brief history of the marque and is also a chapter on the racing

Ian devotes a chapter to each 650/750 twins, 750SFC, 1800 triples, 1200s and the triples. The developments and technical of each model are included with some production The information given greatly on that published in other existing Laverda books, yet not repeat the same old anecdotes and

A worthwhile addition to every bookshelf, and especially to those owning an anorak and bobble-hat!

The is hardback, 160 pages and contains 150 photographs.

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This book is a read for anyone besotted by and a great introduction to the other marque for anyone who isn’t Two Wheels

Review from Bike Guide, November

UK magazine

Were Laverdas the superbikes of the ’70s? If not they had to be up in the top few with their fabulous

Ian Falloon’s latest book, Laverda Twins and Triples details just how the Jota about. Of course it’s not about the iconic 1000cc as inside the 160 page, 9 7/8in x 8 hardbacked book the enthusiast find the 650 and 750cc twins the full range of 1000 and triples.

There are chapters dealing the technical development, racing modifications and even how the concept of the evolved from Laverda’s machinery background. There are of pictures, over 200 of them in mainly in color.

Inside January 2008

Review by Williams

Canadian magazine

things often come humble origins. Take, for the story of Laverda. Some of the Italian motorcycles on the planet are machines such as the competition-inspired 750 SFC with its rear-set footrests, fairing and bright orange (the orange color is that became a Laverda

Damn, the bike was built for

So it’s interesting to learn Laverda motorcycles arose Laverda Macchine Agricole an implement manufacturer that set up in Bregranze in 1873. Author Ian traces the origins of Laverda in a new book, ‘The Laverda and Triples Bible’. Published in the UK by Publishing, the book includes relevant to anyone restoring a or anyone just plain in these Italian motorcycles.

Falloon describes the history of a company that started out small capacity single-cylinder for the Italian market in 1948. He Laverda’s intention to build motorcycles, and even how the company’s production 650cc twin was patterned after that of legendary CB77 305cc Hawk. While the engine was by the CB77, Falloon reports the of the machine was inspired by a Norton and a BMW R69S.

Falloon writes: the engine style of the Honda, the BMW could be seen in the mufflers, and the profile was reminiscent of the Norton.

and details of all the Laverda twins and including the Jota and the rare RGS Executive are laid out in five with a separate entry for History and an Appendix detailing Specifications. The book truly is a for fans of the Laverda.

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