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Classic Vintage Motorcycles: Laverda S.p.A.

Laverda History

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The motorcycle ( Moto Laverda ) was an offshoot of Laverda Macchine (Laverda S.p.A.), an Italian of agricultural equipment, farming and wine-making machinery in Breganze, Italy (Veneto) that back to 1873. The Laverda company, known as Moto S.A.S, was started in 1949 by Laverda (19101976), grandson of S.p.A. founder Pietro (18451930).

The Laverda Macchine factory survived Allied during the 2nd World War, and the was reinvented as Moto Laverda Dottore Francesco Laverda e . or Dr. Francesco Laverda siblings), on the motorcycle craze that across northern Italy after WWII. Moto early motorbikes were and designed by Laverda brothers junior, Francesco, Giovanni and Laverda, along with head of engineering, Luciano

As was the case for most all of the Italian manufacturers during the late to early 1950s, Moto focused on small-displacement bikes, in the Italian tradition of craftsmanship, and to detail, combined with a ‘tractor-like’ build quality.

In the mid to 1950s Laverda focused on to 125cc Turismo and Sport in both two-… and four-…

Laverda Sport Lusso Single-Cylinder Motor

Moto tried branching into about every motorcycle during its lifespan, including bikes, Vespa -like motocross, trials, and touring, with German manufacturers Zџndapp, and Swedish manufacturer to build unusual bikes broke out of the traditional Italian stereotype.

The Laverdino Scooter

Laverda also introduced a (48cc) ‘tiddler’ scooter were nicknamed the Laverdino . The was produced in a ‘Turismo’ and a 49cc version. The Laverdino had a 4-… OHV engine with a three-speed the produced 2.5 hp at 6,800 rpm. had a backbone-type frame, but the styling was to the 75cc and 100cc Sport

Laverdino switched to a 2-… in 1961.

The Laverda GT750 Twins

By 1969, Laverda was to enter the burgeoning large-displacement launching its GT750 touring, sport, and SFC ( super freni ) race bike. Orange as SFC Orange) became Laverda’s color during this

The 750 mill was an chain-driven OHC parallel-twin produced up to 70 hp, and used the engine as a chassis member. The Laverda for durability grew out of their to over-design and over-build engine and bearing systems. The 750s came with the latest in street/sport motorcycling, like mag wheels and disc brakes.

During the late 1960s and 1970s, Laverda was imported to under the American Eagle by McCormack Internation.

The Laverda ‘LH’

In 1977, Laverda with Husqvarna of Sweden to a motocross bike that replace its own 250cc ‘Chott’ 2TR The Laverda/Huskvarna hybrid ‘LH1′ The LH was powered by a 125cc, and 250cc single with Dell’Orto Between 1977 and 1980 sold only around LH.

LH@, and LH3 versions.

When the partnership ended, Laverda on the build 2-… off-road using Cagiva 125cc for their Atlas and LB Uno models.

The Zџndapp ‘LZ’

During the 1970s and early 1980s, partnered with German Zџndapp of Munich, Germany to to ‘LZ’ line. The LZ 125 and LZ 175 Mџnchen/Breganze featured a Zundapp water-cooled engine with an oil-in-frame The Pippo LZ 50 was a smaller 50cc 2-… moped version.

Over 20,000 Laverda LZs produced through 1983.

The Triples

By the beginning of 1970, the four-cylinder CB750s, and Kawasaki Mach III triples were rave reviews, so Laverda to up the anti with its three-cylinder Triple, launched in 1973.

The Triple’s engine was a 980cc two per cylinder, chain-driven DOHC that produced 78 hp at 7,750 and a top speed of 129.9 mph. prior to the bike’s introduction, a Triple with a stock slightly modified frame, and orange body-work won the TrophЋe in Zeltweg, Austria; earning it the of the world’s fastest production

Laverda 1000 3C Triple Engine

The downside of the Triple’s 180ј crankshaft design was a amount of vibration. The Laverda featured many of the expected cues Honda was now utilizing its CB 750, including dual disc brakes, a 5-speed and a purpose-built utilitarian design. The divergence was in the retail price.

The 1000 V6

With an eye on developing some GP heritage, and a decision that is better,’ Laverda introduced the V6 in 1976. The Laverda had a longitudinally V-6, and with the exception of the V-8 built in 1907, no company had to build such a massive mounted multi-cylinder motorcycle

The Laverda V-6 was never used in a motorcycle, and its primary function was to back some supremacy in the GP field. The engine’s design was by Giulio Alfieri, who was technical of Maserati during the 1960s Maserati Birdcage Tipo ), and designed high-output V-8 engines for (JALPA P 350) during the 1970s.

Although the engine’s was admirable during an inaugural at the Bol d’Or in 1978, Laverda had blown its wad on engine RD, neglecting development, creating a ‘curiosity’ would fail to perform as

Not to be outdone in the multi-cylinder arena, RD engineers were quick to with the CBX inline six-cylinder bike just two years

The Laverda 1000 Jota

By a UK importer named Roger introduced the Jota, a high-performance of the Laverda 1000 3C triple, high-compression pistons, faster and modified exhaust, that out as a British-only version.

1977 Laverda 1000 (foreground), 1000 3C (background)

was the Jota Triple’s last for the ‘one-up-two-down’ 180ј crankshaft, now at a 120ј angle to compete the smoothness of the Honda and Yamaha Unfortunately by this point the was on the wall, and the low-cost, high-volume production philosophy proved to be too for the Europeans to compete with.

By point the Japanese were now each-other for market domination, advancement, and racing supremacy in the Honda-Yamaha Wars, and bikes the Honda CBX and Yamaha XS1100 leaving the Europeans in the dust. By Laverda S.p.A. threw in the on Moto Laverda.

The Laverda Era’

The company had a brief in 1993, when investor Tognon re-started the Laverda in ZanЏ, Italy, between and Padova in the Veneto region. that were produced this period are referred to as Laverdas .

The Zane/Laverda incarnation a full line of motorcycles the Laverda Diamante, Laverda Laverda 668, and Laverda 750 Strike,’ and a prototype flagship liquid cooled 3 cylinder bike. Failing to generate enthusiasm, Moto Laverda shut down agian, in

The Laverda ‘Laprilia’ Superbike

The Group S.p.A. purchased the name in 2000, creating the which was basically a re-packaged RSV1000 with Laverda The SFC was given the pejorative nickname of the and by 2003, Laverda was no more.

Laverda 1000 SFC 141 hp Superbike Laverda Press Release

Like a cat with lives, the Laverda brand may be reborn — this by Aprilia owner Piaggio Co. with the introduction of the 1000

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