Post-Listing Update: This Laverda was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown.
The most iconic motorcycle adorned with Laverda’s name on the tank, the 750 SFC was a limited production racer for the street. This example was restored 4 years ago and it’s ready for you to enjoy.
The Laverda’s 744cc parallel twin produced 75 horsepower at 7,500 rpm, good for about 135 miles per hour. The SFC suffix stood for Super Freni Competizione – or Super Brakes Competition. Each engine had serious modifications from the more pedestrian 750 SF, including bigger valves, and bigger 36mm Amal carbs. Each engine was dyno tested to make sure it was putting out at least 70 ponies, and the frames were then strengthened. Originally built for factory competition, these bikes were hand built by a small number of employees to meet standards of performance rather than cost. Apparently, the now-iconic orange paint was selected to make the bikes easier to see on the track and to please Jan Raymakers, the Dutch Laverda importer. Check out this article from Motorcycle Classics to learn more about why this bike was such a legend even when it was first released.
This example (VIN: 17164) has 18,169 miles. It was restored in 2012 by the 2nd owner, who fitted aftermarket electronic ignition in addition to lots of new OEM parts – Akront rims, IKON rear shocks, exhaust, tires, tail light, pistons and rings, and more. The current seller is the third owner and he ‘overhauled’ the carbs and brakes to make the bike more manageable on the road. In addition, he changed the oil sump plate to include one with a drain plug, and then added custom signals and mirros for safety’s sake. He also replaced the original fiberglass tank with an aluminumn replica to avoid any issues with ethanol, but the original tank is included. Find this SFC for sale in Roswell, Georgia with bidding up to $10,100 and the reserve not yet met