1 Mile – 1998 Laverda Black Strike

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Post Listing Update: This Black Strike did not get any interest at the opening ask of $7,850.


One of the rarest of the Zane Laverdas, the Black Strike was described as Laverda themselves as having a “non-conventional look” with a “elegant and sporty combination” of colors…all black with white gauges and grey exhaust. Just 50 examples were produced worldwide.

Laverda claimed 70 horsepower out of the 668 motor thanks to several new parts – engine head, piston, rings, oil pump, and oil circulation circuit. The frame was designed by Nico Bakker and it had decent components such as Brembo brake calipers and Marchesini wheels. For more on the Black Strike, check out this page on 668 Tech.

This example (VIN: ZLV650SPOW0002116) is even rarer than its 49 counterparts as it has just 1 mile on the odometer. The seller shares a story that I’ve never heard before: “the story behind this bike supposedly is, that Laverda brought a handful of bikes to Laguna Seca in 1997 to have them tested and ridden by the press. After a couple bikes were crashed by journalists, Laverda pulled the remaining bikes, but instead of sending them back to Italy, they passed them on to selected dealers. This is one of these bikes.

Find this Black Strike for sale in North Royalton, Ohio with an unmet opening bid of $7,850

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