Post Listing Update: This Laverda 750 GT got no interest at the opening ask of $15,000.
Laverda was an Italian manufacturer that specialized in the production of agricultural equipment and machines. By the end of WWII, Francesco Laverda (the grandson of the founder) and his friend Luciano Zen decided to get into motorcycles. They developed their first 75cc engine in 1947 and created Moto Laverda S.A.S.
Years passed, and Laverda started to make a name for itself winning races, usually against larger and wealthier manufacturers. This led to the development of Laverda’s other motorcycles and bigger engines. Inspired by bikes of the times, notably the Honda CB77, Laverda developed a 650cc parallel twin that was quickly bumped to 750cc and the first examples were released in 1968.
This bike was the Laverda GT 750. Now competing with Norton Commandos, CB750, Triumph Bonneville, the bike had to be a good performer. The small Italian brand succeeded in that objective, releasing a 60hp bike that could reach a top speed of 103 mph. Just like Lamborghini for cars, Laverda gained the status of a superbike outsider that actually made equal, or even better bikes than larger manufacturers. The 750 GT is one of the flagship bikes of Laverda, and stands today as an important bike of the 70s.
The bike presented here is in great condition having been restored in Italy by Riccardo Oro before being brought to California. Here is a small video presentation of the bike to appreciate the quality of it:
Find this Laverda 750 GT in San Francisco, California with an unmet opening bid of $15,000