Post-Listing Update: This Laverda 750 SFC was pulled from eBay, final sale price unknown.
I’ve been on a bit of an older Italian sport bike kick recently, but I’m trying to mix it up. With that said, I couldn’t help but feature this Laverda 750 SFC, a limited-production, street-legal racer that was the most iconic bike to ever come with the Laverda name on the tank. Bear with me and I’ll bring you more variety, I promise!
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 few small 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 specific Laverda 750 SFC has 11,875 miles and has been with the current owner for seven years. It’s been restored, though the seller has somehow only put less than 10 miles on it. This is one of the approximately 100 built for the US market which has full instrumentation and Jota style bars. It comes with a two-into-one race pipe, though the bike comes with the original street exhaust system. The only flaw seems to be damaged paint on the inner side of the fairing from a leaking master cylinder – and you’ll need to put a new battery in it before it’s ready to go.
Find this Laverda 750 SFC for sale in Knoxville, Tennessee with a BIN of $50,000 or best offer
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