Packing one of the most distinctive model names in motorcycling history, the Laverda Ghost Strike is one of the many variants the Italian firm pushed out in the late 90s that were powered by either the 650 or 668cc parallel twins. Laverda actually offered a Ghost and a Strike as separate models, the former a trellis-framed naked bike, the latter a perimeter-framed naked. The Ghost Strike combination was a naked bike with a chin fairing.
Check out 668-Tech for a list of all the different variants Laverda was pushing out at the close of the century. Laverda got some grief about their 650 when they brought it out, so the 668 was quickly introduced with new materials and designs for the cylinder head and barrels. The engine produced 70 horsepower and about 50 pound-feet of torque. While I don’t think the styling has held up well, the name sure has!
This example has 15,580 miles and it has a little bit of recent work – new tires, new brakes, and a redone seat. The seller says that it runs well and he’s got the manual, but he just doesn’t ride it enough to keep it around. Find this Ghost Strike for sale in Branchville, New Jersey for $2,800 here on Facebook Marketplace.
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