Exotic Italian – 1999 Laverda 750S Carenata

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In case a Bimota is too expensive, and a Ducati is too pedestrian…

How about a Laverda? Chances are you’ll be the only one with one of these at your local bike night.

Laverda 750S Carenata - Front Left

Laverda built some famous bikes in the 70’s, then went away until the late 90’s. The marque was reborn with a middleweight parallel twin that was put together with a modern beam frame and some quality components. Think Paioli, Brembo, and Termignoni. Problem was the engine was based on a dated design from their 500 twin of the 70’s. With a claimed 85 HP it was not exactly a rocket, but handling was claimed to be excellent. The limited performance, some questionable Italian reliability and lack of dealer support meant rapid depreciation for these bikes.

Laverda 750S Carenata - Rear

This Laverda looks to be in good condition. Full Termi system, new tires, aftermarket WP shock. Could be a cool ride, maybe even a future classic, as not that many made it to the US.

Find this Laverda for sale in Fayetteville, North Carolina for $3,300 here on Craigslist.

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