In NZ – 1981 Laverda Formula Mirage

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A limited production model done up by the well-known Slaters Laverda of England, the Laverda Formula Mirage as a rebodied, upgraded Mirage that polarizes the Laverda faithful.

I’ve seen varying reports of production being either 14 or 17 bikes – either way there aren’t many of these left. Some Formulas were made based on the 120 Jota as well. Among other upgrades, these bikes received 7C cams. It also has one of the worst seats for a passenger to be on (thanks to the forward slope), and a minuscule 2.5 gallon fuel tank. The tank is so small because the bodywork was illegal when it was introduced – certain countries had already outlawed fiberglass tanks. Thus, Slater built an metal tank to fit inside the fiberglass tank…and you can guess how that went.

Laverda Formula Mirage - Left Side

This specific Laverda Formula Mirage has been rebuilt and is claimed to be in excellent condition. It has 25,618 miles on the odometer and is now ready for you to snag it up with bidding up to $3,250 and the reserve not yet met in Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand