Post-Listing Update: This Laverda did not meet reserve despite 37 bids up to $36,455.
One of the most famous motorcycles to ever come out of Italy, the Laverda SFC was a half-faired beauty built for competition. SFC stood for Super Freni Competizione, or “Super Brakes Competition.” The brakes weren’t the only thing that were super – the engine got bigger valves and 36mm Amal carbs to boost power up to 75 horsepower, which yielded a top speed of about 135 miles per hour.
Each engine was dyno tested to ensure at least 70 horsepower was produced,a nd the frames were strengthened compared to the SF model. Want to know more about why this bike has become such a legend? Check out this article from Motorcycle Classics. Nowadays the Laverda name has all but evaporated, sitting dormantly under the umbrella of the Piaggio group.
This example (VIN: 16787) was restored 20 years ago and has been with the same owner since 1987. As part of the 16000 VIN batch, this got a lower and lighter frame, new swingarm, 38mm Ceriani forks, triple disc brakes, and more changes that made it a strong evolution from the drum brake models. Find this tangerine torpedo for sale with bidding up to $12,300 and the reserve not yet met