1986 Laverda SFC1000 Production Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1000*5209 Engine no. 1000*5209

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Lot 176
1986 Laverda SFC1000 Production Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. 1000*5209 Engine no. 1000*5209

€ 14,000 - 18,000
US$ 16,000 - 20,000
Amended
1986 Laverda SFC1000 Production Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. 1000*5209
Engine no. 1000*5209
Introduced in 1972, the '3C' was the first of Laverda's much admired family of 1,000cc three-cylinder 'musclebikes' that would do so much to establish its reputation as one of Italy's foremost purveyors of high-performance motorcycles. By the mid-1980s however, Laverda was in trouble and a succession of take-overs precipitated the end of triple production in 1987. Immediately before its demise, one of the original firm's last products had been the SFC1000. The latter debuted at the Cologne Show in 1984, reviving the 'SFC' designation of the old production racers and inheriting its tweaked 120-degree crank motor from the RGS1000 Corsa. Tested by Bike magazine in 1984, the latter produced a genuine 84.4bhp, good enough to endow the big 'Lav' with a top speed of 140mph-plus. As ever, this last of the big Laverdas was an exclusive beast; the final few SFC1000s sold around double the price of the contemporary Kawasaki Z1000J. Today the Laverda triples are becoming increasingly collectible, with limited-edition models such as the last-of-the-line SFC1000 highly sought after. This restored SFC1000 was previously raced in production events in Spain and comes with a notarised declaration from the preceding owner, Carlos Garriga.

Footnotes

  • Laverda SFC1000 modèle competition de série 1986
    cadre numéro 1000*5209
    moteur n° 1000*5209

    Présentée en 1972, la 3C était la première de la famille des « musclebikes » 1 000 cm3 à trois cylindres de Laverda qui allait tant faire pour sa réputation de leader italien de la moto à hautes performances. Au milieu des années 1980, Laverda était pourtant en difficultés et une série de rachats successifs mit fin à la production des trois cylindres en 1987. Juste avant sa fin, l'un des derniers modèles de la marque avait été la SFC1000. Elle avait débuté au Salon de Cologne en 1984, ressuscitant l'appellation SFC des anciennes versions course de série et héritait de l'étroit moteur à 120° de la RGS1000 Corsa. Essayée par le magazine Bike en 1984, elle développait 84,4 ch qui permettaient à la grosse Lav' d'atteindre une vitesse maximale de plus de 125 km/h. Comme toujours, la dernière des Laverda était un engin exclusif. Les dernières SFC1000 se vendaient pratiquement le double du prix d'une Kawasaki Z1000J contemporaine. Aujourd'hui, les trois cylindres Laverda sont devenues des pièces de collection très prisées, les éditions limitées comme les dernières SFC1000 de série sont particulièrement recherchées. Cette SFC1000 restaurée, antérieurement engagée dans des épreuves de « production » en Espagne, est accompagnée d'une attestation légalisée de son précédent propriétaire, Carlos Garriga.

Saleroom notices

  • Prospective purchasers should be aware that this motorcycle is almost certainly a modified Laverda 3CL dating from approximately 1976 and NOT an SFC1000 as stated in the catalogue. There are no documents with this Lot. Les acheteurs potentiels doivent savoir que la moto est probablement une Laverna 3CL modifiée datant approximativement de 1976 ant NON PAS une SFC1000 comme indiqué au catalogue. Il n'y a pas de documents avec ce lot.
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1986 Laverda SFC1000 Production Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1000*5209 Engine no. 1000*5209
1986 Laverda SFC1000 Production Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1000*5209 Engine no. 1000*5209
1986 Laverda SFC1000 Production Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1000*5209 Engine no. 1000*5209
1986 Laverda SFC1000 Production Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1000*5209 Engine no. 1000*5209
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