1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885

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Lot 371N
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica
Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885

Sold for £ 12,650 (US$ 16,879) inc. premium
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica
Frame no. 750X10885
Engine no. 750X10885
Founded in 1873, Laverda started out making farm machinery, only turning to motorcycle manufacture in the immediate aftermath of WW2. Its first product, the 75cc Motoleggera (lightweight motorcycle) helped meet the unprecedented upsurge in demand for basic motorised transport, and modified versions were soon winning their class in the long-distance road races popular at the time. Lightweights, scooters and mopeds continued to form the mainstay of production up to the late 1960s when the small Italian concern, hitherto little known outside its home country, astonished the motorcycling world by introducing a 650cc parallel twin. Launched in 1968, the latter was controversial, appearing to have been closely based on the Honda CB72 and CB77 twins. After fewer than 100 had been made, the engine was taken out to 750cc, and a team of Laverda twins duly walked away with the 1968 Giro d'Italia. That first 750GT tourer spawned the 750SF sports roadster in 1971. 'SF' stood for Super Freni (super brakes) and marked a switch from Grimeca stoppers to Laverda's own superior drum brakes. Introduced at the same time, the 750SFC was a thinly disguised racer that was soon dominating the endurance races of the day. Built in limited numbers (only 549 were produced in six different batches) the 750SFC production racer is today one of the more collectible of Laverda's early twins and thus highly sought after.

Prices have risen steeply in recent years and for many would-be owners a replica, such as that offered here, is the only affordable option. We are advised that this machine was built in 2012 using factory drawings for the Series '11000' batch, the final version fitted with the drum brakes (the optional Ceriani 4LS). The machine features a modified swinging arm with reinforced pivot and rear-axle; steeper shock absorbers; V-shaped asymmetrical centre stand (to accommodate the original 2-into-1 competition exhaust); an original Laverda road-use exhaust system; original Borrani wheel rims; Dunlop TT tyres; an all new electrical system using the original switches and lighting equipment; Verlicchi handlebars; Magura twist-grip; ethanol-resistant vinyl ester fuel tank; Carello headlamp; and Smiths rev-counter. Highlights of the engine specification include a newly rebuilt, lightened crankshaft; new Asso pistons; new valves and springs; new 2/C camshafts; Dell'Orto 36mm carburettors; and all new bearings and seals. Only some 500-or-so kilometres have been covered since the rebuild's completion and the machine is presented in commensurately good condition. On offer at a fraction of the price of an original, this beautiful 750SFC replica comes with Netherlands registration papers and technical inspection.

Saleroom notices

  • The Frame Number is LAV750C10885. The Engine Number is 750*10885.
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1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
1972 Laverda 750SFC Replica Frame no. 750X10885 Engine no. 750X10885
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