1957 Laverda 100 Sport Bialbero Production Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 571530 Engine no. obscured

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Lot 636N
1957 Laverda 100 Sport Bialbero Production Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. 571530 Engine no. obscured

£ 6,000 - 10,000
US$ 7,800 - 13,000
To be sold without reserve
Amended
1957 Laverda 100 Sport Bialbero Production Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. 571530
Engine no. obscured
Laverda's first product, the 75cc four-stroke 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. In 1951, Laverda's new 'MT' (Milan-Taranto) sports model crushed the opposition, filling the top five positions in the 75cc category while in 1953 there were 75cc-class wins in the Moto Giro d'Italia and Milan-Taranto again. In 1954 the new 98cc '100 MT' scored a debut win in the Giro and occupied six out of the first seven places in the Milan-Taranto's 100cc category, victory going to Laverda rider Giovanni Larquier. The engine of this Laverda 100 Sport has been modified by Giancarlo Morbidelli to incorporate twin overhead camshafts (the valves were originally opened via pushrods). The project took six months to complete and was finished just in time for the 1992 Moto Giro d'Italia. Giancarlo finished the six-day 1,800-kilometre event, run in rally format, and won the stage from Bellaggio to Modena. Restored in the Morbidelli Museum's workshop, the machine is offered with paperwork, correspondence, articles and certificates relating to Giancarlo Morbidelli's successful participation in the 1992 Moto Giro.

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1957 Laverda 100 Sport Bialbero Production Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 571530 Engine no. obscured
1957 Laverda 100 Sport Bialbero Production Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 571530 Engine no. obscured
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