Laverda . Swiftly & with style .

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Seems like it was a waste of effort..but if you can dig out some Quantel Cosworth/Norton Challenge guff, Matt ,- that could be worth a squiz..
 

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Snorton74 said:
I've always wanted a Laverda but they're hard to find in my neck of the woods.
You should look elswhere, unless it was made by Morgan, you won't find it in the woods. :roll:
 
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In 1973, our guys were r acing Z900 Kawasakis. A 20 year old kid from Sydney brought a brand new Laverda 750SFC to phillip Island and beat all the good guys with it. Completely standard, except on methanol fuel ! I was offered one about ten years ago, I'm so sorry I did not buy it.

this one $5000:

 
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Bosch or Denso, wasn`t it?
1,2,3? You sure - Didn`t know they raced Lavvy singles as well as twins & triples..
 
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I was always disappointed that the Lav V6 didn't come to anything.
That thing sounded wicked, and looked the business.

Hmmm, with the passion for bigger motors these days, maybe a little Mazda V6 etc in a bolt-up angle-iron frame..... ??!
 
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If you want a sweet sounding Mazda, listen to a Wankel 20B triple rotor.
 
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As for 'style', well, that Honda 'pagoda' style - so oddly aped by Laverda, ah , not really..no thanks.
 
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Some Turkey recons he has a ferrarri 3 litre V8 to throw in a bike . Badge Engineering . Must be a few bent Maserati V8 coupes / quatroports around .
Then theres the ancient Gordini 2.5 litre , and our own E.t.s 2.5 litre 8 Goldstar Cylinders :? version 7 is 4 litre cousin .

Aussies used to drop V Ws in BMs , owabouta Lancia / Subaru , or um er .




Falconer is a bit bulkey . 600 Cubes . about Four Rocket Tree triumphs . Theyed work better . If you had an Aeroplane .
 
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What about a nice compact V8 liberated from a boat transom, say - an F1 Mercury 2T race mill..
 
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Laverdas are good things. My Seeley was originally built with a Laverda 750 motor. I tried to get it when I got the frame, but it had become out of reach. I raced against the Seeley Laverda once , it was a bit too slow. it had a restrictive two into one pipe which held it back, even though it had the SFC cam.

I have got ambitions of racing against this thing ::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXR65av-Qr0

Have a look on Youtube at 'the perfect corner' :

http://www.youtube.com/user/ozlaverda?f ... sults_main
 
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thanks
i've put cams and RS flat slides in each - the RGS sprint has forcella forks (rare as hens teeth),light weight mags, Jota pistons, and Teleflex adjustable bars, upgraded the brakes, and put custom Works shocks on it, rides amazing - + they really gobble up the miles - as much as i love my commando these are special bikes too -

acotrel said:
Mike, they look like real motorcycles.
 
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